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Legal news from Wednesday, April 22, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture over a government program that requires California raisin farmers to turn over a portion of their crop. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin Marketing Order require raisin growers to turn over a percentage …

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by Taylor Gillan

The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that time limits under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) [28 USC § 2401(b)] are subject to equitable tolling. In a 5-4 vote in United States v. June and United States v. Wong, the justices ruled that the deadline for filing suit against the federal …

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by Taylor Gillan

Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday approved two measures that, if signed into law, will require state abortion clinics to be licensed as surgical centers and require women to wait 48 hours after receiving counseling before being able to get an abortion. The measures have been sent to Republican Governor Bill Haslam, who is expected to sign …

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by Peter Snyder

The European Commission on Wednesday issued a Statement of Objection to Gazprom accusing the Russian gas giant of abusing its position as the dominant source of gas in Central and Eastern European in breach of EU anti-trust rules. According to the Commission, "Gazprom is the dominant gas supplier in a number …

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by Peter Snyder

The EU General Court on Wednesday upheld sanctions placed on individuals and companies in Zimbabwe. The action, brought in 2012 by Zimbabwe's Attorney-General Johannes Tomana and 120 other individuals, challenged sanctions first imposed in 2002 as a result of the EU's concerns regarding pre-election violence and "serious infringements of human rights" committed by the government of …

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