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Legal news from Thursday, September 17, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a fine Thursday against Italy in the amount of €30 million for failing to recover millions of euros that were improperly granted to hundreds of companies in the form of social security aid. A court ruling in 2011 issued an order to recover the aid, …

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by Ashley Hogan

The new Constitution of Nepal was approved by the Constituent Assembly of Nepal on Wednesday after years of debate. The original 2010 completion date was repeatedly delayed due to international and domestic criticism for failures to protect fundamental rights. Despite continued minority protests against the final draft, the approval of the …

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by Emelina Perez

Bangladesh's High Court on Thursday ordered prime minister Khaleda Zia to face trial on charges of embezzling money from two corruption cases between 2001 and 2006. Fifteen other defendants are also accused along with Zia of losing over USD $20 million of government funds. Zia was granted bail in April after surrendering to the court …

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by Alexandra Farone

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was indicted Thursday for forgery, complicity in tax evasion and money laundering. Four others were also indicted in the case, which will be sent to the High Court of Cassation and Justice. Ponta was originally charged in July and resigned from his …

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by Alexandra Farone

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution Wednesday for Richard Eugene Glossip, hours before he was scheduled for lethal injection. Glossip has always maintained his innocence and requested the emergency stay as well as a motion for an evidentiary hearing due to alleged new evidence that another inmate convicted …

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by Matt Belenky

A pair of UN officials on Tuesday condemned the "virtual silence" with regards to the increasing impact on civilians of the escalating conflict in Yemen. On Monday the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein communicated to the UN Human Rights Council that his office has discovered that there are nearly 2,000 …

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by Matt Belenky

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge should not have expanded a class action suit of bondholders suing Argentina. District Judge Thomas Griesa had been overseeing litigation related to Argentina's sovereign debt default from roughly 14 years ago. The appeals court noted it was the fourth …

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