25 01, 2021

Teen Accused of Stealing Nearly $1M from Georgia Supermarket

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A suburban Atlanta teenager has been arrested on charges that he defrauded a supermarket where he worked of nearly $1 million over a two-week period. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 19-year-old Tre Brown was arrested Jan. 14 by Gwinnett County police …

25 01, 2021

‘Spotter’ in New Orleans Staged Crash Schemes Sentenced to Prison

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A New Orleans, Louisiana, man has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to stage automobile accidents as part of a scheme to defraud insurance and trucking companies, federal officials say. U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser with the U.S. Attorney’s Office …

25 01, 2021

Family Sues Two Virginia Officers, Accuses Excessive Force

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family has filed a lawsuit against two police officers who the group claim unjustifiably attacked them while responding to a car crash in 2019. In the lawsuit, Elder Chacon, Brenda Samayoa and their 12-year-old …

26 01, 2021

Top Trading Firms Vow to Help Merchants Sailors Stuck on Ships Due to Coronavirus

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Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea. About 90% …

26 01, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Weinstein Co. Plan With $17M for Sex Abuse Claims

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A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co.’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion …

26 01, 2021

Ex-Rep Hayes Pardoned by Trump for Role in North Carolina Insurance Bribery Scheme

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A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump in his final hours in office. Federal authorities said ex-Rep. Robin Hayes participated …

25 01, 2021

The Results Are In: How NFL QBs/Insurance Salesmen Mahomes, Rodgers, Mayfield Rate

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Last week, Insurance Journal polled football fans, asking them to compare three NFL quarterbacks who also appear in insurance TV ads. The poll asked readers to rate Green Bay Packers future Hall-of-Famer QB Aaron Rodgers who sells for State Farm; …

25 01, 2021

DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over ‘Forever Chemicals’

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DOVER, Del. — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum …

25 01, 2021

Las Vegas Gym Sued Over Allegations of U.S. Gymnastics Coach Abuse

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight women who were taught by a former USA Gymnastics coach now facing lewdness and sexual assault charges are suing the Las Vegas gym where he trained them from 2009 to 2015. A civil negligence and …

26 01, 2021

Spanish Court Orders VW to Pay $20M to Buyers in Diesel Cheating Case

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A Spanish court has ordered German carmaker Volkswagen to pay 16.3 million euros ($19.8 million) in compensation to people in Spain who bought cars with emissions-cheating devices installed, consumer group OCU said on Monday. The company will appeal the ruling, …