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Florida judge accused of punching attorney

Tue, 06/03/2014

Washington Post, Associated Press; June 3, 2014

VIERA, Fla. — A judge on Florida’s space coast is accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation in a hallway outside a courtroom.

WFTV in Orlando reports that Judge John Murphy hit assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock after the two exchanged words over whether his client could have a speedy trial in the Brevard County courtroom.

BP Wins Appeal Against some Gulf Claims

Thu, 10/03/2013

CNN Money; October 3, 2013

BP has won a U.S. court ruling that could shrink the multi-billion dollar compensation bill the company faces over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The appeals court in New Orleans granted an injunction Wednesday against payments being made to businesses that claim loss or injury which cannot be linked to the 2010 oil disaster.

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