Federal judge OK’s $40 million deal to buy Eclipse Aviation

Judge approves $40 million Eclipse purchase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $40 million offer to purchase Eclipse Aviation, giving the Albuquerque-based manufacturer a chance to restart production of its light jet.

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Tax advisers brace for heavy business following Swiss agreement to divulge US tax dodgers

Bank agreement expected to scare US tax dodgers

WASHINGTON — An agreement by a major Swiss bank to disclose the identities of thousands of Americans suspected of hiding assets has U.S. tax advisers bracing for a stampede of wealthy tax dodgers looking to come clean.

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Fred Goldman says he will refuse to sell footballs if OJ Simpson stands to make a profit

Goldman will refuse to sell Simpson footballs

LOS ANGELES — The lawyer who won possession of nine O.J. Simpson footballs in a yearlong legal fight on behalf of Fred Goldman said Wednesday he will not sell them unless Simpson agrees to contribute the first $6,075 of proceeds to a foundation named for Goldman’s slain son.

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Mass. man says his parents, both prominent lawyers, knew he was growing, dealing pot at home

Mass. man: Lawyer parents knew I was drug dealer

NATICK, Mass. — Two prominent attorneys are under police scrutiny after their son, arrested on charges he was dealing marijuana from home, told investigators his parents knew what he was doing. Police found a small smoking pipe, scale and baggies in their bedroom.

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High court defers Shopian murder case hearing

SRINAGAR - The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday deferred the hearing of the Shopian rape and murder case for a week following objections by the bar association to the state government’s request to have it investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Apex court refuses to halt probe into Prasar Bharati ‘irregularities’

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to suspend a Delhi High Court order for a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) probe into alleged financial and administrative irregularities in the functioning of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

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Attorney: Jackson’s mother considering wrongful death lawsuit, physician likely target

Jackson’s mother considering wrongful death suit

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Michael Jackson’s mother says she is considering a wrongful death lawsuit because of the circumstances surrounding her son’s demise, and that the singer’s personal physician is a likely target.

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Marriott hotel in Conn. withdraws blame-the-victim defense in gunpoint parking ramp rape

Marriott drops blame-victim defense in Conn. rape

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Marriott hotel chain on Monday abandoned its legal claim that a Connecticut woman raped at gunpoint in a hotel parking garage, in front of her young children, had been careless and was partly at fault.

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NTPC shareholders move court on Reliance gas

NEW DELHI - Some shareholders of the state-run power utility NTPC moved a petition Monday seeking directions to its management from the Delhi High Court to ensure all legal steps are taken to get natural gas supplies from Reliance Industries at the contracted price.

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Our tribal property being razed say Kashmiri Gujjars

JAMMU - Nomadic Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir are anguished over what they call “devastation of our tribal properties” along the old Mughal era road, which is being developed as an alternate link between Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley.

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