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Legal news from Saturday, December 11, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

Croatian police on Friday arrested a former senior member of the nation's ruling party for alleged war crimes he committed against Serbian civilians in 1991 during the Serbo-Croatian war. The arrest of former interior ministry official Tomislav Mercep comes just one day after Amnesty International (AI) released a report criticizing Croatia's …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

A German administrative court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Khaled El-Masri seeking the arrest and extradition of 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents whom El-Masri claims kidnapped and illegally detained him in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program, according to a ruling made …

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by Brian Jackson

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was arrested in Austria on Friday pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Croatia. Sanader, who was elected to parliament after he stepped down from the prime minister position in 2009, stands accused of corruption, abuse of power and fraud for taking nearly €4 million from public firms and state institutions [Croatian Times …

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by Brian Jackson

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in three cases related to the duty of generic drug manufacturers to list possible side effects on the labels of medicines they produce. The three cases, PLIVA Inc. v. Mensing [docket; cert. petition, PDF], Actavis v. Mensing [docket; cert. petition, PDF] and Actavis v. …

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