Legal news from Friday, December 28, 2012

[JURIST] China's National People's Congress (NPC) [official website] on Friday passed amendments to a law allowing elderly parents to file suit against their adult children if they feel they have been neglected or abandoned by them. While the law mandates [BBC report] that adult children must visit and assist elderly … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Galleon Group hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam [JURIST news archive] on Friday agreed to pay approximately USD $1.45 million to settle an ongoing civil lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website]. After the SEC charged [press release; JURIST report] Rajaratnam with insider trading in … [read more]

[JURIST] Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Mardel Inc. [corporate websites] announced Thursday that they will not comply with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's order [JURIST report] that the companies provide employees with coverage for contraceptives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder]. The two businesses, a craft store … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's chief prosecutor on Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations that opposition leaders were inciting supporters to overthrow the country's president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive], which amounts to treason. The investigations are against Mohammed El-Baradei, a Nobel Peace laureate and former head of the UN nuclear … [read more]

[JURIST] Cambodia is misusing [press release] its judicial system in order to suppress dissent and thereby undermine justice, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday amid two court rulings against three individuals. In the first case, the Court of Appeals of Cambodia upheld a lower court's 20-year … [read more]

[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website, in Russian; JURIST news archive] signed into law Friday a recently passed bill that would prohibit United States citizens from adopting Russian children. The legislation was unanimously passed this week [JURIST report] by the Council of Federation [official website], the upper house of … [read more]

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