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AddJudge says Tesla mall store can go forward, for now

We'll let Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk write the lede on this one: "Mass. judge denies auto dealers' demand to kill our little Tesla store," Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday. "Yay, justice prevails."

65Judge gives car thief break, thief gives judge's car a break-in

Stealing cars is (obviously) against the law, and getting caught usually translates into a significant prison term. We're guessing the crime is just a bit stiffer if you're caught attempting to swipe the ride of a judge, especially if you just left her court room.

265Judge Gives Texas Man 45-Year Sentence For Latest DWI Conviction

Fort Worth man must serve at least 11 years of sentence

Last week, New Jersey officials expressed exasperation with their inability to keep a drunken man off the road after he was arrested for driving under the influence five times in a five-week span. Perhaps they can receive some legal advice from their counterparts in Texas.

276Professor beats traffic ticket with physics paper

We've never been falsely accused of a traffic violation, having earned every last second of our time before a judge, but when it does happen to us, we'll certainly want to brush up on our physics. Dmitiri Krioukov, a physicist with the University of California, recently pleaded his way out of a fine for rolling through a stop sign using the power of mathematics. Krioukov worked up a four-page physics paper underscoring the differences between linear and angular motion to prove that he could have

8Judge says Chrysler doesn't have to reinstate closed dealers

Chrysler made the difficult (and controversial) decision in 2009 to close 789 dealerships leading up to the automaker's abbreviated bankruptcy. The move helped Chrysler eliminate some redundancies and limit in-brand competition, but many of the dealers who lost their franchises weren't at all pleased with the move.

102PA judge charged with dismissing her own traffic tickets

We have to imagine it's easier to fight the law and win when you're a judge. Reuters reports Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has been charged with a number of crimes associated with dismissing her own traffic violations. According to Attorney General Linda Kelley, the 43-year-old judge faces charges on conflict of interest, tampering with public records and obstruction of justice.

73Infamous Bugatti offshore excursion going to trial for insurance fraud [w/video]

It appears the gentleman who piloted his Bugatti Veyron into a Texas lagoon has run into a spot of legal trouble. The insurance company that paid out $2 million for the trashed exotic is calling fraud on the whole scenario, and a federal judge has decided that the claim should go before a jury. Andy House of Lufkin, Texas, originally purchased the Veyron after securing an interest-free $1 million loan from Lloyd Gillespie. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company alleges House attempted to pay a

13CNN reports Top 10 Muscle Car Stars

CNN Money has published a list of the "Top 10 Muscle Car Stars" as compiled by Kelley Blue Book. Some of the picks are obvious, such as the Hemi 'Cuda convertible, GTO Judge convertible, and the venerable Plymouth Superbird. More of a surprise is the presence of the Ford Torino Talladega, which is labeled as an up-and-comer in the muscle car marketplace. With values currently in the $30,000 range, the Torino is still attainable by those who don't have six-figure budgets to work with.

2Delphi seen improving, given more time by judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain agreed yesterday to extend Delphi's deadline to submit its reorginization plan from August 5th to February 1st of next year. Judge Drain apparently sees the embattled company as making significant progress with buyouts and the early retirement of thousands of Union employees and will give it more time as long as he sees it travelling down the right path to solvency.

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