Legal news from Saturday, January 31, 2009
14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday reversed [opinion, PDF] and remanded a lower court ruling, reviving two lawsuits brought by Nigerian families against Pfizer [corporate website]. The consolidated lawsuits allege that Pfizer violated international law when it administered an experimental antibiotic to [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Four human rights groups sent a letter [text] Friday urging US President Barack Obama [official website] to permit them full access to the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detention center to assess the conditions and report on possible recommendations for changing US detention policies. The four groups, Human Rights [read more]

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