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MISSING CLOTHES: MISTAKE OR COVER-UP?

Evidence in emotionally disturbed Harlem man's shooting death by cops surfaces after 4 years Mohamed Bah was gunned down by cops in his Harlem apartment on Sept. 25, 2012. (Handout) BY Victoria ...
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WANT TO PENALIZE THE NYPD

Lawyers for family of man fatally shot by cops during distress call want NYPD penalized over allegedly destroyed evidence Mohamed Bah was in emotional distress when his mother called 911. When cops ...
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WAS HE COACHED TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE?

Former Coach USA Inc. Executive Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Obstruction of Justice A former executive of Coach USA Inc. was sentenced for attempting to conceal and destroy documents relevant ...
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CASINO SPOILS

While at a casino, Frank M. was hit by a pane of glass that fell off a video slot machine. Two years later, Frank sued IGT, the machine’s manufacturer, for negligently designing the device. And ...
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NYPD'S GUILTY OF A COVER-UP

Family claim NYPD is covering up man’s 2012 shooting by cops BY VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 9:03 AM Rally for justice in case of disturbed man ...
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SPOILER ALERT!

Colette M. sued Equinox Holdings after she fell off a treadmill at one of its Manhattan locations. Interestingly, the company removed the equipment Colette had been using and refused--within the ...
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NO SANCTION FOR VIDEO'S DESTRUCTION?

Practice and Procedure Sanctions not imposed where party did not show prejudice due to lost evidence. Three correction officers were charged with failing to anticipate a use of force against an inmate ...
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FRY'S ELECTRONICS GETS FRIED

Federal Court Hammers Fry's Electronics for Discovery Abuses in EEOC Harassment Suit Court Finds Company's Conduct 'Unfair, Unwarranted, Unprincipled and Unacceptable,' Orders $100,000 Fine and Other ...
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SPOLIATION SPOILED

Practice and Procedure Application for sanctions for non-production of e-mails denied. A landlord sought sanction against the Commission on Human Rights for the destruction of evidence by an architect ...
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GOTTA GOGOS TO MO'S?

Elissavet Gogos sued Modell's Sporting Goods after she slipped and fell (on a piece of mango) in one of the company's New York stores. During the course of pre-trial questioning, a general manager, ...
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DISGRACED ARMS OF GRACE PASTOR GETS 180 MONTHS

Los Angeles Church Pastor Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for $14.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme One of the Longest Health Care Fraud Sentences Imposed in the Central District of California The ...
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THIEVING PASTORS GET FLEECED

Los Angeles Jury Convicts Two Church Pastors and Their Employee of $14.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Two pastors of a now defunct Los Angeles church and a woman they employed at their fraudulent ...
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AUTOZONE'S OUT OF THE ZONE

Verdict For EEOC Against Autozone Affirmed Ninth Circuit Upholds $65,000 Award for Sexual Harassment A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco has ...
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ROLL THE MISSING VIDEOTAPE!

In Barone v. City of New York, Armand Barone claimed he slipped and fell on a patch of ice on a sidewalk adjacent to a building leased by IESI, Inc. An IESI employee, who witnessed the incident, ...
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JENNY EXHAUSTS HER LUCK

In Princeton Insurance Co. v. Jenny Exhaust Systems, Inc. , Princeton sought damages for injury to property after work performed by Jenny Exhaust Systems was alleged to have caused a restaurant fire. ...
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COOLING TOWER'S DESTRUCTION FORFEITS COVERAGE

The Seaport Park Condominium is a seven-story residential structure located at 117 Beekman Street in Manhattan. On January 12, 2004, the pipes of that building's cooling tower froze and burst. The ...
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IMAGINE THE FOUR SEASONS WITHOUT WINDOWS

What does it cost to replace 16 windows? Well, if we're talking about the presidential suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, try a whopping $300,000. In Hotel 57 LLC, dba Four Seasons Hotel New York v. ...
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