Both sides claim extortion as legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape

Both sides claim extortion in Big Ben’s rape case

RENO, Nev. — Ben Roethlisberger’s lawyers say the woman accusing him of raping her at Lake Tahoe last summer is “disturbed and calculating” and fabricated the assault to extort a big payoff from the Steelers quarterback.

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Legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape; sanctions sought

Legal battle heats up in Roethlisberger case

RENO, Nev. — A lawyer for the woman who claims Ben Roethlisberger raped her at Lake Tahoe last summer is asking a judge to sanction the Steelers quarterback’s legal team, saying they tried to “bully” her into dropping her civil lawsuit.

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‘Fresh bid to stop Indian professionals from settling in Britain’

LONDON - Indian IT and other professionals who are transferred to Britain by their companies may not be able to apply for citizenship if a recommendation made by a government-appointed advisory committee is accepted, a lobby group alleged Friday.

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Former UBS banker who became key US tax evasion witness faces sentencing in Florida

Ex-UBS banker faces sentencing in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former banker with Switzerland’s UBS AG, who turned key government informant in an international tax evasion probe, faces either prison or probation.

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Retired players sue NFL for use of identities for promotions

Retired players sue NFL for use of identities

MINNEAPOLIS — NFL Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea and five other players sued the league for using their names and images for profit without their permission.

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Uniform supplier Cintas to pay $22.8M to settle overtime pay lawsuit with drivers

Cintas to pay $22.8M to settle overtime lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Work uniform supplier Cintas said Thursday it will pay $22.8 million to a group of drivers to settle a class action lawsuit over overtime pay.

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Feds to reconsider whether Gunnison sage grouse should be protected

Gunnison sage grouse reconsidered for listing

DENVER — The Gunnison sage grouse, found primarily in southwest Colorado, will get another chance at federal protection following the settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups.

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Pitino’s reputation _ and the money it earns _ could be diminished following ‘indiscretion’

Scandal could dent Rick Pitino’s lucrative brand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick Pitino calls it “branding,” and for the last three decades the Louisville coach has carefully crafted the public persona of a winner.

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US seeks reduced prison term for ex-UBS banker who was star witness in tax secrets case

US seeks reduced term for star Swiss bank witness

MIAMI — A former Swiss banker should get a sharply reduced prison term for helping the U.S. government as a star witness in a wide-ranging tax evasion investigation of banking giant UBS AG, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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2 attorneys get decades in prison, ordered to pay $127 million to victims in diet drug fraud

Attorneys sentenced to decades in diet drug fraud

COVINGTON, Ky. — Two former attorneys have been sentenced to decades in federal prison and ordered to pay $127 million in restitution for defrauding hundreds of clients in a diet-drug settlement.

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