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  • Court: Ohio E-School Can't Delay Repayment of $60M to State

    Court: Ohio E-School Can't Delay Repayment of $60M to State

    Legal News Feed 06/07/2017

    ECOT's reported enrollment of 15,000 Ohio students makes it one of the largest online charter schools in the U.S. Democrats jumped on the court's decision to pile criticism on the school, which has struggled for years against attacks on its enrollmen...

  • East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media

    East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media

    Legal News Feed 06/01/2017

    An East Timor court on Thursday dismissed a criminal defamation case brought by the country's prime minister against two journalists due to lack of evidence. Rights groups and press advocates had urged that the case be dropped, fearing it would furth...

  • U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    Legal News Feed 05/25/2017

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is imp...

  • Ohio Supreme Court justice backs legalizing marijuana

    Ohio Supreme Court justice backs legalizing marijuana

    Legal News Feed 05/17/2017

    An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s mulling a run for governor thinks it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana. Justice William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an Ohio statewide office, said making marijuana legal is working in Colorado ...

  • Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    Legal News Feed 05/08/2017

    India's top court on Tuesday found wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying its order barring him from transferring $40 million to his children. Mallya, who fled to London last year, is wanted in India on charges of money laundering and bank d...

  • Court: Licensed counselor not needed for health center

    Court: Licensed counselor not needed for health center

    Legal News Feed 03/03/2017

    The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a domestic violence counseling center can be considered a behavioral health center by the state government, even though it's not staffed by a licensed counselor. Justices on Wednesday issued a unanimous ...

  • Kenya court blocks closing of world's biggest refugee camp

    Kenya court blocks closing of world's biggest refugee camp

    Legal News Feed 02/11/2017

    A Kenyan court ruled Thursday that the government must not close the world's largest refugee camp and send more than 200,000 people back to war-torn Somalia, a decision that eases pressure on Somalis who feared the camp would close by the end of May....

  • South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths

    South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths

    Legal News Feed 01/08/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the former head of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser to seven years in prison Friday after the company's disinfectant for humidifiers killed scores of people and left hundreds with permanent lung damage. The Seoul Central District ...

  • Muslim cleric is in US court fighting against deportation

    Muslim cleric is in US court fighting against deportation

    Legal News Feed 12/04/2016

    The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques has taken the stand to defend himself against charges that he lied on his green card application. Imam Mohammad Qatanani is the leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. A judge ruled against im...

  • Court revives lawsuit against California bullet stamping law

    Court revives lawsuit against California bullet stamping law

    Legal News Feed 12/03/2016

    Gun manufacturers have the right to present evidence supporting their claim that technology does not exist to comply with a California law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings, a state app...

  • German court upholds former Auschwitz guard's conviction

    German court upholds former Auschwitz guard's conviction

    Legal News Feed 11/29/2016

    A German federal court has rejected a former Auschwitz death camp guard's appeal against his conviction for being an accessory to murder, a decision greeted Monday as setting an important precedent for future prosecutions of Holocaust perpetrators. O...

  • Philippine court urged to order Marcos' remains exhumed

    Philippine court urged to order Marcos' remains exhumed

    Legal News Feed 11/20/2016

    Human rights victims who suffered during the rule of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos filed petitions Monday asking the Supreme Court to order the exhumation of his remains that were buried last week at the country's Heroes' Cemetery. They also w...