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Federal judge to mediate lawsuits about Ohio State doctor

“OSU had recommended a former federal judge or a federal appeals court mediator” reports foxsports.com. Barrett has been federal judge in the Southern District of Ohio since 2006.COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. Source: foxsports.com

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Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business

“In the investigation, hidden cameras were used to capture Kraft on video inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, police records show” writes Boston Globe for cnbc.com. The technique was used recently in a sweeping human trafficking investigation in South Florida in which New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among those arrested. Source: cnbc.com

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The parents of more than 40 unvaccinated kids want them back in school, now. A judge said no.

“Months later, the parents of more than 40 banned children at Green Meadow Waldorf School sued the Rockland County health department, asking a federal judge to allow the students to return to class” writes National Breaking News for washingtonpost.com. The school is complying with the county health department’s order, its spokeswoman said, and will welcome its students back when it is legally allowed. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Actress Tina Malone given suspended jail sentence for breaching injunction protecting identity of James Bulger killer

“After admitting breaching a worldwide injunction a judge gave her an eight month prison sentence, but suspended it” writes Nick Timothy for telegraph.co.uk. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, also ordered Malone to pay £10,000 towards the  costs of the case. The judge said that, if Malone committed another contempt of court within two years, she would be jailed for eight months plus any additional sentence she may be given for the further offence. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Roger Stone’s lawyers apologize to federal judge for concealing information about his upcoming book while under a gag order

“Six days before the February 21 hearing in which Jackson imposed the full gag order, Stone wrote to Skyhorse Publishing editor Michael Campbell expressing concerns that a gag order may interfere with the promotion of his book” writes Sonam Sheth for businessinsider.com. “Recognize that the judge may issue a gag order any day now and while we will appeal it, that could take a while,” Stone wrote to Campbell on February 15.Rogow acknowledged the error in the March 1 filing, saying that Stone had reminded his lawyers of the book…

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Alibaba forces Dubai-based crypto firm to stop using its name

“Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has settled with a Dubai-based cryptocurrency firm in a US court, which will see the latter stop using the name ‘Alibabacoin’ for its cryptocurrency” writes Mashable Me for mashable.com. Last year, a New York judge rejected a preliminary injunction from Alibaba, stating that the complainant had failed to prove that an American court had jurisdiction over the matter.The judge also said that the complainant had failed to establish “reasonable probability” that Alibacoin’s websites were used to do business with customers in New York. Source: mashable.com

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Judge orders naming of U.S. attorney who had affair with subordinate

“A federal judge has ruled that the Justice Department must disclose the name of a former U.S. attorney who had an extramarital affair with a supervisor in the same office” writes Josh Gerstein for politico.com. The judge turned down BuzzFeed’s request for details on other allegations that the inspector general’s team found were not substantiated. Source: politico.com

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HBO orders two new Mike Judge comedies — including one about a-holes

“The network announced on Monday that it had given a series production commitment to not one but two series from Silicon Valley co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge” writes Dan Snierson for ew.com. Judge will serve as executive producer and co-writer alongside Josh Lieb (The Daily Show).And can they be cured?” Judge will co-write A5 with Silicon Valley producer Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder), and both will serve as executive producers.HBO wants to remain a good judge of character(s). Source: ew.com

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Judge extends authority to more families separated at border

“Dana Sabraw ruled that his authority applies to parents who were separated at the border on or after July 1, 2017” reports thebusinessjournal.com. (AP) — A federal judge who ordered that more than 2,700 children be reunited with their parents on Friday expanded his authority to potentially thousands more children who were separated at the border earlier during the Trump administration. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Entrepreneur vanishes after accusing China’s most powerful judge of corruption…

“Zhou Qiang, the top judge Zhao accused of corruption, has attended the legislative meeting in Beijing, apparently unshaken by the accusations” writes Chris Buckley for independent.co.uk. He accused officials of stealing his rights to coal-rich land, and ignited a furore by accusing China’s most powerful judge of corruption.He also revealed that a disgruntled judge on the court, Wang Linqing, claimed that China’s top judge, Zhou Qiang, tried to ensure that judges did not rule in Zhao’s favour. Source: independent.co.uk

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