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Legal news from Saturday, October 2, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

The US Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) convened for the first time on Friday and approved a number of documents related to its duties under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The FSOC, which operates within the US Department of Treasury under the direction of US Secretary of …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Halliburton Energy Services and several other companies being sued in connection with April's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico filed a request on Friday seeking more time to prepare their defense, the AP reports. The motion, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of …

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by Daniel Makosky

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday lodged a protest with NATO and its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) regarding air strikes that crossed into Pakistani territory. The complaint stems from an incident last week in which ISAF helicopters engaged militants following an attack on an Afghan security base in the …

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by Daniel Makosky

An Israeli district court on Friday rejected Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire's request to gain entry into the country. Maguire, traveling to Israel for a conference of Nobel laureates, was arrested on Tuesday upon her arrival in Tel Aviv and informed that she was barred from entering Israel for 10 years. The ban stems from …

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