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Legal news from Sunday, September 25, 2016
by Mark Casper

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso, embraced the country's new constitution on Saturday before the UN General Assembly, which he said will improve political, economic and social governance. The new constitution, which Gakosso said was "more adapted to the requirements of the rule of law in its most commonly …

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by Emelina Perez

Attacks in Aleppo, Syria's capital, were called a "breach of international humanitarian law" in a joint statement by EU officials on Saturday. The EU is urging countries with influence on the parties to encourage negotiations to cease the attacks and allow humanitarian aid to victims in need. Suffering in Aleppo has become worse in the last 48 hours, according …

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by Mark Casper

The Brazil Supreme Court approved a motion by prosecutors to open a preliminary investigation into accusations from Sergio Machado, former Transpetro head, that president Michel Temer sought illegal campaign donations in 2012. It was revealed by the Supreme Court in June that portions of Machado's plea bargain testimony allege that Temer requested contribution from an engineering group in …

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by Emelina Perez

Two former employees of Wells Fargo filed a class action lawsuit on Thursday on behalf of employees whom they claim were penalized over the last 10 years for following the rules and not meeting sales quotas. The lawsuit seeks $2.6 billion in damages or possibly more for allegations that include wrongful termination, unlawful business practices and …

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