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Legal news from Sunday, January 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos spoke on behalf of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and encouraged the world on Sunday to do more to aid the besieged communities in Syria. According to Amos, violence in the country has affected more …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule on seven cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, the court will consider whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002. The subpoenas were served in …

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by Bradley McAllister

Former Israeli Prime Minister and military leader, Ariel Sharon, was pronounced dead on Saturday at the age of 85. Sharon suffered a major stroke in January of 2006, which placed him in a coma for the remainder of his life and resulted in a declaration of official incapacitation while he was serving as …

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