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Judge: Corcoran Gallery in Wash. can join with National Gallery

Judge: Corcoran Gallery in Wash. can join with National Gallery

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --A judge approved a merger Monday between the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington and the National Gallery.
Frances Burns
Donald Trump wants name removed from Atlantic City casinos

Donald Trump wants name removed from Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 6 (UPI) --Entertainment personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump is suing to have his name removed from a pair of Atlantic City casinos he no longer operates.
Matt Bradwell
Judge rules against Donald Sterling, Shelly will sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, Shelly will sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --A Superior Court judge ruled against Donald Sterling on Monday, clearing the way for wife Shelly to sell the L.A. Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
Matt Bradwell
Former dictator files lawsuit over his portrayal in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

Former dictator files lawsuit over his portrayal in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court about his portrayal in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
Evan Bleier
Convicted arsonist Victor Rosario freed on bail after winning appeal

Convicted arsonist Victor Rosario freed on bail after winning appeal

LOWELL, Mass., July 11 (UPI) --A man convicted in 1983 of setting the deadliest fire in the history of Lowell, Mass., was released the same day another fire claimed seven lives in the city.
Frances Burns
Justin Bieber gets two years probation in egging case

Justin Bieber gets two years probation in egging case

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to egging his former neighbor's house and got two years of probation.
Kate Stanton
Judge orders new trial for man convicted of starting deadly fire in 1982

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of starting deadly fire in 1982

LOWELL, Mass., July 9 (UPI) --A man who has spent more than half his life in prison has won an appeal of his conviction for setting a deadly fire in 1982 in Lowell, Mass.
Frances Burns
New delay announced for trial in Aurora, Colo., theater shootings

New delay announced for trial in Aurora, Colo., theater shootings

AURORA, Colo., July 9 (UPI) --A psychiatrist has asked for more time to examine accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, a judge said Wednesday, announcing another delay for the trial.
Frances Burns
Suspected meth smoker found hiding in box of stuffed animals after alleged burglary

Suspected meth smoker found hiding in box of stuffed animals after alleged burglary

TACOMA, Wash., July 2 (UPI) --Washington man Michael Howell was charged with burglary after he allegedly smoked meth during a break-in and then hid in a box of stuffed animals.
Evan Bleier

Bangor, Me., woman gets 50 years for killing husband in the tub

BANGOR, Maine, June 27 (UPI) --A judge told a Bangor, Maine, woman she was guilty of "monstrous savagery" as he sentenced her to 50 years for killing her husband in the bathtub.
Frances Burns
Report: Man freed by jury error is fatally attacked within an hour of his release

Report: Man freed by jury error is fatally attacked within an hour of his release

FRESNO, Calif., June 12 (UPI) --Fresno criminal Bobby Lee Pearson was fatally attacked within an hour of being released after a jury error set him free on Wednesday night.
Evan Bleier
Casey Kasem's daughter to pull life support after judge reverses ruling

Casey Kasem's daughter to pull life support after judge reverses ruling

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --A Los Angeles judge has reversed a prior ruling forcing Casey Kasem's doctors to maintain life support.
Kate Stanton
Education secretary calls for discussion on teacher tenure in wake of Calif. ruling

Education secretary calls for discussion on teacher tenure in wake of Calif. ruling

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called a California court ruling stripping teachers of most job protection a "mandate" to fix a broken system.
Frances Burns
Judge strikes down laws protecting California teachers' jobs

Judge strikes down laws protecting California teachers' jobs

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --A judge, ruling in a lawsuit brought by a group of students, said California's legal requirement that teachers be laid off by seniority is unconstitutional.
Frances Burns
Halle Berry to pay child support to ex Gabriel Aubry

Halle Berry to pay child support to ex Gabriel Aubry

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) --Halle Berry has been ordered to pay child support to Gabriel Aubry, father of her daughter, Nahla.
Kate Stanton
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Erik Menendez confers with his attorney Leslie Abramson while his brother Lyle was giving testimony in Superior Court in Los Angeles on September 13, 1993. The brothers are charged with killing their parents. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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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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