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15:05 EDT

[JURIST] An Egyptian judge on Saturday fined former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile] and two ministers $90 million for shutting down Internet and mobile phone service during the protests culminating in his ouster. The massive fine, the first court ruling against Mubarak since leaving office [Telegraph report], is [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Google [corporate website] on Friday responded to allegations of misappropriating trade secrets made in a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] filed by PayPal [corporate website], arguing that it had done nothing illegal. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the Superior Court of California [official website] following the unveiling of Google Wallet [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Malta [BBC backgrounder] voters on Saturday approved a ballot question [text, PDF] asking whether divorce should be allowed in the country. The measure passed with 53 percent of the vote, and saw a 72 percent turnout [Times of Malta reports] among the predominantly Catholic 412,966 residents, the lowest turnout [read more]

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