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Legal news from Sunday, January 24, 2010
by Amelia Mathias

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 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 to his television company Mediaset, though …

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by Amelia Mathias

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday called 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 comes in tandem with the appointment of Aleksandr Khloponin [RT …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that the US will appeal a ruling dismissing voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges against five Blackwater guards who were indicted for their involvement in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in September 2007. Biden made the announcement during a …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A federal judge on Friday reduced 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 called the damages amount "monstrous and shocking" and said the facts of the case …

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