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Legal news from Wednesday, November 1, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

The US Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in US Bank National Association v. Village at Lakeridge, in which the justices were tasked with determining the appropriate standard of review for determining whether a particular individual is or is not an "insider" for purposes of a bankruptcy proceeding. The case involves a purchase …

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by Kenneth Hall

The Netherlands Electoral Council announced Wednesday that a referendum will be held next year on a controversial surveillance law. The surveillance bill was passed in July after years of debate and criticism. Proponents of the legislation claim the increased powers are necessary to counter threats …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Attorneys General of 45 states and the District of Columbia amended a lawsuit on Tuesday to accuse more generic drug companies of acting in a price-fixing conspiracy. The lawsuit now accuses 18 companies and subsidiaries and two executives of engaging in price-fixing tactics for drugs such as generic antibiotics and drugs used to treat epilepsy, high blood pressure …

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by Sean Rohtla

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Monday signed House Bill 271 expanding the gaming and gambling industry. The bill amends Title 3 (Agriculture) and Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and allows for electronic wagering for horse races, creation of Fantasy Sports Contests, and iLottery/internet instant games through your personal electronic device. The legislation additionally creates the …

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by Mary Nicholas

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a new driving under the influence (DUI) law from taking effect as scheduled on Wednesday while the court rules on questions of its constitutionality. The Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2 (IDEA2) would change the police officer's behavior during initial arrest as well as impose new penalty standards. Controversial parts …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave Leonard Steven Grasz, a nominee to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit a "not qualified" rating on Tuesday. In a statement sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pamela Bresnahan, the chair of the Standing Committee, explained …

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by Rachel Gerber

The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) released a preliminary statement Tuesday on Kenya's presidential elections claiming that the current state of the elections had damaged the electoral process, political institutions and the population.The EU EOM assessment at this stage is that actions by both sides of the political divide have been damaging to the …

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