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Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach

A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson granted preliminary approval of the settlement after a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The move will allow people to begin filing claims ahead of another hearing for final approval, which was scheduled for Nov. 10.

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Judge traded legal advice for cocaine! WTF!

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A Quebec judge failed to reveal that as a lawyer he smoked marijuana for years, had gangsters install a grow operation in his basement and offered legal advice in exchange for cocaine, the Canadian Judicial Council says.

One of the gangsters was later part of a chopper jailbreak in Quebec City.

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Former 3 Doors Down band member sentenced to prison in Harrison County

Judge Albert Fountain accepted the plea and ordered the musician to the maximum one year in prison. The judge suspended six months of the …

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State appeals court rules judge imposed ‘excessive’ 20-year sentence on man who sold 10 pills

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KOKOMO, Indiana — A judge who sentenced a man to 20 years in prison … to the maximum 20-year sentence, with no time suspended to probation.

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Former Russian special forces soldier avoids jail for sexual assault at Dublin airport

Today the judge suspended a sentence of three years on condition he keeps the peace for that time and obeys any instructions of the Probation …

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Alabama Supreme Court rules state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal

Local probate judges have suspended the issuing of  marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal.

The state court’s order came despite a federal court’s ruling of the opposite opinion.

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Judge suspended over driving seized tycoon’s Porsche

A judge in Brazil has been suspended from a high-profile case against Eike Batista, a tycoon who is accused of insider trading, officials say.

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Suspended sentence for man who raped wife’s 13-year-old sister “unduly lenient”

A jury at the Central Criminal Court found him guilty on all counts and he was given a wholly suspended seven years sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan …

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Former Va. mayor gets suspended sentence for sexual battery

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — The former mayor of Culpeper has received a suspended sentence after a judge affirmed his conviction on a misdemeanor …

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