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Legal news from Thursday, October 25, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday declared in a preliminary ruling that Samsung violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 when it infringed four intellectual property patents held by Apple. The patents at issue involve both hardware and software features, and …

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by Keith Herting

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday sentenced a convicted terrorist to a 37-year prison sentence for a 1999 plot to blow up the Los Angeles International Airport. Ahmed Ressam, an al Qaeda-trained terrorist, was convicted of plotting to blow up Los Angeles International Airport …

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by Brandon Gatto

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a campaign finance law limiting political contributions can remain in effect until at least the November 6 elections. In particular, the three-judge panel refused to grant a request by the Illinois Liberty Political Action Committee (ILPAC) for a temporary injunction to …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The controversial intelligence-leaking website Wikileaks on Thursday began releasing a series of confidential US detainee policies, according to the website. The site said that it will release "more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense" over the next month. Wikileaks said that many of …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Wednesday upheld a decision by a New Jersey appellate court finding that an infertile woman is not the legal parent of a child conceived using her husband's sperm and carried by a surrogate. The court determined that the New Jersey Parentage Act requires a woman in …

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by Max Slater

A UN legal expert said Wednesday that governments around the world need to do more to combat judicial corruption. Presenting her annual report to the UN General Assembly, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul said that judicial corruption is a direct threat to the rule of law [UN News …

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by Max Slater

The European Commission (EC) accused Microsoft on Wednesday of violating an agreement to provide consumers with a choice of Internet browsers. EC Vice President Joaquin Alumnia stated that Microsoft abused its dominant market position by tying in its Internet Explorer browser with Windows computers. The EC has previously stated [press …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday sentenced Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs director, to one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a $5 million fine for his securities fraud convictions. Gupta was convicted in June of three counts of securities fraud and one …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

While the international community has come a long way in enacting legal standards to prevent torture and inhumane punishment, UN Committee Against Torture Chairperson Claudio Grossman said Tuesday that there are still too many states practicing torture. He said that while the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, …

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