Legal news from Saturday, April 2, 2011
16:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced on Friday that the former CEO of mortgage company Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW) [corporate website] pleaded guilty [press release] on charges of fraud related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) [materials; JURIST news archive]. Paul Allen pleaded guilty [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] Germany urged the European Union (EU) [official website] on Friday to impose an export ban on a drug used for lethal injections [JURIST news archive] in several US states. Germany's human rights commissioner, Markus Loening, requested that the drug sodium thiopental be placed on the list of drugs [AP [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) [official website] on Saturday reported [press release] the deaths of at least 800 civilians in the Ivory Coast [JURIST news archive] town of Duekoue as a result of intercommunal violence that took place on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the ICRC condemned [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Friday denied a motion to dismiss a federal suit against former Somali prime minister and defense minister Mohamed Ali Samantar [JURIST news archive]. Lawyers for Samantar argued that the case should be dismissed [read more]

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