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Legal news from Thursday, August 9, 2012
by Sung Un Kim

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people James Anaya on Thursday urged the government of Colombia to advance its negotiations with indigenous authorities in northern Cauca regarding the military presence in the area, as well as other pressing issues. Anaya called for a good faith dialogue …

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by Dan Taglioli

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday overturned the decisions of both a panel of its own judges and a lower court in the case of Senne v. Palatine, a privacy lawsuit filed by a motorist against the village of Palatine, Illinois. Jason M. Senne filed suit against the village …

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by Sung Un Kim

Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday stated that Israel should investigate the alleged mistreatment of two Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike. The lawyer for Hassan Safadi and Samer al-Barq, who have been on hunger strike since June 21 and May 22 respectively, argued that they were subject to beatings and other maltreatment …

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by Dan Taglioli

The US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday overturned a $147.2 million jury award against Research in Motion (RIM). Chief Judge James Ware granted a motion by RIM for judgment as a matter of law, vacating last month's jury verdict that RIM had infringed on an Mformation …

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by Julia Zebley

Professional and college sports leagues filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey Monday trying to enjoin a new law that would legalize sports gambling. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the National Basketball Association (NBA) filed suit …

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by Sung Un Kim

The Supreme Court of New Zealand on Thursday rejected an appeal brought by anti-abortion group Right to Life. The court upheld a Court of Appeal decision regarding the capacity of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, the statutory body which oversees the country's abortion law and providers. The appeals court had ruled that …

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by Sung Un Kim

Netherlands-based sports car manufacturer Spyker NV on Monday filed a lawsuit against General Motors (GM) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking $3 billion in damages. Spkyer bought Saab Automobile AB (Saab) from GM in 2010 and now alleges that GM intentionally drove Saab …

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by Sung Un Kim

A Thai court on Thursday postponed its verdict in the case against leaders of the "red shirt" movement for violating terms of their bail. The Criminal Court in Bangkok pushed back the date for the verdict to August 22, stating that it will allow defendants to gather more evidence and add more …

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by Sung Un Kim

The National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC) on Wednesday transferred its power to the newly elected interim legislature. The transfer took place minutes after the 200 congress members were sworn in. With the end of the NTC and the beginning of the national assembly Libya has marked another step toward its democratic …

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by Brandon Gatto

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday filed a brief with the US District Court for the District of Columbia asserting that the government should decide when a Guantanamo Bay prisoner is granted continued regular access to legal counsel absent a detainee's ongoing legal challenge. The issue for the court …

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