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Legal news from Friday, September 3, 2010
by Zach Zagger

The Paris Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a 2008 judgment against the online auction house eBay for its role in the sale of counterfeit goods but significantly reduced the amount of damages eBay has to pay. The appeals court cut the damages to be paid to French luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis …

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by Brian Jackson

Two individuals detained during the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Toronto in July filed a class action suit on Thursday on behalf of 1,150 individuals detained during the summit. The individuals, Miranda McQuade and Mike Barber, named three defendants in the suit, the Canadian Attorney General, the Toronto Police Services Board and …

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by Matt Glenn

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that a Hawaii grand jury has indicted six people on human trafficking charges. The defendants allegedly enticed approximately 400 Thai nationals to come to the US by falsely promising them job opportunities and then forcing them to work at farms in Washington and Hawaii by threatening economic …

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by Matt Glenn

A judge for California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that neither Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger nor Attorney General Jerry Brown is required to appeal last month's federal district court decision finding California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Supporters of Proposition 8 [text, JURIST …

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by Megan McKee

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang said Friday that last month's trial of four men sentenced to death for a 2009 attack on the presidential palace was fair. Obiang stated that the country's laws were respected, and procedures guaranteeing a legal, open and fair trial, including the guarantee of defense counsel, were followed. Jose Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong …

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by Megan McKee

Judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) warned Friday that the genocide trial of Radovan Karadzic may take another four years—two years longer than expected. As the UN Security Council is urging the ICTY to close its doors, Friday's hearing was called to discuss …

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by Daniel Makosky

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), a joint venture undertaken by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Austria and others, opened its doors on Thursday. Based in Laxenburg, Austria, the school is designed to educate public and private entities on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and train …

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