Legal news from Tuesday, September 16, 2008
12:09 EDT

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled [judgment text; press release, PDF] Tuesday that a drug company refusing to meet "ordinary" orders for medicine as a means of thwarting parallel exports abuses its market position. The decision comes in connection with a lawsuit filed by Greek drug wholesalers against [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Patricia O’Brien [appointment release] has found that prison overcrowding in countries with UN peacekeeping missions threatens the success of those missions, the UN Press Centre reported [text] Monday. O'Brien made the remarks at a UN Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO) [official website] meeting, and blamed [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) [official website] has admitted the unlawful abuse of nine Iraqi detainees, solicitors for the detainees announced [press release] Tuesday. As part of the settlement, the detainees are to receive damages [Independent report] of as much as £1 million (US $1.79 million). While acknowledging [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Members of the US Congress spoke out about regulatory changes and investigations following a stock market drop propelled by Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the sale of Merrill Lynch [AP report] on Monday. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reiterated [press release] plans for a [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The 2007 Crime in the US (CIUS) report [materials; report summary] released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website] indicates that the level of violent crime in the US dropped by 0.7 percent between 2006 and 2007. The drop follows two years of increasing rates of [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Attorneys for former US Army researcher Dr. Steven Hatfill [Washington Post profile] have filed a motion [PDF text] seeking to dismiss an appeal by former USA Today reporter Toni Locy [academic profile; JURIST news archive] challenging her contempt order for refusing to disclose sources for articles about the 2001 [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Senegalese publisher El Malick Seck is appealing a court ruling which sentenced him to three years in prison and closed his newspaper for three months as punishment for printing an article accusing Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade [BBC profile] and his son of money laundering, according to a defense lawyer. [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Officials from the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) [official website] released a draft resolution [text; press release] Monday praising Serbia for the reforms it has made since joining the Council of Europe (COE) in 2003 but stressing that the country still has work to [read more]

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