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Legal news from Sunday, August 11, 2013

[JURIST] Harbinger Capital [corporate website] filed $1.9 billion dollar lawsuit Friday against Deere & Co [corporate website] and global positioning system (GPS) companies, including Garmin International and Trimble Navigation Ltd. [corporate websites], claiming the defendants bankrupted the wireless company LightSquared [corporate website]. Harbinger claims in the suit [Reuters report] that … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Friday issued a statement [text] urging Egyptian political parties to avoid provocations and consider approaches that would foster an inclusive political process favoring reconciliation. Tension and political divisiveness in Egypt has continued following the military's ouster [JURIST report] of former President Mohamed … [read more]

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] on Friday signed into law H.R. 1911, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 [text], lowering interest rates on student loans. The interest rates will drop [AP report] to 3.86 percent for undergraduate students and 5.41 percent for graduate students. However, the … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] stated [text] on Sunday that the Islamic State of Iraq [Global Security profile], a suspected al Qaeda branch, had committed crimes against humanity during the July 29 bombings in Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility [AP report] for a series of … [read more]

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