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Forced labor case raises new doubts on 'gilded cage' jailing

NEW YORK— Dan Zhong's two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman's lawyers have told a judge he is willing to pay $144,000 per month to turn the place into a private jail where he can comfortably await trial on charges he exploited immigrant Chinese laborers. For now, he's a prisoner at the fortress-like...

Source: The Associated Press

BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report Reveals Being "Compromise Ready" Better Positions Companies to Respond to Incidents

NEW YORK, March 31, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- According to the 2 nd annual BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report phishing/hacking/malware was the cause of 31% of data security incidents during 2015, revealing a shift from 2014 when human error was the leading cause. "Being' compromise ready' better positions companies to respond to data security...

Source: PR Newswire

Judge puts prosecutor on spot over Madoff trial arguments

NEW YORK— Federal appeals judges challenged a prosecutor on Tuesday to admit the government might have gone too far when it alluded to the 1960 s struggle against racial injustice in urging a mixed-race jury to have the courage to convict five former employees of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff in his massive fraud. Hector was repeatedly challenged by...

Source: The Associated Press

VER Opens New York City Camera Prep Facility

GLENDALE, Calif.& NEW YORK---- VER, the leading global provider of production equipment and engineering support, announced the opening of their newest camera prep facility in New York City. Atlanta and Miami opened last year, in May and November respectively. VER’ s New York City prep facility is located on the West Side and boasts more than 18,000 square feet of space.

Source: Business Wire

Judge to rule on request to quit Trump University lawsuit

SAN DIEGO— Attorneys for Donald Trump and a Southern California yoga instructor dueled in court Friday over whether the yoga instructor should be allowed to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with unfilled promises to teach secrets of success in real estate. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said he would...

Source: The Associated Press

Lurid suit over hate mail embroils Marvel chief

A neighbor accused him of sending unsigned letters that said the neighbor "sexually assaulted" an 11-year-old and murdered a couple.

Source: The New York Times

J. Greenstein & Co. To Host Bi-Annual Auction Featuring Collection Of Professor Alan Dershowitz

The auction, which will be held at the Cedarhurst, Long Island gallery and hosted by Jonathan Greenstein, chief expert and president of J. Greenstein& Company, will feature 232 rare and valuable objects, 29 of which will come from prominent Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Highlights for this year's auction include, from Professor Dershowitz's collection,...

Source: PR Newswire

Los Angeles Businessman Bradley S. Cohen Is Awarded $38.3 Million by Las Vegas Jury

PHOENIX, Feb. 18, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- After almost four years waiting for trial, on February 17, 2016, an eight-member jury panel in the US District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada entered a unanimous verdict in a civil trial in favor of Los Angeles businessman Bradley S. Cohen, awarding him and his company Cohen Asset Management, Inc. $35.3 million in damages for defamation...

Source: PR Newswire

UPDATE 1-Judge blocks Madoff victims' $11 bln lawsuit vs Picower estate

NEW YORK, Feb 17- Victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud cannot pursue a Florida lawsuit to recover $11 billion from the estate of Jeffry Picower, who they say helped perpetuate the swindler's Ponzi scheme, a Manhattan bankruptcy judge ruled on Wednesday. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein said the lawsuit by A&G Goldman Partnership and Pamela Goldman, their third...

Source: Reuters

Judge blocks Madoff victims' $11 billion lawsuit vs Picower estate

NEW YORK, Feb 17- Victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud cannot pursue a Florida lawsuit to recover $11 billion from the estate of Jeffry Picower, who they say helped perpetuate the swindler's Ponzi scheme, a Manhattan bankruptcy judge ruled on Wednesday. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein said the lawsuit by A&G Goldman Partnership and Pamela Goldman, their third...

Source: Reuters