Black Cube Was Paid ‘Large Amount of Money’ to Improperly Discredit Judge, Court Rules

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Black Cube, a secretive Israeli investigative firm, sought to embarrass a judge who made an unfavorable ruling against a financial-firm client for a fee of as much as $11 million, according to an Ontario court ruling.

The client, Toronto private-equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc., agreed to pay the fee to Black Cube, which dispatched agents to discredit a Canadian judge and a rival firm in an effort code-named “Project Maple Tree,” the ruling said.

The ruling, by Judge Cary Boswell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, provided a rare peek into Black Cube’s workings and fee arrangements. The

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8 best self-defense products of 2021 and where to buy them

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No matter where you live, crime happens — but in New York City, there’s been a serious surge, with six major felony categories spiking between March 22 and March 28, according to the NYPD’s latest CompStat report. 

This also comes in conjunction with a spree of horrific attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in recent weeks, resulting in a ramped-up NYPD patrol presence amid a whopping 3,800 reported anti-AAPI hate incidences nationwide in 2020.

While much of this is out of our hands, there are steps we can all take to feel safer. Whether you’re coming

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Expanded ‘Stand Your Ground’ law taking effect April 6 places burden on state to disprove self-defense

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s expanded “Stand Your Ground” law goes into effect on April 6.

“We used to hear that it was the castle doctrine. So, it just had to be from your home and then your car. Now there is no limit,” said Cleveland criminal defense attorney Ian Friedman. “It can be anywhere where you may be approached, anywhere where you may feel that fear that you or someone else is facing great bodily harm or death.”

Originally, Gov. Mike DeWine threatened to veto the bill before the end of the previous legislative session.

Despite signing the bill into

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Payment Provisions for Construction Contracts in Massachusetts

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I know what you are thinking . . . payment provisions have ALWAYS been key components of construction projects.  Owners want to understand what they are paying for and that they are not over-paying.  Contractors want prompt payment provisions and limitations on an Owner’s ability to withhold payment.  Lower tier subcontractors and suppliers want clarity, information and remedies, other than what can be a cumbersome mechanic’s lien process, to ensure that they will get paid in the event of a dispute.  So, I absolutely agree, payment provisions are essential.  If payment is not made or the

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BET Partners with Run Tell This Podcast to Present New Weekly Digital Series “JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD”

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Premiere Episode Available Now on BET.com and BET’s YouTube Channel

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
BET announces a new partnership with the hosts of the popular podcast Run Tell This, Mara Schiavocampo, Wesley Lowery, and Keith Reed. Available now on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel is “JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD,” an exclusive video recap show breaking down events of the Derek Chauvin trial and offering analysis from special guests: CNN and HLN Legal Analyst Joey Jackson and BET.com News Director Wendy

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