Legal news from Saturday, August 22, 2009
13:08 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] in an opinion unsealed Friday that the US lacks enough evidence to justify the continued detention of Yemeni national Mohammed al-Adahi, granting al-Adahi's petition for habeas corpus [LLI materials]. The government argued [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] Former UBS [corporate website] banker Bradley Birkenfeld was sentenced [press release] to 40 months in prison Friday for helping a client avoid paying over $7.2 million dollars in taxes. Birkenfeld admitted to helping a California real-estate developer hide $200 million to avoid paying taxes and has cooperated with the [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Communist Party of China (CPC) revoked the membership [press release] of the former vice-president of the Supreme People's Court on Friday, following a graft and corruption investigation. Huang Songyou, who was originally appointed to the Supreme People's Court in 2002, allegedly took bribes to influence cases and used [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Yahoo is not required to pay royalties for songs played over Internet radio. Several recording companies, all owned by Sony Corp, originally sued in 2001, claiming that Yahoo's online radio service, LAUNCHcast, was [read more]

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