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Legal news from Saturday, March 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli

The UN International Commission of Inquiry on Libya submitted its findings on Friday, reporting that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed by both sides of the recent Libyan conflict. Established in February 2011 by an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Commission was mandated to investigate all alleged …

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by Dan Taglioli

British Petroleum (BP) on Friday announced an estimated $7.8 billion class action settlement to resolve the majority of claims filed by individual and business plaintiffs after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The proposed settlement comprises two separate agreements between BP and plaintiffs, one to resolve economic loss claims …

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by Brandon Gatto

Egypt has appointed new judges to hear the trial of 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers just days after six Americans among those charged left the country after a nearly $5 million bail was paid by the US government. The suspects, including 16 Americans and 27 other foreigners and Egyptians, were charged with promoting democracy in Egypt without …

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by Brandon Gatto

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is liable to a number of Louisiana property owners for its inadequate work on a shipping channel that caused billions of dollars in damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina. …

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