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30 Dec 2013

Following the Wright brothers' successful first flight in 1903, business took to the skies. Some early companies, such as All American Aviation, provided mail courier service for specific regions of the US. All American Aviation, which would later become US Airways, was founded in 1939 as a courier service for … [read more]

Legal News
14 Aug 2013
by Endia Vereen

[JURIST] Antitrust officials for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] seeking to block the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corporation [corporate websites]. The … [read more]

Legal News
16 Apr 2013
by Blake Lynch

[JURIST] UK-based rights group Privacy International [advocacy website] said Tuesday that it is suing the British government for refusing to divulge information concerning surveillance equipment sold by Gamma International [corporate website]. Gamma International is a software company whose FinFinisher software [official website] has been used in 25 countries including Bahrain. … [read more]

Professional Commentary
17 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist George Kegoro of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the results of the 2013 presidential election in Kenya are unavoidably marred by technological failures and the shortcomings of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions...Now that Kenya has completed the general elections for 2013, which ended with … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A Kenyan court on Wednesday lifted the ban on a group that campaigns for the independence of a coastal strip surrounding the city of Mombasa. The three judges for the country's High Court [official website] held [Reuters report] that there is no evidence demonstrating the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) … [read more]

Academic Commentary
25 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Valentina Azarov of the Al-Quds Bards College, Al-Quds University says that Israel's actions in the Palestinian territories violate international law, specifically in regards to the illegal construction of settlements. She also argues that third-party states should seek to enforce international norms in their legal relationships with Israel...In … [read more]

Legal News
3 Mar 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) [official website] is liable to a number of Louisiana property owners for its inadequate work on a shipping channel that caused billions of dollars in … [read more]

Legal News
15 Oct 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday rejected [opinion text, PDF] a request [complaint, PDF] by Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center (MRC) [advocacy websites] for documents pertaining to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement with the Patient Protection … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jun 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman [BBC profile], the chief judge in the Saddam Hussein trial [JURIST news archive], told the courtroom Tuesday that this would be the last day the court would hear defense witnesses, fostering speculation that the trial will end soon. Abdel-Rahman cut off defense witnesses despite complaints by … [read more]

Legal News
5 Apr 2006
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] A New Jersey state court jury on Wednesday rendered a split verdict after two days of deliberations in a joint trial [JURIST report] that pitted two state residents who took the painkiller Vioxx [Merck Vioxx Information Center website; JURIST news archive] against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck [corporate website]. … [read more]

Legal News
6 Mar 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Opening statements began Monday in the second New Jersey state trial against New Jersey-based Merck [corporate website] over their distribution of the painkiller Vioxx [Merck Vioxx Information Center website; JURIST news archive]. Although a New Jersey jury found Merck not liable [JURIST report] in a separate trial last year, … [read more]

Legal News
17 Feb 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a federal jury has cleared Merck [corporate website] of responsibility in the death of a Florida man who had taken the popular painkiller Vioxx [JURIST news archive]. The painkiller was recalled in 2004 after clinical tests showed that patients who use the drug for more … [read more]

Legal News
23 Aug 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] Jailed Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST news archives, defense website], announced in a statement [text] Tuesday that he will go on a hunger strike in support of his jailed business partner, Platon Lebedev. Lebedev was placed in an isolation cell after refusing to take his required daily walk. … [read more]

Legal News
21 Jul 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] An official for the UN Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo [official website] accused neighboring Uganda on Thursday of harboring Congolese guerrilla fighters and violating a UN Security Council resolution [UN press release]. Uganda denied allegations that Congolese rebels were using their land to build a new political … [read more]

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