The Poland Ministry of Justice on Thursday announced the introduction of the “freedom of speech protection” bill to stop social media platforms from deleting content posted by Polish users or blocking the users if they do not break any Polish laws. The Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro said: Today, social networking sites themselves decide about [...]

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The Supreme Court of South Korea on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for former President Park Guen-hye who was convicted on charges of abuse of power, bribery and coercion in 2018. The rejection of Park’s appeal exhausts all legal remedies, leaving open only the option of a special presidential pardon by incumbent President Moon [...]

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Friday in a press release that it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will reincorporate in Texas. The association claims that the move is a part of strategic maneuvering for its betterment. This kind of maneuvering is legally permitted when an organization files Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to the press release, the [...]

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Amazon.com, Inc. was hit with a nationwide class action lawsuit Thursday in the District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging collusion and illegal price-fixing of e-books with some publishers. The plaintiffs are represented by law firm Hagens Berman that brought a similar case against Apple Inc. in 2011 and is a frequent whistleblower on e-book [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an opinion Thursday in its first case heard in the Irish language. The case concerned the scope of the national court’s discretion to grant relief when national law breached EU law. The case involved an EU directive that required veterinary medicinal products to be packaged [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday declined to hear the Catholic Church’s appeal against a suit for damages brought by victims of sexual abuse at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s Newfoundland. The decision brings finality to the 21-year-long litigation by former students who had suffered sexual abuse by five Brothers from the [...]

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The UK Supreme Court ruled Friday that businesses can receive insurance payouts for losses sustained due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The public health measures mandated by the UK government amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in heavy financial losses to businesses around the country.  Such losses owing to COVID-19 resulted in business owners to make claims on [...]

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The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to make arrests and file charges in relation to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by pro-Trump rioters. Acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen attended a briefing Thurday at the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center, where he was brought up [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Thursday expressed concern over the humanitarian conditions in Tigray, Ethiopia and its impact on civilians, particularly Eritrean refugees living in the four Tigray camps. He said he continues to receive reliable reports and first-hand accounts of the ongoing insecurity in the region and “grave and [...]

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The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday released a list of nine Chinese companies with alleged links to the Chinese military to be blacklisted under section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999. The Department said in a press release: The Department is determined to highlight and counter the People’s [...]

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