December 15, 2019

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WORC Holiday Hours 2019 WORC is announcing its holiday working hours, as well as dates for the remaining board meetings for this year. WORC at Apollo House West on Mary Street will close to the public at 11:30 am Tuesday, 24 December and will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, 27 December. On Monday, 30 […]

Seven postponements for seven sins. Webb sentencing delayed again

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From Inside World Football Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has had his sentence in the FIFA-gate scandal pushed back for a seventh time after submissions in court were accepted earlier this week. After numerous delays, Webb was due to face sentencing yesterday (Wednesday) but the court of the Eastern District of New York has agreed […]

Johnson & Johnson wins the reversal of a $72 million verdict over a cancer death linked to one of its popular products

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By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider Oct 17 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. The Missouri Court […]

‘Dark web’ mastermind had clean background: Antigua-Barbuda CIU

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In response to revelations on Thursday that the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, was created and operated by an economic citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) issued a statement confirming that the background check prior to the issue of citizenship […]

Man revived during search and rescue by Cayman Islands police Friday (25) Night, 25 November

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From RCIPS Just after 8PM Friday night, 25 November, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police to a report of a man in distress in the water near Bodden Town Cemetery.  Within minutes a Marine officer responded from Coewood Beach in his personal boat, followed by Eastern District uniform officers on a Waverunner.  The marine vessel […]

Former FIFA Chief Jeffrey Webb receives lifetime ban from football

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From Euronews Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from football for life by the body’s ethics committee. Webb, who also held roles as the President of CONCACAF and President of the Cayman Islands Football Association, pleaded guilty at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to one count of […]

Judge orders Insurers to pay legal fees of FIFA official

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By Christine Simmons, From New York Law Journal Insurers have been ordered to pay the legal fees of a FIFA official arrested in a wide-ranging criminal corruption case, likely opening the door for other FIFA officers and their attorneys to tap the $50 million policy for legal fees. Eastern District Judge Raymond Dearie on Wednesday […]

Former high-ranking FIFA and CONCACAF official pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Corruption charges

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From Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York Earlier today [Monday April 11]  in federal court in Brooklyn, Alfredo Hawit, a former FIFA vice president and executive committee member, the former president of CONCACAF, and the former president and general secretary of the Honduran soccer federation (FENAFUTH), pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering […]

Former US big law partner charged for airplane assault

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By Lizzy McLellan, From The Legal Intelligencer A one-time partner at a national law firm is facing a federal misdemeanor charge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania over an allegation that she assaulted another person during a flight that was forced to divert to Philadelphia. The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged attorney […]

Heart monitor company in contempt of patent settlement

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By P.J. D’Annunzio, From The Legal Intelligencer A federal judge has ruled that a cardiac monitoring service involved in patent infringement litigation is in contempt of a settlement prohibiting it from selling the plaintiff’s technology. U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that defendant MedTel violated a consent judgment […]