Minneapolis police officer who killed Justine Damond given 12-year jail term

Mohamed Noor, who was convicted in April over death of Australian life coach, apologised in court for taking the life of a perfect person A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing the Australian life coach Justine Damond apologized to her family for taking the life of a perfect person, just before a judge rejected defense requests for a light sentence and ordered him to prison for 12 and a half years. Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting of Damond, who approached his squad car in the alley behind her home after calling 911 to report a possible rape. Noors lawyers had argued for a light sentence, saying sending …

Ugg: kick in the guts as Aussie maker loses US trademark case

Sydney-based Eddie Oygur ordered to pay damages after footwear and apparel company Deckers puts its foot down The Australian ugg boot maker Eddie Oygur has suffered a $US450,000 ($A643,000) loss in his David versus Goliath legal fight with a major US footwear and apparel company. A jury in Chicago found Oygurs business, Sydney-based Australian Leather, wilfully infringed a trademark registered to California-based Deckers Outdoor by selling ugg boots online to customers in the US. After a four-day trial Oygur was ordered to pay Deckers statutory damages of $US450,000 and he may face an order to pay millions more in legal costs. Deckers generates more than $US1bn in annual sales from its UGG brands. Oygur argued ugg is a generic term …