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Legal news from Saturday, December 22, 2012
by Keith Herting

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Friday gave final approval to a settlement between British Petroleum (BP) and those who experienced economic and property loss stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The $7.8 billion settlement marks the final …

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by Keith Herting

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted an injunction on Friday to temporarily block enforcement of a California law banning mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors. The injunction will prevent the law, SB 1172, which was slated to take effect …

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by Samuel Franklin

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) violates the rights to privacy, liberty, personal integrity and to form a family, as recognized under international law. The challenge was filed in July 2011 on behalf …

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by Samuel Franklin

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Senate filibusters are an unconstitutional denial of majority rule. The lawsuit was brought by a non-profit organization known as Common Cause as well as four members of the US House of Representatives and individuals …

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