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Legal news from Wednesday, May 27, 2015
by Steven Wildberger

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the injunction against President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration should remain in effect pending appeal. Many of the initiatives, which would have provided relief from deportation to more than 4 million undocumented immigrants, were set to begin this month. …

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by Matt Belenky

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif that bankruptcy judges have the power to make final judgments in certain legal disputes. In so ruling the Supreme Court reversed and remanded an appellate court decision finding that the bankruptcy court did not have the required constitutional authority to …

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by Matt Belenky

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday announced a settlement with the Cleveland police department, which has agreed to adopt stringent standards over how and when its officers can use force. The results of a DOJ investigation announced in December found a pattern of "unreasonable and unnecessary use of force." …

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by Valerie Howell

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing called Tuesday on the Serbian government to take immediate action to improve the current housing crisis that has left many Serbian citizens without adequate housing. While Serbia boasts a high rate of homeownership due to the privatization and sale of public housing stock in the …

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by Valerie Howell

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Commil USA, LLC., v. Cisco Systems, Inc. that a "good faith" belief of a patent's invalidity is not a defense to a claim of induced patent infringement under 35 USC §271(b). Commil USA, which holds a patent for technology that allows wireless devices to move …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) [18 USC § 3287] applies only to criminal offenses, and that its first-to-file bars claims related to others already filed only as long as the …

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