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17:07 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Friday granted a preliminary injunction [opinion text] 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 [read more]

16:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Amsterdam District Court on Friday fined [press release and decisions, in Dutch] oil trading company Trafigura [corporate website] 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 [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Honduran judge on Friday dropped two abuse of power charges against ousted leader Manuel Zelaya [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Judge Humberto Palacios dismissed the charges [AP report] because of the amnesty [JURIST report] granted to those involved in Zelaya's removal by the Honduran congress in January. Zelaya [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A wireless communications industry group filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Friday challenging a San Francisco ordinance requiring disclosure of cellular phone radiation emission levels. The complaint, filed by CTIA [official website] in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website], argues that the ordinance unlawfully [read more]

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