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Legal news from Saturday, July 9, 2011
16:07 EDT

[JURIST] An Italian appeals court on Saturday ordered Fininvest [corporate website], a holding company owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive], to pay 560 million euros (USD 801 million) in damages and fees to Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR) Group [corporate website]. The ruling [ANSA [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Friday charged three Somali pirates with 26 counts for acts of piracy in the hijacking of a US vessel that resulted in the deaths of four US citizens. If convicted, the men could face death sentences [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Friday criticized the US execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia [advocacy website] a day earlier, saying that the sentence violated international law. Pillay said that the US denied consular access [press release] to Leal Garcia, which was [read more]

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