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Legal news from Monday, January 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday dismissed an appeal by Arab Bank, PLC from an order imposing discovery sanction for lack of jurisdiction in a lawsuit brought against the bank under Anti-Terrorist Act [18 U.S.C. § 2333, LII backgrounder] and Alien Tort Claims Act [28 U.S.C. § 1350, LII backgrounder]. The …

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by Sung Un Kim

A lawyer for former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced Monday that a criminal investigation has been initiated against him. The criminal investigation against Serhiy Vlasenko involves alleged car theft, robbery and failure to obey a court order. Vlasenko has denied all allegations and condemned the government's action as being politically motivated …

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by Alison Sacriponte

A Milan court on Monday set a timetable for hearings in the underage sex trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, setting the last session of the trial for early March, two weeks after the February 24–25 national elections. One of many proceedings against Berlusconi, the in this case the ex-premier is charged …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The second International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday sentenced to death 64-year-old televangelist Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The ICTB found Azad guilty in absentia of murder, rape, destruction of property, theft and of threatening witnesses to keep …

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