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Legal news from Sunday, October 14, 2012
by Matthew Pomy

The Syrian military is using cluster munitions against opposition forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Sunday. A Youtube video, posted by Syrian opposition forces, showed remnants of cluster munitions allegedly near several towns. Markings on the remnants suggest they were dropped from aircraft. The report details several instances of cluster munitions being …

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by Matthew Pomy

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 that showed marines in an incriminating situation with a wounded member of the Taliban. An independent agency that supervises military prosecutions, the Service Prosecuting Authority, decided to bring …

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by Cynthia Miley

Three publishing companies on Friday settled an antitrust lawsuit 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 companies. Of those companies, Hachette, Harpers Collins and Simon & …

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