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Legal news from Saturday, July 31, 2010
by Ann Riley

US Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk announced Friday that the US will file a case against Guatemala for labor rights violations. The case, filed under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), will be the first time the US has pursued a labor violations claim against a free trade partner. …

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by Drew Singer

The Constitutional Council, France's highest constitutional authority, ruled Friday that French police may no longer hold suspects for 48 hours without telling them their rights or bringing charges. Since President Nicolas Sarkozy's came to power in 2007 the number of people in France taken into custody and questioned without charge has exploded …

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by Ann Riley

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Friday denied the state of Arizona's request for an expedited appeal to lift the preliminary injunction issued Wednesday against several provisions of a controversial immigration law. The court set a briefing schedule with the opening brief due August 26 and …

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by Drew Singer

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it has charged Citigroup Inc. with misleading investors about the company's exposure to sub-prime mortgage-related assets and settled with the company for $75 million. The SEC alleged that Citigroup "repeatedly made misleading statements about the extent of its holdings of …

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