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Aug 4, 2015

Judge rejects American Express class action settlement

By David Ingram

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed
class action settlement between American Express Co and
merchants who sued the company over swipe fees, ruling that a
lawyer for the merchants compromised the fairness of the
agreement.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York,
ruled that lawyer Gary Friedman acted improperly by talking
about the case and sharing confidential information with a
friend who represented MasterCard Inc in a parallel class
action against MasterCard and Visa Inc.

Aug 4, 2015

U.S. judge rejects American Express class action settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed class action settlement between American Express Co (AXP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and merchants who sued the company over swipe fees, ruling that a lawyer for the merchants compromised the fairness of the agreement.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, ruled that lawyer Gary Friedman acted improperly by talking about the case and sharing confidential information with a friend who represented MasterCard Inc (MA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in a parallel class action against MasterCard and Visa Inc (V.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jul 17, 2015

Ex-FIFA official Webb is in U.S., prosecutor tells court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges in a global soccer corruption scandal, a U.S. prosecutor confirmed on Friday to the judge overseeing the case.

Prosecutor Evan Norris said during a court hearing in Brooklyn, New York, that he did not know when Webb would make his first appearance in court to hear the charges against him and enter a plea.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe

By Mica Rosenberg and David Ingram

(Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe-sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish
media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports
marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed
to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources
told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US,
according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on
condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the
Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. football case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global football corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jun 30, 2015

Blatter decides not to attend women’s World Cup final in Canada

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday’s final of the women’s World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

Reuters was unable to determine the specific reasons why Blatter, a Swiss national, had decided not to attend the final in Vancouver. Some lawyers with experience in international criminal cases said that Blatter would be ill-advised to travel after an indictment announced on May 27 by U.S. prosecutors against nine current and former FIFA officials and five sports marketing businessmen.

Jun 30, 2015

Exclusive: FIFA’s Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final – lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes.

Jun 30, 2015

FIFA’s Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final -lawyer

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes.