April 2, 2008
by James M Yoch Jr
European Union Advocate General Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo on Monday advised the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has engaged in abusive practices that contravene EU antitrust laws in connection with a lawsuit filed by Greek drug wholesalers against GSK. The ...[read more]
March 18, 2008
by James M Yoch Jr
Beleaguered investment bank Bear Stearns was hit with two major lawsuits Monday in the wake of its announced acquisition by JPMorgan Chase. The first suit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleged that some of the company's officers and directors- including C... ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday filed a complaint accusing former Refco Inc. CEO Phillip R. Bennett of committing civil fraud in connection with allegations that he reported false information about the futures trader's financial health. The civil fraud charges follow B... ...[read more]
February 12, 2008
by James M Yoch Jr
The Wayne County Employees' Retirement System (WCERS) on Monday filed a complaint in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging the decision of the Yahoo! board of directors to repudiate an unsolicited takeover offer made February 1 by Microsoft for the Internet giant. Microsoft's takeover... ...[read more]
January 30, 2008
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a controversial trial court judgment in favor of a plaintiff class of cattle ranchers claiming that defendant meat-packing companies underpaid them based on erroneous price data provided by the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). The ...[read more]
November 27, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday ruled that Belgian police violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights by searching the home and office of German journalist Hans Martin Tillack in 2004 after he reported on allegations of fraud in the European Union (EU). The ...[read more]
November 27, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
Iraq will join the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and become a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), according to a Monday statement from the office of Iraqi President Jalal Talibani. According to the statement, the Presidency Council of Iraq Monday agreed... ...[read more]
November 27, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The Iranian Supreme Court has ordered a new probe in the case of murdered Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi on an appeal of a lower court order that the case be reopened, a representative of the court said Tuesday. Kazemi died under suspicious circumstances in 2003 while under the ...[read more]
November 20, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
A UK judge Tuesday sentenced Manfo Kwaku Asiedu to 33 years' imprisonment for his role in the July 21, 2005 failed bomb attacks on London's transit systems. Earlier this month, Asiedu pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to cause explosions and the prosecution agreed to drop the charge... ...[read more]
November 20, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The Japanese government on Tuesday began fingerprinting and photographing foreign visitors, pursuant to an anti-terror bill that was approved by Japan's upper house of parliament in May. If the government determines that a visitor poses a terrorist threat or if they refuse to comply with the id... ...[read more]

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