Legal news from Sunday, March 16, 2014

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] on Friday against the state of Indiana challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages [JURIST backgrounder] and its refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The lawsuit, one of three filed this … [read more]

[JURIST] A class action lawsuit [complaint, PDF] was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) [corporate website] claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since … [read more]

[JURIST] Residents of the Crimea region on Sunday began voting in a referendum to secede from Ukraine and seek annexation by Russia. The referendum has been condemned as illegal by the US and other European countries. On Saturday, Russia vetoed [UN News Centre report] a UN Security Council motion declaring … [read more]

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