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Legal news from Sunday, November 16, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

The Iraqi cabinet voted Sunday in an emergency session to approve a final draft of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the US and Iraq. The SOFA, which determines the relationship between Iraqi, American and Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I) forces in the country, requires US and MNF-I forces to exit Iraqi cities by June …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that tribal sovereign immunity applies to lawsuits brought in federal court dealing with the profit-making businesses of Indian tribes. In Cook v. Avi Casino Enterprises, Christopher Cook filed suit against Avi Casino Enterprises (ACE), a tribal corporation, and its employees after …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Sunday that settlers in a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron have three days to evacuate or else face eviction. The four-story home, called the House of Peace (Beit HaShalom) by Jewish settlers, was originally occupied by a group of 150 …

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