June 20, 2019

Judge hand-tosses drug extradition for pizza maker

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By Celia Ampel, From Daily Business Review Coral Gables attorney Eduardo Palmer won an unusual ruling for a client facing extradition to Italy on nearly 20-year-old charges. Orlando pizza maker Giovanni Ferriolo was freed Sept. 2 after five months in jail on drug-trafficking charges. A federal magistrate dismissed the extradition request with prejudice, finding Italy’s […]

Loeb Reinsurer says ‘Tough out there’ amid two-year share slump

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By Sonali Basak From Bloomberg Executives at Dan Loeb’s reinsurer, which is headed for its second-straight annual decline in New York trading, told investors not to count on a quick rebound in the industry as competition intensifies. “It’s tough out there,” Robert Bredahl, Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.’s chief operating officer, said at a conference Thursday […]

Trump’s deportation rhetoric crushing to GOP

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By George Will From Newsmax It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so […]

New York Daily News: Jeffrey Webb and Enrique Sanz took over CONCACAF with same Mafia ways as predecessors

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BY TERI THOMPSON , NATHANIEL VINTON FROM NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1:00 PM IMAGE: Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty on July 18 in Brooklyn to 17 counts in the ongoing FIFA scandal. Wise Guys: They came barging into Trump Tower and took over the opulent headquarters of one of FIFA’s six confederations. Right […]

Crash leaves Lufthansa wide open to U.S. litigation

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By Sheri Qualters, From The National Law Journal Deutsche Lufthansa A.G. could face wrongful death claims in the United States by the families of the three Americans reported killed in the Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, according to aviation attorneys tracking developments. French authorities reported that voice recorder evidence indicates co-pilot […]

Niagara Falls make for an icy spectacle

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Frozen portions of Niagara Falls make for an icy spectacle By Patrick Kulp 1 DAY AGO A frigid blast of Arctic air that is chilling the eastern United States has frozen over parts of America’s largest falls. Snow, mist and massive ice formations are shrouding parts of Niagara Falls, which straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. While […]

Panel takes different tack in denying habeas to chimpanzee

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By Joel Stashenko, From New York Law Journal An upstate appellate court has refused to entertain a writ of habeas corpus to relocate a chimpanzee named Kiko from the Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls to a different sanctuary. The unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, became the second Appellate Division panel within a […]

Norwegian extends commitment at Port Canaveral

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By Dave Berman, from Florida Today Norwegian Cruise Line extends Port Canaveral home port, port-of-call commitments STORY HIGHLIGHTS Norwegian Cruise Line adds second year to its commitment to base its Spirit at Port Canaveral The Spirit will sail alternating seven-day Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries It will be the first Norwegian ship based here […]

Former BigLaw partner charged in NJ with bilking NY firms

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By David Gialanella, From New Jersey Law Journal A former partner at two New York firms was accused by federal prosecutors in New Jersey of forming two litigation-support companies in order to defraud the firms out of more than $5 million. A Dec. 22 criminal complaint charges Keila Ravelo with using her position at the […]

Plaintiffs culled, but defect claims advance against GM

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal A federal judge in New York has allowed a consolidated consumer class action to go forward against General Motors Co. over its ignition switch recalls—although on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York ruled on Friday that briefing should […]