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Legal news from Monday, December 12, 2016
by William Theisen

The US Supreme Court denied review of two class action lawsuit settlements Monday related to concussion injuries suffered by players in the National Football League. The $1 billion settlement between the NFL and more than 20,000 retired players has been challenged by some of those players in two different suits, Armstrong vs. National Football …

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by Miracle Jones

Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission on Sunday announced that a referendum to give the government more power has passed. The referendum gives more control to the prime minister by bestowing the ability to dismiss cabinet members without the advice or consent of the president. President Almazbek Atambayev sponsored the referendum and …

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by Miracle Jones

The UK government said Monday it will use its terrorism laws to ban a neo-Nazi group, marking the first time such a step has been taken. The move would make it a crime to be a member of, wear insignia, or work with the National Action as it would fall under the umbrella of …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Shaw v. United States that a defendant's argument that he should not be convicted of bank fraud because because he only intended to cheat a bank depositor is unpersuasive. Lawrence Shaw illegally drained another person's bank account but claimed on appeal that because he did not …

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