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Legal news from Saturday, August 25, 2012

[JURIST] On Friday an inn in Vermont settled [text] a discrimination case brought by a same-sex couple who was turned away from the holding their wedding reception at the inn because of the owner's views on same-sex marriage. The Wildflower Inn was fined $10,000 in civil penalties and $20,000 to … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] approved an agreement [final order text, PDF] Friday between the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and Virginia in a case dealing with the treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Virginia was found to have … [read more]

[JURIST] Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda [official profile] on Friday signed a resolution [Xinhua.net report] describing South Korea's control of islands in the Sea of Japan as an "illegal occupation." The resolution also calls for South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak [official website, in Korean] to apologize and renounce comments he … [read more]

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] ruled [verdict form, PDF] Friday that Samsung Electronics [corporate website] violated several smartphone and tablet technology related patents held by Apple [corporate website], awarding $1.05 billion in damages. The dispute covers everything from the … [read more]

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