Legal news from Sunday, September 16, 2012

[JURIST] A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday issued a preliminary ruling [text; PDF] against Samsung in their complaint that mobile phones and tablet computers imported by Apple [corporate websites] infringed on four Samsung patents. The patents in this case covered narrow data processing and user … [read more]

[JURIST] Nigeria's High Court in Abuja declined to stop impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan [JURIST news archive] on Friday. This means the Nigerian House of Representatives' impeachment proceedings for non-implementation of the nation's budget will be allowed to continue according to Nigeria's Constitution. In bringing the lawsuit, National Chairman … [read more]

[JURIST] Philippine President Benigno Aquino III [official profile] on Wednesday signed a cybercrimes law [RA 10175, PDF; press release] to prevent various electronic offenses including forgery, fraud, identity theft and child pornography. The new crimes are grouped into two sections: Internet Crimes and Commercial Crimes. "Among the punishable acts under … [read more]

[JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Sunday released the former "First Lady" of the Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive] regime, Ieng Thirith. The court ruled that due her degenerative illness, said to likely be Alzheimers, she should be released from detention [Phnom Penh … [read more]

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