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Legal news from Friday, November 28, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat demoted Police Chief Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan to an inactive position within the Prime Minister's office, according to media reports Friday. Patcharawat's removal comes a day after the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency because of continuing political protests at two airports, Suvarnabhumi and …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The European Commission (EC) Thursday called on Germany to modify its Volkswagen anti-takeover law within two months or else face referral of the matter to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The law, created in 1960 in order to privatize Volkswagen AG (VW), was aimed at protecting the automaker from hostile …

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by Ximena Marinero

Moscow Military District Court judge Yevgeny Zubov Wednesday refused to recuse himself from the trial of three men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office had requested a new judge claiming that Zubov had violated procedural rules. Last week …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Mexican Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would amend the General Law of Health to allow terminally ill patients to refuse medical treatment. The bill passed with 84 votes in favor and only one abstention. Under the new law, a patient who has an incurable, …

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