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Legal news from Monday, April 28, 2014

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Monday. The court heard arguments first in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus [corporate websites] in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its … [read more]

[JURIST] The United Church of Christ (UCC) [church website] on Monday filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; materials] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] 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, … [read more]

[JURIST] A Slovenian appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction and two-year sentence of former prime minister Janez Jansa [personal website]. Jansa was convicted of corruption [JURIST report] in June along with two others for soliciting bribes while signing a defense contract with the Finnish company Patria for a supply … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced 683 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to death, including the group's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie [Washington Institute backgrounder]. The judge also confirmed [Al Jazeera report] the death sentence of 37 of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced … [read more]

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