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Legal news from Tuesday, September 27, 2016
by Miracle Jones

Wells Fargo shareholders on Monday filed suit against the banking conglomerate over their allegedly deceptive sales practices. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the Wells Fargo organization violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by engaging in misleading and incorrect information regarding …

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by Miracle Jones

The Federal Police of Brazil on Monday arrested former finance minister Antonio Palocci in connection with an ongoing corruption probe. The former minister is accused of being involved with a host of other government officials who worked under the administrations of former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff [BBC …

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by Ashley Hogan

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace agreement on Monday that ends a more than 50-year conflict. The agreement was finalized in August after four years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba. Witnesses to the signing included UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US secretary of state John Kerry, as well …

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by Ashley Hogan

The National Assembly of Pakistan on Monday approved a bill that allows the Hindu community to legally register their marriages. Rights groups applauded the passing of the Hindu marriage bill as it will lead to greater protection for female members of the minority Hindu community who will now be able to provide proof …

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by Taylor Isaac

The FBI on Monday reported an increase in violent crime during 2015 and decrease in property crimes. Crime in the United States, 2015 revealed the first increase in violent crime in recent years, although property crimes have been declining each year for over a decade. While the report showed a 3.9 percent rise in …

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by Alexandra Farone

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that American Express (Amex) can enforce rules that ban merchants accepting its credit cards from directing customers to its competitors' cards. The court reversed a lower court's determination that Amex's agreements with merchants impermissibly restrained trade in violation of antitrust laws. The …

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by Alexandra Farone

UN human rights expert Dubravka Šimonović called Monday for women to participate in a new peace process between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Šimonović suggested that reducing violence against women and supporting gender equality will assist in achieving peace in the region. Her comments were made at the end of her first official …

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