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Legal news from Thursday, September 10, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that time spent traveling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time. The ruling addressed a legal dispute brought by workers responsible for installing security systems for the Madrid based company Tyco. …

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by Emelina Perez

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday unveiled a new policy for white-collar crimes, which targets individuals accused of crimes instead of the companies. The guidelines were sent to all US Attorneys effective immediately. Previously, the DOJ made a priority of targeting corporations because it allowed larger financial recovery. Companies will …

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by Ashley Hogan

The Judicial Council of Ghana on Wednesday announced the suspension of 22 judges and magistrates on suspicion of corruption. The charges are based on video footage collected in a nationwide investigation conducted by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the leading journalist on uncovering corruption in the judiciary. The footage showed more than 180 judges and judicial staff …

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by Emelina Perez

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ruled that Republican members of the House of Representatives have standing to sue the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Treasury regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Secretaries asked the court …

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by Alexandra Farone

Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor on Thursday indicted eight former policemen suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The suspects are charged with war crimes for participating in the killing of civilians in a Kravica warehouse, where the victims were placed in the structure and …

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by Alexandra Farone

Rights Watch (UK) commenced a legal proceeding against the government on Tuesday, seeking the publication of legal advice the government claims provided justification for a Syrian drone strike that killed three, including two British citizens. Director of Rights Watch (UK) Yasmine Ahmen commented that there is currently insufficient public information to know if the drone …

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