Florida Nightclub Reaches $5M Settlement with Patron Attacked by Bouncer

Attorneys say a young man who was attacked by a bouncer at a South Beach nightclub has received a $5 million settlement. The lawyers representing 22-year-old Youness Adlan announced the settlement August 26. The Miami Herald reports that it is … Continue reading


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Kentucky Supreme Court Reinstates Jury Award to Former Track Coach

The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a jury’s $300,000 award to a former Louisville, Ky., assistant track coach who claimed she was fired for filing a sexual harassment complaint. The Supreme Court said on August 20 that Mary Banker is … Continue reading


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New Orleans Firm Settles Suit Over Decade-Old Gulf Oil Leak

Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion spill. Taylor Energy Company said it has agreed under … Continue reading


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Kansas Firm Sentenced for Mishandling Chemicals

An El Dorado, Kan., company has been ordered to pay $97,612 in restitution and a $10,000 fine for mishandling waste chemicals, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The company also must pay a $400 special assessment and serve three years on … Continue reading


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Brooks ‘to return as News Corp chief’

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Six injured in two-bus head-on crash

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Egypt jails al-Jazeera journalists

Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of “spreading false news” have been sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were led away from court after the verdict. Australian Peter … Continue reading


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‘Nightmare’ over mum’s Tunisia death

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Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country’s garment industry. The decision on a minimum wage, which follows two years … Continue reading


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Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack

By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according … Continue reading


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IMF’s Lagarde says restructuring should suffice for Greek debt

ZURICH (Reuters) – A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its “unviable” debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund was quoted as telling a Swiss newspaper. The IMF has yet to … Continue reading


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Syngenta may seek partners, JVs after product review: chairman in paper

ZURICH Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX) may seek partners to help improve its product lineup after a thorough review in the wake of a rebuffed takeover approach from Monsanto Co (MON.N), the agrichemicals group’s chairman told a Swiss newspaper. Syngenta’s board is … Continue reading


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