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Legal news from Monday, January 21, 2013
13:01 EDT

[JURIST] US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday dismissed [opinion, PDF] an appeal by Arab Bank, PLC from an order imposing discovery sanction for lack of jurisdiction in a lawsuit brought against the bank under Anti-Terrorist Act [18 U.S.C. § 2333, LII backgrounder] and Alien [read more]

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[JURIST] A lawyer for former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] announced Monday that a criminal investigation has been initiated against him. The criminal investigation against Serhiy Vlasenko involves [AP report] alleged car theft, robbery and failure to obey a court order. Vlasenko has denied all [read more]

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[JURIST] A Milan court on Monday set a timetable for hearings in the underage sex trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive], setting the last session of the trial for early March, two weeks after the February 24–25 national elections. One of many proceedings [read more]

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[JURIST] The second International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page; JURIST news archive] on Monday sentenced to death 64-year-old televangelist Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The ICTB found Azad guilty in absentia of murder, rape, [read more]

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