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Legal news from Sunday, September 16, 2012
by Jerry Votava

A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday issued a preliminary ruling against Samsung in their complaint that mobile phones and tablet computers imported by Apple infringed on four Samsung patents. The patents in this case covered narrow data processing and user input methods. Samsung asked that the ITC block the import …

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by Matthew Pomy

Nigeria's High Court in Abuja declined to stop impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan 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 of the African Liberation Party, Dr. Emmanuel Okereke, …

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by Jerry Votava

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday signed a cybercrimes law 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 the new law include offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Sunday released the former "First Lady" of the Khmer Rouge regime, Ieng Thirith. The court ruled that due her degenerative illness, said to likely be Alzheimers, she should be released from detention. Thirith, the sister-in-law of former leader Pol …

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