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Legal news from Monday, June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

A Russian court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Rustam Makhmudov was convicted last month of pulling the trigger, and his uncle, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, was convicted of organizing the murder on behalf of an unknown party. Both men received life sentences …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger that the discovery rule set forth in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preempt a state's law limiting the time to seek remedies. The case arose after North Carolina landowners filed a claim against CTS …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison that when a bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to enter a final judgment, the bankruptcy court can still issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to be reviewed de novo by the district court. In Stern v. Marshall …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio that a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) does not automatically grant relief to all aliens who qualify as "child" derivative beneficiaries at the time a visa petition is filed but age out of qualification by the …

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