Legal news from Friday, August 22, 2008
10:08 EDT

[JURIST] A Russian court on Friday rejected an application for parole made by former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive], who applied for early release [JURIST report] from Krasnokamensk penal colony [Guardian Khodorkovsky backgrounder] in July. Khodorkovsky headed the now-bankrupt OAO Yukos Oil Co. [Time backgrounder] and was sent [read more]

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[JURIST] Prosecutors before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday appealed [statement, PDF] the indictment of former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav [TrialWatch profile], also known as "Duch," saying it should have included additional charges. The court had issued a closing [read more]

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JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Thursday that lawyers' fees may be included in restitution awards granted to corporate fraud victims. The Second Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision to order Joseph Amato and John Fasciana to pay $12.8 million in [read more]

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[JURIST] Three of the largest brokerage firms in the US reached a settlement [press release] with the New York Attorney General's office [official website] and securities regulators representing 48 states on Thursday, agreeing to pay $10 billion to investors who purchased auction rate securities. The agreement is the result of [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Thursday that a Pennsylvania law imposing reporting and curriculum review requirements on parents who home school their children does not violate federal freedom of religion protections. The case was brought by six families who had [read more]

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[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] assigned a new panel of judges Thursday to the upcoming war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive]. The changes come following Karadzic's recent request [JURIST report], in which he argued [read more]

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