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Legal news from Monday, December 17, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) filed suit on Monday against against Bear, Stearns & Company, now acquired by JPMorgan Securities. The NCUA brought suit acting in its capacity as Liquidating Agent of multiple credit unions: US Credit, Western Corporate, Southwest Corporate and Members United Corporate. Defendants, as underwriters, sellers and/or issuers of …

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by Michael Haggerson

The Philippines House of Representatives approved legislation on Monday which establishes mandatory sex education in schools and government funding for contraceptives and family planning services and also guarantees all individuals the right to receive reproductive health care information. The bill must still be passed by the Senate and signed by the president …

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by Michael Haggerson

The Libyan government closed the country's southern border with Algeria, Niger, Chad and Sudan on Sunday and declared southern Libya as a military zone. The move was in response to growing lawlessness in Libya's southern provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. Representatives of the southern provinces …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A coalition of Egyptian rights group called Sunday for a redo of Saturday's constitutional referendum, alleging widespread irregularities. The groups, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, claim that there was a lack of judicial supervision at the polling places and intentional delays at several women's polling places, rendering them unable to vote. Results from …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qaeda leader and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by drone strike last September …

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