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Legal news from Saturday, July 9, 2011
by Daniel Makosky

An Italian appeals court on Saturday ordered Fininvest, a holding company owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, to pay 560 million euros (USD 801 million) in damages and fees to Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR) Group. The ruling represents a reduction from the 750 million …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday charged three Somali pirates with 26 counts for acts of piracy in the hijacking of a US vessel that resulted in the deaths of four US citizens. If convicted, the men could face death sentences for a majority of the counts, which …

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by Andrea Bottorff

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday criticized the US execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia a day earlier, saying that the sentence violated international law. Pillay said that the US denied consular access to Leal Garcia, which was his right under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on …

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