Legal news from Friday, May 2, 2014

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit [corporate websites] not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of … [read more]

[JURIST] The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly [official website, in Arabic] passed a new law enacting sweeping electoral reforms. The passage of the law allows authorities to set the country's first election [Reuters report] since the ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The … [read more]

[JURIST] Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah [BBC profile] proclaimed the enactment [press release] of Sharia [CFR backgrounder] in the country on Wednesday. The law will operate alongside [CNN report] Brunei's civil code, which Bolkiah explained to mean that Brunei "will have two criminal justice systems working hand in hand." Amnesty International … [read more]

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