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Legal News
2 days ago
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) [official websites] released a statement [text] Monday indicating that Cyprus has made significant strides toward economic recovery, and must continue to make reforms in order to achieve full recovery. Following a meeting to review progress on Cyprus' March 2013 … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jul 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] US regulators on Tuesday ordered [text, PDF] Citigroup [corporate website] to refund $700 million to nine million credit card customers, along with a $70 million fine for illegal and deceptive practices.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) [agency website] ordered the bank and its subsidiaries to refund its customers [CFPB … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The German parliament on Friday voted to move forward with negotiations for a Greek bailout. Urged by Chancellor Angela Merkel [official website] to support the bailout, 439 legislators voted in favor [NYT report] of the negotiations with 119 voting against and 40 abstaining. While some doubted [The Local report] … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The UN International Commission Against Impunity [official website, in Spanish] reported [report, in Spanish] that approximately a quarter of the money used for Guatemalan political campaigns is from criminal groups. The main criminal group being drug traffickers. The report also indicated that government contractors themselves contribute to more than … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday issued a court order [text, PDF] ending an investigation into the 2012 campaign of Governor Scott Walker [official website].The investigation, which was initiated by Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm [official profile], was probing whether the recall campaign had illegally coordinated … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday passed a bill [materials] to revamp the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act [materials]. The bill comes as part of an effort to overhaul the old law and give more flexibility to states in setting their own standards for student and … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jul 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday upheld [opinion, PDF] a 75-year-long policy prohibiting individuals, corporations or firms working under federal contracts from contributing to the campaigns of federal candidates, parties and committees. Plaintiffs in the case, three individuals who have … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Jun 2015
by Adam Al-Sarraf of US Department of Commerce

JURIST Guest Columnist Adam Al-Sarraf, International Program Specialist at the United States Department of Commerce, discusses Iraq's new commercial court... Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the US Department of … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday ruled in favor of tight regulations pointed at the for-profit college industry. The court ruled that the Education Department [official website] has the right to demand that schools show that their graduates are financially dependent enough … [read more]


Professional Commentary
2 Jun 2015
by Ibrahim Fares of

JURIST Guest Columnist Ibrahim Fares discusses the challenges surrounding the adoption of the Secured Transaction Draft Law in Palestine...Recently the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of World Bank Group, finished the final draft of the Secured Transaction Draft Law (STL) in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy … [read more]


Legal News
14 May 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova [official website], continued [press release] her campaign against the looting and destruction of archaeological sites in the Middle East at a conference in Cairo on Wednesday and condemned the destructive act as a "war crime." She declared the action a "tactic of war" and … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] Nineteen eurozone creditors held a meeting in Latvia on Friday to demand the completion of the economic reform program agreed to by Greece necessary to avoiding a Grecian default or exit from the euro. An agreement [JURIST report] between Greece and the creditors in February set an end-of-April deadline … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The European Central Bank (ECB) [official website] on Friday released an opinion [text, PDF] on Greece's draft law prohibiting the foreclosure of primary residences. Under the draft law, banks are prohibited from auctioning primary residences valued at less than €300,000 (USD $317,580), provided that borrowers meet certain total wealth … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Apr 2015
by Sam Kamin of University of Denver Sturm College of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Sam Kamin of University of Denver Sturm College of Law evaluates the success of the marijuana suits brought by private businesses in recent months and argues that possible RICO suits will face obstacles due to the difficulty of showing actual damages from marijuana businesses...Colorado has been the … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in two bankruptcy cases. In Harris v. Viegelahn [transcript, PDF] the court must decide "whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Greece's Hellenic Parliament [official website] passed an anti-poverty bill on Thursday, despite requests from international creditors to hold off on the vote until they had time to assess its budgetary impact. The anti-poverty bill is the first law passed since the leftist government was elected in January. The majority … [read more]


Legal News
6 Mar 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Germany's lower house of parliament [official website] passed legislation on Friday requiring large companies to allocate 30 percent of non-executive board seats to women, after a survey found that women remain grossly under represented in big business. The survey found that the chief executives of Germany's largest 30 firms … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority [official websites] liable Monday for the terrorist attacks that took place in Israel between 2002-2004 and killed 33 people, including Americans. The jury … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2015
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday to extend Greece's financial rescue by four months, though the deal will not be ratified until next week after the list of reforms, including all the policy measures the government plans to take during the remainder of the bailout period, are approved. … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood [official website] asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday to allow the state to enforce an abortion law [HB 1390 text, PDF] that was declared unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] in … [read more]

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