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France top court approves stripping nationality of convicted Franco-Moroccan terrorist
January 23, 2015
France's top court, the Conseil Constitutionnel on Friday upheld a decision from 2013 to strip Franco-Moroccan terrorist Ahmed Sahnouni el-Yaacoubi of his French nationality following a conviction for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts. Sahnouni, a naturalized citizen since 2003, appealed to the Co....... [more]

Supreme Court rules tacking together of trademarks an issue for jury
January 21, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et. al. that whether two trademarks may be tacked together for purposes of determining priority is a question for the jury, not the court. The court stated that arguments made by petitioner in support of the view that....... [more]

Supreme Court rules on consolidated appeals
January 21, 2015
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Gelboim v. Bank of American Corp. to reverse the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The court's ruling states, "The order dismissing case in its entirety removed Gelboim and Zacher from the consolidated proceeding, thereby....... [more]

Amnesty releases satellite images of Nigeria attacks
January 15, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) released satellite images Thursday that allegedly show the destruction of more than 3,700 buildings in the Nigerian towns of Baga and Doron Baga. The Nigerian government claims the death toll from these attacks, carried out by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, is around....... [more]

EU legal advisor supports ECB's bond purchase plan
January 14, 2015
EU Advocate General Cruz Villalon on Wednesday gave legal support to the European Central Bank (ECB) plan to purchase government bonds as an attempt to remedy the financial crisis in the Eurozone. The Outright Monetary Transactions program sets economic standards for selecting which states qualify f....... [more]

Supreme Court upholds bank robber's conviction
January 13, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously affirmed the conviction of a bank robber for violating the forced accompaniment provision of the Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes section of the US Code, 18 USC 2113(e). An individual is subject to enhanced penalties under 2113(e) when one "forc....... [more]

US city files suit against Brazil's Petrobras for securities fraud
December 28, 2014
The City of Providence, Rhode Island filed a class action suit against Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges Petrobras engaged in a fraudulent scheme to inflate the value of the company's net incom....... [more]

Supreme Court adds 4 cases to docket
December 12, 2014
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Friday in four cases. In Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank the court will decide whether an order denying confirmation of a bankruptcy plan is appealable. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. In Kimble v....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on appeals, railroad tax
December 9, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation the court heard arguments on whether and in what circumstances the dismissal of an action that has been consolidated with other suits is immediately appealable. The US Court of Appeals for the S....... [more]

Stolen Asset Recovery: The Case of Ukraine
December 2, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A ye....... [more]

Tanzania parliament votes on PM resignation amid corruption scandal
November 30, 2014
Tanzania's parliament voted on Saturday to dismiss senior officials, including the attorney general and the minister of energy, following a report released earlier this week implicating public officials in a scandal involving fraudulent payments of public funds. Officials have also called for the re....... [more]




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