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Legal news from Saturday, November 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Friday ordered the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise as well as the release of the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were arrested on board the ship, upon payment of a €3.6 million euro bond by the …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr has gone on trial in absentia in Italy on charges of criminal association with the goal of terrorism and aiding illegal emigration with the goal of terrorism, based on an investigation from 2002. Before the investigation could be concluded and charges filed, Nasr was kidnapped from a Milan …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday upheld a ban on pharmacies selling their own generic drug brands. The ruling addresses the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act which were meant to control the rising price of pharmaceuticals. Under this scheme, private pharmacies may not control generic drug manufactures …

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by Matthew Pomy

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) stop and frisk program program was carried out in a discriminatory manner. The court refused to throw out the lower court ruling written by Judge Shira Scheindlin simply …

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