Legal news from Sunday, October 14, 2012

[JURIST] The Syrian military is using cluster munitions [HRW backgrounder] against opposition forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [text] on Sunday. A Youtube video [video], posted by Syrian opposition forces, showed remnants of cluster munitions allegedly near several towns. Markings on the remnants suggest they were dropped from … [read more]

[JURIST] Five UK Royal Marines were charged with murder on Sunday in connection with an incident in 2011 in Afghanistan. The charge allegedly arises out of a video [Telegraph report] that showed marines in an incriminating situation with a wounded member of the Taliban. An independent agency that supervises military … [read more]

[JURIST] Three publishing companies on Friday settled [press release] an antitrust lawsuit [complaint, PDF] filed by attorneys general of 49 states, the District of Columbia and five US territories and commonwealths, who had accused the nation's top publishers of a price-fixing conspiracy. The attorneys general brought suit against five publishing … [read more]

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