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2006-05-04 18:54:20

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly 10,000 victims of human rights abuses by former Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos' government should share the $30 million to $40 million that heirs of a treasure hunter imprisoned by Marcos had sought for themselves, a U.S. court ruled on Thursday. Roger Roxas, a locksmith turned treasure hunter, found gold he claimed to be part of the so-called Yamashita treasure, named for a Japanese general who during World War Two allegedly stashed booty from...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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