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Legal news from Tuesday, May 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe on Tuesday ordered Google to remove defamatory autocomplete results if notified. The plaintiffs, an unidentified company selling nutritional supplements and its founder, claimed when their names were entered on Google's German-language website, autocomplete suggested links to Scientology and fraud which resulted in …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Swiss law does not provide sufficient guidelines on the extent of the right to die, in violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 protects an individual's right to respect for private life, which was interpreted by …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Minnesota Senate voted 37-30 Monday in favor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives last week and will now go to Governor Mark Dayton to be signed into law. Dayton has been a supporter of the legislation and has …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday that aid in Syria is being hampered by a disregard for the rules of war. Head of operations for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini said that in spite of repeated calls for all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect the rules …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The UkraineProsecutor General on Monday reopened the murder case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The charges, originally filed in January, allege that Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko ordered the murder of Yevhen Shcherban and two others in 1996. Shcherban, a Ukrainian …

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