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Legal news from Wednesday, January 4, 2017
by Lawrenz Fares

Lawyers representing a German owner of a diesel-powered Volkswagen (VW) vehicle equipped with a software that could cheat emissions tests filed the first lawsuit seeking compensation for damages on Tuesday. According to the Braunschweig district court, the German firm MyRight filed on behalf of only a single VW consumer effected by the …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The Florida Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order Wednesday informing judges and prosecutors that the state's death penalty procedure is unconstitutional, marking the second such order in three months. Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that, although the court ruled the statute unconstitutional in October, prosecutors should be able to apply the death penalty to …

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by Rachel Gerber

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian in the West Bank city of Hebron in March was been found guilty of manslaughter Wednesday. The three-judge military panel in Tel Aviv ruled against Sgt Elor Azaria. Chief judge Col Maya Heller gave a lengthy verdict reading in which the court ruled that accounts of the incident that …

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by Rachel Gerber

Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Food and Drug Administration to force it to decide whether an impounded shipment of a drug used for executions should be delivered to the Texas prison system, which has carried out more lethal injections than any other state. The lawsuit was filed in the US District …

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by Aaron Christenson

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reported Monday that 19,266 civilian casualties occurred in 2016, with 6,878 killed and 12,388 wounded. The UN has repeatedly condemned terrorist bombings and said that terrorist attacks in the latter months of 2016 were committed in an effort by the Islamic State (IS) to distract the world from its …

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