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Why $10 Million for Marty Tankleff is Not Enough

Suffolk County lawmakers on Thursday approved a $10 million settlement for Martin Tankleff, who served 17 years in prison for killing his parents before an appellate court overturned the conviction in 2007. The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee voted 5-0 for the settlement, which was recommended by County Attorney Dennis Brown. “There’s no amount of […]

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Litigation

President-Elect Settles Trump U Fraud Lawsuits for $25 Million

The man who said settling is for losers just settled – big league, settled. Faced with the prospect that the Mexican-American Judge Gonzalo Curiel he labeled as biased would not postpone discovery in the case, leading to the embarrassing position of having to testify about pervasive fraud while running the country, Trump agreed to pay […]