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Legal news from Saturday, July 24, 2010
by Erin Bock

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday granted a preliminary injunction against an amendment to an Arizona law [ARS § 38-651 text] regarding health benefits for the families of state employees. The amendment, added as subsection O, would remove language from the law allowing interdependent domestic partners to …

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by Erin Bock

The Amsterdam District Court on Friday fined oil trading company Trafigura 1 million euros (USD $1.28 million) for shipping hazardous waste to the Netherlands and illegally exporting the waste to the Ivory Coast in 2006. The company chartered a ship, the Probo Koala, to deliver and unload acidic and corrosive fuel …

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by Zach Zagger

A Honduran judge on Friday dropped two abuse of power charges against ousted leader Manuel Zelaya. Judge Humberto Palacios dismissed the charges because of the amnesty granted to those involved in Zelaya's removal by the Honduran congress in January. Zelaya still faces other charges including fraud, usurping other institutions' authority …

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by Zach Zagger

A wireless communications industry group filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a San Francisco ordinance requiring disclosure of cellular phone radiation emission levels. The complaint, filed by CTIA in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, argues that the ordinance unlawfully interferes with the exclusive authority of the Federal Communications Commission …

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