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14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Council of the EU [official website] adopted a decision Monday to institute sanctions [official statement, PDF] against the Ivory Coast. There has been unrest in the country [JURIST report] since elections were held at the beginning of this month. Alassane Ouattara defeated incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, but Gbagbo has [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the minimum coverage provision of the recently enacted health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive] is unconstitutional. Judge Henry Hudson, who had previously denied a motion [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Irving Picard, the trustee charged with recovering money for the victims of the Bernard Madoff [JURIST news archive] scandal, has filed close to 60 lawsuits in the past three weeks attempting to recover more than $40 billion from numerous banks, hedge funds and individuals. The influx of litigation [FT [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday divided 4-4 [opinion, PDF] in Costco Wholesale Corp v. Omega, SA [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] on the issue of copyright protections for imported goods. The case presented the question of whether the first-sale doctrine [17 USC § [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday filed a complaint in a Malaysian court over a WikiLeaks [website] cable published by Australian newspapers stating he had engaged in sodomy. The leaked US diplomatic cable claimed Australia's Office of National Assessments [official website] had concluded, [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Friday dismissed [order, PDF] a patent infringement lawsuit [JURIST report] by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen against Apple, eBay, Google [corporate websites] and eight other corporations. According to the complaint [text, PDF], which also [read more]

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