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Legal News
26 Jun 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] voted 286-138 [roll call] to approve a trade law that provides assistance to workers who lose their jobs to international trade and renews President Barack Obama's authority to negotiate trade deals on behalf of the country. It also establishes programs to increase … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] South Korea and China on Monday signed a bilateral free trade agreement that will eliminate most tariffs between the two countries over the next two decades. After approximately three years of negotiations, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and South Korean Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick [official profiles] signed the agreement … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Comptroller v. Wynne [SCOTUSblog materials] that Maryland's personal income tax scheme violates the dormant Commerce Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder]. The question before the court was whether the US Constitution prohibits a state from taxing all the income of … [read more]


Legal News
3 Feb 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment] Tuesday that the methodology used by British courts to determine whether to mitigate whole-life sentences does not violate Article 3 [text] of the European Convention on Human Rights, which bars inhuman and degrading treatment. Arthur Hutchinson was seeking … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jul 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the European Commission [official website] is not being sufficiently transparent regarding negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) [policy website]. The TTIP aims to remove trade barriers between the EU and … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper [official website; JURIST news archive] announced [press release] on Friday that Canada and the EU have reached an agreement in principle on a comprehensive free trade agreement. The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) [official website] has been in negotiations since 2009. The … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Thursday held [opinion, PDF] that the International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] erred in finding that Motorola Mobility, a branch of Google did not infringe a Microsoft [corporate websites] graphical interface patent. Microsoft originally filed a complaint … [read more]


Legal News
19 Dec 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] ruled on Tuesday that Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google may not assert a patent claim against Apple [corporate websites] regarding a sensor that prevents phone users from dialing the wrong number on touchscreens. Motorola Mobility filed a … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] a request by Apple Inc. to permanently enjoin sales of Samsung [corporate website] smartphones. US District Judge Lucy Koh concluded that Apple had not presented sufficient evidence to show … [read more]


Legal News
14 Dec 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the District of Delaware [official website] found Thursday that Apple Inc. infringed on patents held by MobileMedia Ideas LLC [corporate websites]. The three patents at issue [Bloomberg report] in the case relate to the camera phone, call handling and call rejecting. … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas [official website] on Wednesday ordered Apple [corporate website] to pay $368.2 million to a technology licensing company for infringing four patents related to private-network technology. In particular, the jury found that Apple's FaceTime [product backgrounder] function, … [read more]


Professional Commentary
31 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, says that the Supreme Court must alter its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and adopt a new test to determine when an impermissible "search" has occurred...Paired for argument with another drug-sniffing dog case this week, Florida v. Jardines … [read more]


Legal News
25 Oct 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] on Wednesday declared in a preliminary ruling [text, PDF] that Samsung [corporate website] violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 [text; ITC backgrounder] when it infringed four intellectual property patents held by Apple [corporate website]. The … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] ruled [judgment] Tuesday that England and Wales' indeterminate sentences for protection of the public (IPP) [BBC backgrounder] without the means for inmates to prove their rehabilitation are arbitrary and unlawful. The IPP requires an inmate to demonstrate to the Parole Board … [read more]


Legal News
22 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The World Trade Organization (WTO) [official website] admitted the Russian Federation [press release] as its 156th member on Wednesday, bringing to a close accession negotiations that began in June 1993. The lower house of the Russian parliament ratified [JURIST report] the WTO accession package protocol [WTO materials] in July, … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A rights group in South Korea [JURIST news archive] on Monday announced its intent to appeal to the UN over the alleged torture of Seoul activist Kim Young-hwan during his time detained in China after helping North Korean refugees there. The Committee for the Release of Kim Young-hwan is … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US International Trade Commission (USITC) [official website] on Friday upheld a ruling [notice of determination; PDF] by its administrative law judge (ALJ) that Apple and Research in Motion (RIM) did not illegitimately use digital image preview technology patented by Eastman Kodak [corporate websites]. Kodak had appealed earlier USITC … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Thursday ruled [judgment] that a tariff imposed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that allow media downloads is a violation of the technological neutrality. The court held that in passing the Copyright Act [text] the Parliament did not intend to treat online … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The State Duma [official website, in Russian], the lower house of the Russian parliament, on Tuesday ratified the World Trade Organization (WTO) [official website] accession package protocol [WTO materials], clearing the way for Russia's membership in the global trading system. Despite stiff opposition, the ruling United Russia [official website, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Russia's Constitutional Court [official website, in Russian] on Monday ruled that the World Trade Organization (WTO) [official website] accession package protocol [WTO materials] for membership does not offend the Russian Constitution. The court's unanimous decision quashed the challenge brought by a group of 131 opposition lawmakers [RIA Novosti report] … [read more]

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