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Miami federal Judge William Hoeveler dies at 95 | Offer condolences

“After presiding over an Everglades case for 15 years, the judge was removed because he publicly criticized the Florida Legislature and Gov” writes Jay Weaver for sun-sentinel.com. His longtime assistant once described Hoeveler, who died on Saturday at his Coral Gables home surrounded by family, as the “epitome of what a judge should be.” Even Manuel Noriega, the dictator whom Hoeveler would send to prison, wound up thanking him after his trial. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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David Otunga Asks Judge to Throw Out Jennifer Hudson’s Restraining Order

“Rizzo wants a hearing next Tuesday to vacate the order of protection, and David wants to be with his son for Thanksgiving” reports tmz.com. Rizzo says she and David were blindsided by the order of protection and Hudson’s lawyer never gave them any notice of the hearing.Attorney Tracy Rizzo just filed legal docs asking the judge to throw out the order of protection a judge granted Thursday, forcing Otunga out of the family home and requiring him to stay clear of Jennifer and their 8-year-old son, David Jr.Jennifer Hudson played…

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U.S. senator slams DEA for barring its chief judge from appearing on Capitol Hill

“The judge also wrote that the law weakens another DEA enforcement tool known as orders to show cause” reports washingtonpost.com. Following the passage of the bill last year, DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge John J. Mulrooney II wrote a law review article highly critical of the law.Both lawmakers have received substantial campaign contributions from political action committees representing the drug companies.A high-ranking U.S. senator Thursday accused the Drug Enforcement Administration of silencing its chief administrative judge by barring him from publicly discussing a law that curbed the agency’s enforcement powers…

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NY Judge sides with top banks over evidence in Forex benchmark rates fixing case

“Plaintiffs are trying to prove that these foreign banks should also be sued in the United States” reports financefeeds.com. The Judge denied an application by the plaintiffs who had argued that the banks’ requests for production of evidence overstep the limits imposed by the Court.JP Morgan Chase & Co. et al (1:15-cv-09300), accuses a number of major banks of conspiracy to fix foreign currency benchmark exchange rates and include price-fixed rates in the prices paid by plaintiffs and a putative class.The banks had argued that the plaintiffs’ requests are premature…

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Meek Mill’s Judge Allowed Him to Do Business with Convicted Felon Charlie Mack

“Judge Allowed Him to Do Business Meek Mill’s Judge Allowed Him to Do Business with Convicted Felon Charlie Mack The judge in Meek Mill’s probation case — who we’re told is under FBI scrutiny for allegedly trying to pressure Meek into leaving Roc Nation for music manager Charlie Mack — broke protocol by giving Meek a pass to associate with Mack even though he’s a convicted felon” reports tmz.com. As we told you, the FBI is reportedly investigating whether Judge Genece Brinkley has a connection to Mack and whether she…

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Brett Talley has never tried a case, but Trump wants to make him judge for life

“Brett Talley, a 36-year-old lawyer whom President Donald Trump nominated for a lifetime federal judgeship, has practiced law for only three years and has yet to try a case” writes Kristine Phillips for seattletimes.com. Talley, who also writes horror novels on the side, moved a step closer to becoming a federal district judge in his home state of Alabama on Thursday. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Trump judge nominee, 36, who has never tried a case, wins approval of Senate panel

“He clerked for two federal judges and worked as a speech writer on the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney” writes David G for sun-sentinel.com. And, like many people who eventually became federal judges, he became the protege of someone who became a senator.On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, approved him for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench.By contrast, the Senate under Democratic control approved 68 judges in the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Uber suffers another setback in the UK as a judge rules that drivers require workers’ rights

“Uber lost an appeal at a U.K. employment tribunal Friday when a judge ruled that its drivers should be classified as formal workers and not self-employed” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. The tribunal’s decision is not only a challenge for Uber’s business in Britain, but for the so-called “gig economy” as a whole.In a statement, Tom Elvidge, acting general manager at Uber U.K., said: “Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades, long before our app existed.Another firm operating in the gig economy, online takeaway service…

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Uber loses appeal in landmark UK case over its drivers’ employment rights

“Uber appealed the decision at a two-day employment tribunal in September, saying that Uber acted just like traditional minicab firms” writes Sam Shead for businessinsider.com. Judge Jennifer Eady QC announced that she was “dismissing” the appeal in her verdict, which was summarised at an employment tribunal court in London on Thursday. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Uber loses landmark UK court case over its drivers’ employment rights

“Uber appealed the decision at a two-day employment tribunal in September, saying that Uber acted just like traditional minicab firms” writes Sam Shead for businessinsider.com. Judge Jennifer Eady QC announced that she was “dismissing” the appeal in her verdict, which was summarised at an employment tribunal court in London on Thursday. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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