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Legal news from Saturday, November 28, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday upheld the right of Wal-Mart Inc., the world's largest retailer, to close its operations in Jonquiere, Quebec, shortly after a union attempted to organize employees in 2005. In a 6-3 decision, the court held that there was no law or precedent that forced …

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by Amelia Mathias

Accused former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, more commonly known as "Duch," unexpectedly asked to be released at the close of his trial on Friday. His request before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was a complete departure from his previous conduct, as he has cooperated …

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by Safiya Boucaud

Enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was delayed Friday until June 1, 2010, according to a joint statement from the US Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve. The UIGEA, which bans banks and financial institutions from intentionally accepting payments from credit cards, checks, or electronic fund transfers related to …

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by Amelia Mathias

Italian judges announced Friday that the corruption trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resume on December 4. The trial had been temporarily halted after the court ruled against Berlusconi's claim for immunity while he is in office. The trial is set to re-open amid controversy …

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