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Legal news from Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website, in Russian] approved a law on Tuesday giving him the authority to select candidates for regional elections. Under the new law, Putin will have the ability to submit three candidates [Bloomberg News report] to legislature for approval for any of the country's 83 … [read more]

[JURIST] Six European countries, including France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy, on Tuesday agreed on joint legal action [press release] against Google [corporate website] over its privacy policy [text]. The countries claim that 13 months ago when Google merged 60 separate privacy policies, including email, video, social-networking … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday refused to approve Citigroup Inc.'s [corporate website] proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit, questioning the reasonableness of some details of the agreement. Judge Sidney Stein requested [IBTimes report] that … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Saturday that ReDigi Inc.'s "pre-owned" digital music sales infringed on Capitol Records LLC's [corporate website] music copyrights. ReDigi's online service allowed customers to use its platform to buy and sell … [read more]

[JURIST] The Arkansas House of Representatives [official website] on Monday voted 52-45 to override Governor Mike Beebe's [official website] veto [JURIST report] of a bill [SB2, PDF] that requires voters to provide photo identification. Since the state senate voted March 27 to override the veto, the bill now becomes law … [read more]

[JURIST] The court-appointed administrator responsible for determining and paying out damages to individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder], on Monday asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] to dismiss a lawsuit by British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] over how … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari in one new case [order list, PDF] on Monday. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider whether its decision in Stewart Organization, Inc. v. … [read more]

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