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Legal news from Sunday, January 24, 2010
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] could face a third corruption trial based on new information that recently surfaced, according to Saturday reports. Berlusconi, who is already facing two separate trials on charges of corruption and bribery, is accused of embezzlement and tax fraud related [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [official website, in Russian; JURIST news archive] on Saturday called [transcript, in Russian] for a new age of human rights and safety in the embattled Caucasus region of Russia, where the killings of journalists and human rights activists have become increasingly common. The announcement [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] US Vice President Joe Biden [official profile] announced [YouTube video] Saturday that the US will appeal a ruling [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] dismissing voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges against five Blackwater [JURIST news archive] guards who were indicted for their involvement in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians [JURIST [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday reduced [order, pdf] a $1.92 million jury verdict against a Minnesota woman who was found to have violated music copyrights to about $54,000. Chief Judge Michael Davis of the US District Court for the District Court of Minnesota [official website] called the damages amount [read more]

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