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Legal news from Tuesday, December 28, 2004
16:12 EDT

[JURIST] In an 2-1 opinion written by Judge A. Wallace Tashima, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a casino's requirement that its waitresses wear make-up while serving beverages does not constitute sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The case developed after Harrah's Casino, located in [read more]

15:12 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Federico Moreno Tuesday postponed the arraignment of Cali drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela until Jan. 28, 2005, giving his attorney time to persuade the Treasury Department to allow Orejuela's assets to pay for his legal defense fees. While attorney Jose Quinon plans to defend Orejuela's plea [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] The top auditor for the US Department of Transportation says that holiday travel disruptions at US Airways and Comair have prompted a formal investigation into customer service commitments made by the airlines five years ago. Many passengers were left stranded in airports or separated from their baggage this weekend [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] Ukraine's prosecutor-general Tuesday opened a criminal probe into the death of Transport Minister Heorhiy Kyrpa, a strong supporter of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Kyrpa was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in his holiday home near Kiev just a day after Viktor Yushchenko won a controversial [read more]

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