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Legal news from Monday, December 19, 2016
by Jonathan Niznansky

Police killings in India continue to go unpunished, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report Monday. Citing India's National Crime Records Bureau, the report states that 591 people died in police custody in the five years between 2010 and 2015. The vast majority of such deaths are recorded as suicide, illness or natural causes, …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Christine Lagarde, current head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was found negligent by a special French court Monday in her handling of a long-running fraud case involving a USD $400 million payment to French businessman and Nicolas Sarkozy supporter Bernard Tapie during her time as France's finance minister. Lagarde will not be fined or imprisoned as a …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Apple on Monday launched a legal challenge to a $14 billion tax penalty that the EU has levied against the company. The EU claimed in August that Apple took advantage of illegal state aid from Ireland, where Apple has its European Headquarters, and ordered the company to repay up to 13 billion euros. Apple claims it …

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