Civil rights attorney Bruce Boynton dead at 83

Nov. 27 (UPI) — Bruce Boynton, a civil rights activist and attorney who helped inspire the historic Freedom Rides of 1961, has died. He was 83.

Former Alabama Sen. Hank Sanders announced the death of Boynton, a longtime friend, on Facebook earlier this week.

Boynton was arrested in 1958 after refusing to leave the “Whites-only” section of a bus station restaurant in Richmond, Va., while traveling on a bus bound for Alabama.

“Even though I didn’t expect to be served, I expected something like, ‘It’s not me. It’s the law,’ ” he later told a historian. “But the White waitress called the manager who put his finger in my face” and told him “Move,” using a racial slur. “That crystallized what I was going to do,” he added. “I did not move.”

Boynton, a student at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., was convicted of misdemeanor trespassing, but challenged

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Law firm appealing for community support to aid families in need

Shelby Lalande, paralegal in training with Girones Lawyers, and Ivan Lazarov, one of the lawyers at the firm, were preparing a gift basket on Thursday for their new Christmas campaign of helping families in need this holiday season.


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The team at Girones Lawyers is taking on a charitable case that won’t be heard in any courtroom.

Members of the Timmins law firm are collecting donations and preparing gift baskets to help families in need within the community this Christmas season.

“We would like to spread some magic throughout the holidays this year with the hope of helping some families in need that are struggling at the moment,” explained Shannon Clark, legal assistant at Girones Lawyers in Timmins.

It’s the first time the law firm has taken on an initiative like this.

Clark said in light of the ongoing pandemic, they felt it was the

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Pakistan’s First Transgender Lawyer Goes From Begging to Fighting in Court | World News

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Lawyer Nisha Rao maneuvers among the throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi’s city courts searching for her client.

But Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and her example is inspiring other transgender people in the conservative Islamic Republic.

“I am proud to have become Pakistan first transgender lawyer”, Rao told Reuters.

Life is hard for transgender persons in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court only allowed them to claim a third gender on their national identity cards in 2009. The parliament just passed a law in 2018 recognising transgender people as equal citizen and protecting them from discrimination and violence.

Treated as outcasts, many transgender persons are victims of sexual assault and resort to working as wedding dancers or begging to make a living.


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Diego Maradona’s lawyer demands investigation into ambulance response after his death

Diego Maradona’s lawyer and agent has demanded an investigation into the time it took for ambulances to reach the Argentinian soccer star’s home earlier this week after he suffered a fatal heart attack. 

Maradona had been battling health problems for years, and even underwent brain surgery in Buenos Aires earlier this month. He was discharged two weeks ago and recovering at home when he suffered a heart attack on Wednesday and died. He was 60. 

Diego Maradona’s lawyer demands investigation

Six ambulances reportedly arrived at Maradona’s home outside of Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Maradona’s lawyer and agent, Matias Morla, said the district attorney’s office reported that the ambulances took “more than half an hour to arrive” to Maradona’s home — which he described as “criminal idiocy.”

“This fact cannot be overlooked and I’m going to ask for an investigation to look into it until the end,” Morla said in a

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Diego Maradona’s lawyer calls for probe into slow ambulance

A lawyer for Diego Maradona is calling for an investigation into the Argentinian soccer legend’s death, claiming it took too long for an ambulance to arrive.

Matias Morla said it was “criminal idiocy” for it to have taken “more than half an hour” for an ambulance to arrive at Maradona’s home in Buenos Aires, where the 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack on Wednesday.

Morla was citing a report by the San Isidro district attorney’s office, ESPN reported.

“This fact cannot be overlooked and I’m going to ask for an investigation to look into it until the end,” Morla tweeted. “As Diego would say, you are my soldier, act with pity.”

Maradona was 60. He recently underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot and was released on Nov. 11.

Regarded as one of the best soccer players of all time, Maradona’s legacy was also shrouded in

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Diego Maradona’s lawyer wants investigation of ambulance arrival time


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Diego Maradona’s longtime lawyer and agent Matias Morla wants an investigation launched regarding the arrival time of an ambulance to the soccer legend’s residence. 

Maradona died Tuesday at age 60 following a heart attack, his spokesman Sebastián Sanchi said. 

In a statement posted in Spanish on social media Thursday,

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Maradona’s lawyer requests investigation into ambulance arrival time

Diego Maradona’s lawyer and agent, Matias Morla, has requested an investigation be launched over the time it took an ambulance to arrive at the Argentina legend’s home.

Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack. He was 60.

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Six ambulances reportedly arrived to the Country Club San Andres, a private residential estate in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was residing since leaving hospital two weeks ago following brain surgery, but attempts to revive him failed.

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Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Alerts Investors to Securities Class Action Against Loop Industries, Inc. (LOOP)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), an international shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Loop Industries, Inc. (“Loop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LOOP) and certain of its officers and directors, alleging violations of federal securities laws. If you purchased Loop securities between September 24, 2018 and October 12, 2020, inclusive, and have suffered losses, you are encouraged to contact attorney Rhiana Swartz at (844) 818-6980 or [email protected] for additional information about your rights.

The lawsuit alleges that Loop and the other named defendants issued materially false and/or misleading information, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, according to the complaint: (1) Loop scientists were encouraged to misrepresent the results of Loop’s purportedly proprietary process for recycling plastics; (2) Loop did not have the technology to break PET plastics down

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Minnesota Attorney General’s Office files lawsuit against Plainview fitness center

The statement, allegedly made by Brandon Reiter, was included in the 13-page lawsuit filed in Wabasha County District Court on Tuesday, Nov. 24, by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s office has also filed for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction.

The lawsuit alleges that Reiter’s fitness center, Plainview Wellness Center, is violating Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-99, which ordered that fitness centers and other places of entertainment close, and that bars and restaurants suspend indoor service for four weeks. The order went into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 11:59 p.m.

“Despite that potential harm to Minnesotans, Plainview Wellness Center has refused to comply with Executive Order 20-99. Defendant promoted on the gym’s Facebook page it would not be closing and would instead keep its regular schedule of being open 24-hours a day,” the lawsuit reads. “In short, Plainview Wellness Center is ignoring the risks of the

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Ghislaine Maxwell is woken up in her cell every 15 minutes by flashlight to see if ‘she is breathing,’ her lawyer says

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein who is accused of grooming and abusing underage girls, is woken up every 15 minutes to see if she’s alive, according to a letter filed by her attorney Tuesday.

a person posing for the camera: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

“Despite non-stop in-cell camera surveillance Ms. Maxwell’s sleep is disrupted every 15 minutes when she is awakened by a flashlight to ascertain whether she is breathing,” attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote.


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Maxwell, who is awaiting her trial at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, is “in de facto solitary confinement under the most restrictive conditions,” according to her legal counsel.

Maxwell is “excessively and invasively searched” and monitored 24 hours per day,

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