Category Archives: Legal

03Nov/16

Claimants in ‘Brexit’ case welcome court ruling

Hairdresser Deir Dos Santos and investment manager Gina Miller, the two lead claimants in a case at England’s High Court, welcome the court’s ruling that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union. Lawyer David Greene read a statement from his client, Dos Santos, after the ruling.
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07May/16
co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky

Digital currency firm co-founder gets 20 years in U.S. prison

The co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for what prosecutors say was a money laundering operation of unprecedented size and scope.

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04Apr/16

‘Panama papers’ reported to leak from the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

An investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has reportedly resulted in the release of the so-called “Panama Papers” that detail four decades worth of tax havens for suspected money laundering, arms and drug deals, and tax avoidance.

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29Mar/16

U.S. drops legal action against Apple over encrypted iPhone

The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.

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19Mar/16
Gawker Media, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, WWE Hall of Fame, Gawker, Hulk Hogan, Hogan, Celebrity sex tape, Entertainment/Culture, Law/Crime, Human Interest, Hulk Hogan, Company: WWE, Company: NBCUniv Media, Terry Bollea

U.S. wrestler Hulk Hogan wins at least $115 million in sex-tape suit

A Florida jury on Friday (March 18) awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated his privacy by publishing a sex tape of the celebrity wrestler.
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