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South Korea court strikes down adultery ban
February 26, 2015
The Supreme Court of South Korea on Thursday decriminalized extramarital affairs. The 7-2 decision held as unconstitutional a 1953 law that made marital infidelity punishable by jail. South Korea was one of only three Asian countries to criminally ban adultery, and the law was presented to the court....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Google antitrust suit
February 22, 2015
A federal judge for the Northern District of California on Friday dismissed a class action suit against Google for allegedly monopolizing search engines in Android phones. The plaintiffs in the case were two customers who purchased Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and sought to represent a class of Andr....... [more]

Federal judge rules American Express violated antitrust laws
February 20, 2015
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York decided on Thursday that American Express' practice of barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. All credit and debit cards companies r....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Ohio death row inmates' lethal injection lawsuit
February 20, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday dismissed a claim filed by four death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of an Ohio law that provides confidentiality for companies that supply lethal injection drugs. The inmates claimed that House Bill 663 vi....... [more]

Ohio high court holds local ordinances preempted by state oil and gas regulations
February 17, 2015
The Supreme Court of Ohio on Tuesday ruled in a 4-3 decision that local drilling and zoning regulations are preempted by state laws governing oil and gas drilling activities. In 2011 Beck Energy Corporation obtained a permit from the Ohio Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ODNR) in or....... [more]

China to prosecute top parliamentary official for graft
February 16, 2015
Chinese officials said Monday that they will prosecute former vice-chairman of the country's top parliamentary advisory body Su Rong for graft, including taking bribes and selling ranks and titles. Su Rong was one of the 23 vice-chairmen of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference unti....... [more]

Amnesty: Canadian and Chinese companies profiting from Myanmar mining abuses
February 11, 2015
Canadian and Chinese mining companies are profiting from Myanmar's Monywa copper mining complex, which is linked to serious human rights abuse, Amnesty International (AI) said Tuesday in a new report. The 162-page report, entitled "Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Min....... [more]

HRW: labor abuse in UAE despite reforms
February 10, 2015
Labor abuses persist in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite attempts at reform, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. The report details the exploitation of migrant workers building a high-profile cultural complex in the UAE that includes branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim museums. In....... [more]

UK court rejects Iranian company's request to block EU sanctions
February 9, 2015
The London High Court on Friday rejected a request for an injunction by Iran's main oil tanker firm, NITC, which the company had sought to block the re-imposition of sanctions by the EU. High Court Judge Nicholas Green gave his reasoning for rejecting NITC's request at a hearing on Monday. NITC is....... [more]

Arizona sheriff deputies to receive body cameras
February 7, 2015
Self-defense products company TASER International Inc. on Friday announced that Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be receiving an order of cameras which will be worn by officers to record their actions in the field. Under the sales agreement, TASER will deliver 700 body cameras, costing an estim....... [more]

DOJ announces $1.375 billion settlement with S&P
February 3, 2015
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that, after two years of litigation, Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Monday reached an agreement to settle a series of lawsuits for $1.375 billion. The lawsuits accuse the credit rating firm of defrauding investors and sending out inaccurate ra....... [more]




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