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Judge Says No to Nokia


This may be the end of Nokia Corp.’s persistent pestering to seal files linked to Samsung’s leaks of Nokia’s licensing deals with Apple in the smartphone market, which cam before the long-running Apple iPhone versus Samsung Galaxy patent fight. U.S.…

Prisons Ordered to Speed Up Paroles

State prisoners in overcrowded, makeshift quarters

California prison officials have been ordered to implement a new parole determination process that would speed up the parole of non-violent second-strike inmates and minimum security prisoners. The three federal judges overseeing the prison overcrowding case said Friday there is…

PG&E Sued Over Century-old Pollution


Herring fishermen have accused Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of failure to clean-up pollution from low-tech nineteenth century gas-from-coal refineries sitting under the heart of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Marina districts. An environmental lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court…