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EFCC: ‘I give you two weeks to defreeze my accounts’ – Patience Jonathan

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, who is also the wife of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has instructed her lawyers represented by the Senior Partner of First Law Associates, Timipa Okponipere Esq., and the defence counsel has given the EFCC, 14 days with effect from September 18, 2016 to defreeze Mrs. 445 more words

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FDCPA and FCCPA: Temperatures rising

FDCPA and FCCPA (or similar state legislation) claims are getting traction across the country. Bank of America violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the related Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”).

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Music Conductor Wins $767K Jury Award In Pregnancy-Discrimination Case

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A jury awarded $120,000 in punitive damages to a music conductor who claimed she was fired by a concert promoter-producer because she complained of pregnancy discrimination, bringing her total award to $767,000. 321 more words

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Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award

This is a decision that was actually rendered in May by the Kentucky Supreme Court.  However, it has serious implications as the most recent opinion the Court has issued on punitive damages and it’s worth your time. 629 more words

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DuPont must pay $5.1 million for cancer case from Teflon production

A U.S. jury on Wednesday ordered DuPont to pay $5.1 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon at one of its plants…

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Hulk Hogan-Gawker Jury Awards $25 Million In Punitive Damages

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury awarded a total of $25 million in punitive damages Monday in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, hitting Gawker Media with a $15 million judgment and its owner, Nick Denton, with $10 million. 311 more words

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