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Legal news from Saturday, August 28, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

Somali citizen Jama Idle Ibrahim pleaded guilty Friday to several charges in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for his role in the April attack on the USS Ashland in the Gulf of Aden. Ibrahim, originally charged with piracy, reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to …

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by Daniel Makosky

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen filed suit Friday against Apple, eBay, Google and eight other corporations in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, claiming the infringement of four patents related to website navigation and electronic information presentation. According to the complaint, which also names AOL, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday reported Kenya to the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute over Friday's visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir was in Kenya, an ICC member state, to celebrate the signing of the country's new constitution [JURIST …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A court in Madagascar on Saturday sentenced former president Marc Ravalomanana to life in prison with hard labor for ordering the killing of opposition protesters in February 2009. Ravalomanana, who has been living in South Africa since his ouster in March of last year, was sentenced in absentia on charges of murder …

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