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Legal news from Wednesday, June 21, 2017
by Autumn Callan

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit against three of the largest opioid manufacturers on Wednesday. Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and units of Endo International Plc. are accused of violating consumer protection laws by deliberately and carefully crafting a "campaign of deception." The complaint alleges that the companies employed deceptive trade …

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by Autumn Callan

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has temporarily halted decisions regarding a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia until it can establish who has jurisdiction over them. The Egyptian government transferred the two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in April 2016, based on the belief that they had always belonged to Saudi Arabia. In …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Brazilizn federal police announced on Tuesday that they found evidence that President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses. Temer has been under investigation since a wealthy businessman provided testimony implicating Temer in a bribery scandal and alleging Temer took endorsement hush money. Temer continues to deny the accusations and refuses to resign. In a report, the federal …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that deferred undocumented immigrant students are not entitled to in-state tuition. The ruling overturns a trial court judge's 2015 decision that students under protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were considered legally present in the US and therefore qualified for …

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by Autumn Callan

The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that vaccines can be blamed for causing illnesses even if there is no scientific proof. In a press release, the court explained:In today's judgment, the Court holds that evidentiary rules allowing the court, where there is not certain and irrefutable evidence, to conclude that there is a defect …

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by Alexis Wheeler

UN Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere called on member states Tuesday to do more to prevent racism, xenophobia and discrimination against migrants and Muslims. Ruteere stated that counterterrorism measures aid in influencing fear and discrimination against those of Middle Eastern ethnic origin. He also said that he has witnessed "the proliferation of anti-Muslim rhetoric" in the aftermath of terrorist …

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by Alexis Wheeler

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Tuesday for an independent investigation into the human rights situation in Kasai. Kasai province is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and has been the subject of UN scrutiny for three months. The High Commissioner condemned the establishment of an armed militia supported …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state government must act as the trustee for public natural resources under the Environmental Rights Amendment. The court ruled that royalties gathered from oil and gas leases on state lands cannot be used for budgetary matters and must be dedicated to conserving the Commonwealth's natural resources. The Environmental …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

A UN human rights expert warned Tuesday that the Central African Republic (CAR) "must act now" to protect its population and implement justice. According to Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, the expert on human rights for the CAR, armed forces are spreading throughout the country at a worrying rate and a lack of response from the government to …

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by Autumn Callan

Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charged Barclays and four of its former executives on Tuesday with conspiracy to commit fraud and violation of the Companies Act of 1985 by providing unlawful financial assistance. The case concerns agreements between Barclay's and Qatari investors during the 2008 financial crisis. According to Reuters, "Qatar Holding, part …

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