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Ex-Chinese construction executive found guilty in U.S. of forced labour charges

22 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A former executive for a Chinese construction company was found guilty on Friday of U.S. charges that he forced Chinese labourers to work in the New York area under a form of debt bondage.

Prosecutor who oversaw case against Trump lawyer Cohen to step down

22 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Robert Khuzami, the federal prosecutor who oversaw the case against President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, will step down from his role as top deputy in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, the office announced on Friday.

Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

22 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes in connection with mailing explosives to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Lithuanian pleads guilty in U.S. to massive fraud against Google, Facebook

21 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A Lithuanian man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he helped orchestrate a scheme to defraud Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google out of more than $100 million, federal prosecutors announced.

Statue of Liberty climber sentenced to community service, probation

19 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A woman convicted of trespassing and disorderly conduct after she climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal on July 4 last year to protest U.S. immigration policy was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and five years' probation on Tuesday.

Documents related to raid on ex-Trump lawyer Cohen can be unsealed: judge

18 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Documents related to the FBI's raid on Michael Cohen's office and hotel room must be made public on Tuesday, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday, clearing the way for a glimpse into the investigation that led to criminal charges against President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer.

Vanda loses bid to proceed with drug trial while FDA reconsiders hold

16 Mar 2019

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc could not proceed with a human clinical trial for its gastrointestinal drug tradipitant while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration weighs requiring months of additional animal toxicity testing.

Ethiopia crash may test Boeing's success in defeating U.S. lawsuits: legal experts

15 Mar 2019

The crash of Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 passenger jet in Ethiopia raises the chances that families of the 157 victims, even non-U.S. residents, will be able to sue in U.S. courts, where payouts are larger than in other countries, some legal experts said.

RPT-Ethiopia crash may test Boeing's success in defeating U.S. lawsuits -legal experts

15 Mar 2019

March 14 The crash of Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 passenger jet in Ethiopia raises the chances that families of the 157 victims, even non-U.S. residents, will be able to sue in U.S. courts, where payouts are larger than in other countries, some legal experts said.

Rent-A-Center not bound by merger deal with Vintage Capital: judge

14 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Retailer Rent-A-Center Inc was within its rights to back out of a $1.36 billion merger deal with private equity firm Vintage Capital Management last year, a Delaware state court ruled Thursday.

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