Scammed

In a case described as a “jungle novelist Tom Clancy would have been proud of,” a California appeals court set aside a default judgment against a small TV network whose assets were used as collateral for a loan taken out by a large shareholder and his friend — a former congressman — in order to invest in an overseas business opportunity in Ghana, which turned out to be a scam.

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Russian Pop Star

A California appeals court upheld a ruling setting aside an $8 million default judgment against Lena Katina, a member of the early 2000s pop duo t.A.T.u.. Her former manager, who claims Katina was the “most famous recording artist in Russian music history” and that he had changed the trajectory of her career, had sued her for wrongful termination.

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Judge Blasts Mississippi Cops for Harassing Disabled Man

Recommending they read William Faulkner to learn the “boundaries of human decency,” a federal judge on Friday admonished former Mississippi police officers accused of forcing a mentally disabled man to eat a mouthful of cinnamon days after making him box a cop.

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