Legal news from Saturday, March 3, 2012
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] The UN International Commission of Inquiry on Libya submitted its findings [report, PDF] on Friday, reporting that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed by both sides of the recent Libyan conflict [JURIST backgrounder]. Established in February 2011 by an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] on Friday announced an estimated $7.8 billion class action settlement [press release] to resolve the majority of claims [materials] filed by individual and business plaintiffs after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The proposed settlement comprises two separate agreements [read more]

12:03 EDT

[JURIST] Egypt has appointed new judges to hear the trial of 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers just days after six Americans among those charged left the country after a nearly $5 million bail was paid by the US government. The suspects, including 16 Americans and 27 other foreigners and Egyptians, [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) [official website] is liable to a number of Louisiana property owners for its inadequate work on a shipping channel that caused billions of dollars in [read more]

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