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Legal news from Wednesday, July 10, 2013
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Wednesday ruled [opinion] that Apple [corporate website] violated the Sherman Act [text] and various state statutes in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] accused Apple of [read more]

14:07 EDT

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Mohammed Badie, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], as well as nine other leading Islamists, in an escalation of the crackdown against protesters of Egypt's current military-backed leadership. Badie is accused of inciting violence [BBC report] [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Monday convicted three Somali men of hijacking a boat and killing four Americans in 2011 off the coast of Somalia. The defendants, Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] A lawsuit between Apple and Amazon [corporate websites] concerning the rights to use the term "app store" was dismissed Tuesday at the request of both companies. The decision to end the case leaves the path open for both companies to use the name freely, and was reached after Apple [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) on Tuesday welcomed [press release] the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) progress in the fight against torture. According to the UNJHRO, the DRC has convicted at least five soldiers of the Congolese armed forces, five agents of the Congolese National Police, [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] prisoner's petition [text, PDF] to end the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. Judge Gladys Kessler said the court lacked jurisdiction, but "It would seem to [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] Civil liberties groups filed an amicus curiae brief [text, PDF] Monday in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [FJC backgrounder] supporting efforts by Google and Microsoft [corporate websites] to publish data concerning how many times the government invoked federal law to request user information for national security purposes. The [read more]

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