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Legal news from Friday, September 28, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

The Swiss Parliament voted 93-87 on Friday against a bill which would ban burqas and other face coverings in public places. Proponents of the bill argued that banning burqas would promote gender equality and improve national security. Those against the bill argued that it was an excessive measure because so few women …

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by Michael Haggerson

Bank of America (BOA) announced Friday that it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class action lawsuit with investors over its $18.5 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch in January 2009. Investors alleged that BOA failed to disclose information about Merrill and made misrepresentations about Merrill's financial health. BOA stated that …

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by Dan Taglioli

The National Assembly of Panama on Wednesday approved a controversial new copyright law that allows authorities to fine infringers without a trial or civil lawsuit. The bill would grant broad powers to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to impose fines of …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution extending the mission of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) in Syria. The panel of independent experts is charged with investigating the human rights situation in the country amidst the prolonged and violent conflict between government and opposition forces. The COI …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America and the Caribbean threaten the rule of law in those regions, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report concluded that cocaine trafficking and the associated violence are the main source of the threat. The UNODC …

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by Dan Taglioli

Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday announced the state's plan to appeal a preliminary injunction currently blocking the provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law that criminalizes the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The part of the law in question makes it illegal to transport, shield or harbor an illegal immigrant …

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