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Legal news from Saturday, October 2, 2010
17:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) [offical website] convened [press release] for the first time on Friday and approved a number of documents related to its duties under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act [text, PDF]. The FSOC, which operates within the US Department of [read more]

15:10 EDT

[JURIST] Halliburton Energy Services [official website] and several other companies being sued in connection with April's Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the Gulf of Mexico filed a request on Friday seeking more time to prepare their defense, the AP reports. The motion, filed [AP report] [read more]

15:10 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website] on Monday lodged a protest [press release] with NATO [official website] and its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) [official website] regarding air strikes that crossed into Pakistani territory. The complaint stems from an incident last week in which ISAF helicopters engaged militants [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] An Israeli district court on Friday rejected Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire's request to gain entry into the country. Maguire, traveling to Israel for a conference of Nobel laureates, was arrested [AFP report] on Tuesday upon her arrival in Tel Aviv and informed that she was barred [read more]

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