Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner should be spared from prison at his sentencing for sexting with a 15-year-old girl who dreamed about affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers said.
BP has asked a judge to temporarily suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and people who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill while former FBI director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped administer the multibillion-dollar settlement programme.
The NFL moved this week to try to shut down lawsuits filed by thousands of former players who say they suffered or fear suffering permanent brain injuries from football-related concussions, calling the issue a “labour dispute” that should be resolved not by courts but by terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
The US government is asking a judge for permission to go after at least $226.6m (€174.4m) in back taxes, penalties and interest it says are owed by Sir Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire accused of conducting an €6.1bn investment fraud through an offshore bank.
Former newspaper tycoon Conrad Black’s lawyers are asking a judge to bar from his trial testimony that he used money belonging to the Hollinger International media empire to buy dinner for former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, refurbish a Rolls Royce and pay for his wife’s jogging suit.