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Legal news from Saturday, May 17, 2014

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a $5.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan [corporate website] (BCBSM). Hi-Lex [corporate website], a car parts manufacturer, sued BCBSM for carrying on in bad faith regarding its Administrative … [read more]

[JURIST] In a joint motion to dismiss [text], Apple and Google [corporate websites] 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, … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered [order, PDF] 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 [advocacy website] has been detained at Guantanamo … [read more]

[JURIST] French police on Tuesday arrested in Strasbourg [Le Monde report] 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) [official website], and no weapons nor explosive devices were found in possession of the … [read more]

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