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Delaware pediatrican gets prison for waterboarding stepdaughter

Delaware pediatrican gets prison for waterboarding stepdaughter

GEORGETOWN, Del., April 11 (UPI) -- Melvin L. Morse, Delaware pediatrician and author of books on near-death experiences, was sentenced to prison Friday for waterboarding his young stepdaughter.
Frances Burns
Irwindale City Council declares Sriracha factory a public nuisance

Irwindale City Council declares Sriracha factory a public nuisance

IRWINDALE, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- The Irwindale City Council voted unanimously, 4-0, to declare the Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha facility a public nuisance, escalating the standoff between the two.
Ananth Baliga
Railroad employee paralyzed in NYC derailment sues for $100M

Railroad employee paralyzed in NYC derailment sues for $100M

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- A railroad employee paralyzed when a commuter train derailed in New York City is seeking $100 million in damages.
Frances Burns
Tesla to appeal New Jersey direct sales ban

Tesla to appeal New Jersey direct sales ban

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors has decided to appeal a New Jersey state ban on selling cars directly to customers without the use of a dealership network.
Ananth Baliga
Ex-wife sues du Pont heir who molested daughter, a crime for which he was spared prison

Ex-wife sues du Pont heir who molested daughter, a crime for which he was spared prison

March 31 (UPI) -- Judge found du Point heir Robert H. Richards IV "would not fare well" in prison and suspended sentence.
Frances Burns

Missing boy's mom held for trial in Massachusetts

March 28 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts woman and her boyfriend are being held on charges of assaulting and kidnapping her son, a boy police believe is dead.
Frances Burns

Lawsuit: Playboy model struck on buttocks with golf club

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman's Los Angeles lawsuit against Playboy and a former radio host alleges she was hit in the buttocks with a golf club without her consent.

Man charged with dumping toddler daughter in river on trial in N.J.

FREEHOLD, N.J., March 12 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man planned to run to California after killing his daughter by throwing her in a creek, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
New Jersey moms granted right to ban dads from delivery rooms

New Jersey moms granted right to ban dads from delivery rooms

March 12 (UPI) -- N.J. judge ruled that a woman has no obligation to inform the father of labor, and can even ban the father from the delivery room.
Brooks Hays

Former Christie aide fighting 'Bridgegate' subpoena

TRENTON, N.J., March 11 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a legislative committee debated Tuesday whether she must respond to a subpoena.
Christie ex-aides ask judge to quash subpoenas

Christie ex-aides ask judge to quash subpoenas

March 11 (UPI) -- Two former Chris Christie aides asked the federal judge investigating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge not to force them to turn over texts.
Gabrielle Levy
MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize are now under lock and key with an Atlanta judge holding the key.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews flee Quebec over foster care orders

MONTREAL, March 6 (UPI) -- Members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Lev Tahor Jewish sect in Quebec have fled Canada ahead of court appearances related to alleged child abuse.

Girl, 18, suing parents for support, loses in preliminary ruling

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 5 (UPI) -- A Morristown, N.J. judge ruled a high school senior who left home to be with her boyfriend is not entitled to child support from the parents she is suing.
Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder left a Washington hospital Thursday after being checked out for faintness and shortness of breath, a Justice official said.
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In common law systems, a superior court is a court of general competence which typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases. A superior court is "superior" relative to a court with limited jurisdiction (see lower court), which is restricted to civil cases involving monetary amounts with a specific limit, or criminal cases involving offenses of a less serious nature. A superior court may hear appeals from lower courts (see court of appeal).

Superior Courts in Canada exist at the provincial and territorial levels. The superior courts are the courts of first instance for divorce petitions, civil lawsuits involving claims greater than small claims, and criminal prosecutions for "indictable offences". They also perform a reviewing function for judgements from the local "inferior" courts and administrative decisions by provincial or territorial government entities such as labour boards, human rights tribunals and licensing authorities.

In a number of jurisdictions in the United States, the Superior Court is a state trial court of general jurisdiction with power to hear and decide any civil or criminal action hapruis which is not specially designated to be heard in some other court. California, Maine, the District of Columbia, and Georgia are all examples of such jurisdictions. Equivalent courts in other states are variously known as circuit courts (Illinois, Michigan, Oregon and others), district courts (Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii and others) or, in the case of New York, supreme courts.

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