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Legal news from Saturday, May 17, 2014
by G. Redd

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a $5.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Hi-Lex, a car parts manufacturer, sued BCBSM for carrying on in bad faith regarding its Administrative Services Contract (ASC) by which BCBSM provides health insurance to …

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by G. Redd

In a joint motion to dismiss, Apple and Google agreed Friday to end all mobile technology patent litigation between Apple and Motorola. Furthermore, each company agreed to bear its own expenses after the dismissal is final at the district court level. This comes as a surprise, as the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …

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by William Helbling

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered officials in Guantanamo Bay to temporarily suspend forced feedings of a Syrian prisoner kept at the detention facility on Guantanamo Bay. Syrian national Abu Wa'el Dhiab has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 after being arrested in Pakistan on suspicion …

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by William Helbling

French police on Tuesday arrested in Strasbourg seven men who were suspected of fighting alongside rebels within Syria. The arrest was conducted by French Police special unit Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID), and no weapons nor explosive devices were found in possession of the suspects. Upon their arrest a formal investigation into the suspected …

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