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Legal news from Saturday, November 24, 2012
by Daniel Mullen

Judge Portley of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state legislature can transfer funds from the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) to the state's general fund. The ICA was established under Arizona's Workers' Compensation Act to administer the State Compensation Fund, created to pay compensation benefits to injured …

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by Cynthia Miley

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on Friday charged Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, former head of the Russia Defense Ministry's property department, with fraud, claiming that she stole over 360 million rubles ($11 million) in a real estate scheme. Vasilyeva is currently under house arrest and her request for bail was dismissed, although her …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday voiced its concern for Congolese civilians displaced by continued fighting in North Kivu. The UNHCR and its affiliates typically oversee 31 refugee camps hosting over 108,000 people in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but fighting …

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