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Legal news from Thursday, September 4, 2008
by Leslie Schulman

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has renewed its call for an investigation into the actions of law enforcement officials at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Minnesota this week. The ACLU alleges that officers in St. Paul conducted "mass arrests, police raids on private homes and several journalists" in possible violation …

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by Leslie Schulman

Canadian-based Teck Cominco Ltd. asked US District Court Judge John Sedwick Wednesday to approve a $120M settlement agreement with six Eskimo plaintiffs from the Alaskan village of Kivalino. The agreement stems from a 2002 lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the District of Alaska by residents living near the company's Red Dog Mine, …

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by Joe Shaulis

Pakistani lawyers demanding that the government reinstate judges ousted last year by former President Pervez Musharraf clashed with police in Islamabad on Thursday, according to media reports. Television images showed police beating the lawyers with batons outside Parliament, in a confrontation that reportedly began after an estimated 100 demonstrators tried to enter the nearby …

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by Joe Shaulis

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged two former brokers for Credit-Suisse with defrauding clients of $1 billion by selling subprime securities that they represented as being backed by government-guaranteed student loans. The SEC complaint, filed Wednesday in the US District Court for the Southern …

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by Joe Shaulis

Thai ">Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej refused to resign Thursday but instead proposed a national referendum on whether he should continue in office. In a radio address following an emergency Cabinet meeting, Samak encouraged the Senate to pass legislation allowing such a referendum, suggesting it could take place within a month. Samak also announced …

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by Joe Shaulis

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the EU violated the fundamental property rights of a Saudi business and a Swedish foundation linked to al-Qaeda by freezing their assets without giving them a hearing. The EU's highest court on Wednesday reversed a 2005 Court …

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by Joe Shaulis

A lawsuit filed Wednesday in US District Court for the Northern District of Texas challenges the latest version of a Farmers Branch municipal ordinance which prohibits illegal immigrants from occupying leased property. In the lawsuit against the Dallas suburb, several landlords and a former City Council member seek to enjoin …

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by Abigail Salisbury

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday ruled on a suit brought by several Kentucky environmental groups, including a chapter of the Sierra Club, against Stephen L. Johnson in his official capacity as Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The plaintiffs filed suit …

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by Abigail Salisbury

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court's grant of summary judgment to retailer Costco in a copyright infringement action brought by watch manufacturer Omega. Omega claimed that Costco's unauthorized sale of its imported watches constituted infringing distribution and importation. The decision turned on whether the …

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