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Legal news from Monday, April 28, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. The court heard arguments first in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its patent for a heart rate monitor. A district court found …

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by William Helbling

The United Church of Christ (UCC) on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban on the grounds that it restricts freedom of religion. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on behalf of UCC reverends and same-sex couples. The UCC believes that …

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by Peter Snyder

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act [15 USC § 1635]. The Jesinoskis refinanced their house with Countrywide Home Loans in 2007, but Countrywide failed to furnish the Jesinoskis with all the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A Slovenian appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction and two-year sentence of former prime minister Janez Jansa. Jansa was convicted of corruption in June along with two others for soliciting bribes while signing a defense contract with the Finnish company Patria for a supply of armored vehicles. Investigators believe that Jansa and his accomplices …

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by Peter Snyder

An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced 683 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death, including the group's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie. The judge also confirmed the death sentence of 37 of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in March. The remaining defendants sentences …

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