Legal news from Wednesday, August 4, 2010
15:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] settled [press release; decision, PDF] its lawsuit [case materials] against Intel [corporate website] on Wednesday, with the industry-leading microchip maker agreeing to a set of conditions designed to facilitate fairer competition from competitors such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia [corporate [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] An officer for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees [official website] said Wednesday said that lawyer Mohammad Mostafei, who is defending a woman sentenced to death in Iran, is seeking asylum in Turkey after fleeing Iran following alleged harassment [AI release] by Iranian officials. Mostafei [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Ontario Superior Court of Justice [official website] on Wednesday ordered the release of Abdullah Khadr, the brother of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] after staying a US extradition request. Abdullah Khadr has been detained by Canadian authorities since December 2005 [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) [official website] Director Adam Szubin [official profile] said Tuesday that his office would be willing to issue a license to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] allowing them to provide legal services to Anwar al-Awlaki [NYT profile]. Al-Awlaki is [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Tuesday heard final statements [transcript] on the confirmation of US Supreme Court [official website] nominee Elena Kagan [official profile; JURIST news archive]. Most Senate Republicans oppose her confirmation, but have chosen not to pursue a filibuster [Washington Post report] given statements from five [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] A US military lawyer for Canadian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] filed an emergency petition [text, PDF] with the Supreme Court [official website] on Monday, seeking to stay proceedings in Khadr's military commission. The petition asks the court to issue a [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] Missouri voters on Tuesday approved Proposition C [text], which seeks to make the individual mandate provision of the recent health care reform law [HR 3590 materials; JURIST news archive] unenforceable in the state. The law, which was passed with 71.1 percent in favor [results], stated that "[n]o law or [read more]

07:08 EDT

[JURIST] US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] judge Mariana Pfaelzer on Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement in which Countrywide Financial Corporation [NYT backgrounder] agreed to pay $600 million to settle several class action lawsuits brought by former stockholders accusing the company of securities [read more]

07:08 EDT

[JURIST] A revised complaint to a class action lawsuit [materials, text] against Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] claimed that the company was aware of automobile safety problems in 2003, but failed to [read more]

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