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Legal news from Tuesday, March 22, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri on whether state and local government employees may sue their employers for retaliation under the Petition Clause of the First Amendment when they petition the government on matters …

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by John Paul Putney

Germany prosecutors called Tuesday for a six-year sentence in the trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of having helped to murder 27,900 Jews at the Sobibor death camp during his time as a guard there. The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, now 90 years old, was allegedly among Soviet prisoners-of-war recruited to work at the death camps by …

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by Ashley Hileman

The San Francisco Superior Court notified parties Monday of a ruling that acts to delay the implementation of a cap-and-trade program by requiring California's Air Resources Board (ARB) to further analyze alternatives. While the court's Friday decision does not officially preclude the ARB from adopting or implementing the program in the future, it could delay …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-2 in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. that the language "filed any complaint" of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) refers to both oral and written complaints. Kasten brought an anti-retaliation suit against the respondent under the …

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by Sarah Posner

Ukrainian state prosecutors announced a criminal investigation Tuesday against former president Leonid Kuchma for his alleged involvement in the 2000 murder of opposition journalist Heorhiy Gongadze. The criminal investigation is based on Kuchma's suspected abuse of power and illegal orders, which led to the journalist's murder. Gongadze was an outspoken critic of Kuchma, who was …

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by Zach Zagger

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a shareholder class action suit can continue against Matrixx Initiatives, the maker of Zicam Cold Remedy, for failure to disclose harmful side effects that were not statistically significant. The shareholders alleged that Matrixx failed to disclose reports of a possible link between …

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by Matt Glenn

The Tel Aviv District Court sentenced former Israeli president Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting three women. The court convicted Katsav in December, finding that he had assaulted a female employee of the Department of Tourism during his time as minister and two …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

A Berlin high court has ruled that Google's Street View mapping service is legal in Germany. Last year, a woman sued Google alleging that photos posted on Google Street View of the woman, her family and the front of her house violated her property and privacy rights. …

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