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ABA: judges may not refuse to perform same-sex marriages

ABA: judges may not refuse to perform same-sex marriages

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2027

The American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 485 Thursday, which states that judges who perform marriages as a “mandatory obligation of judicial office may not decline to perform marriages of same-sex couples.”

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UN rights experts urge Russia to protect LGBT individuals in Chechnya

UN rights experts urge Russia to protect LGBT individuals in Chechnya

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2092

UN rights experts on Wednesday urged Russia to “act urgently to protect the rights of people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bisexual in Chechnya, and investigate allegations of human rights abuses including two reported deaths.”

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Migrant rescue group files human rights complaint against Italy

Migrant rescue group files human rights complaint against Italy

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 1818

Sea-Watch e.V. filed a complaint against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday because Italy refuses to allow the ship Sea-Watch 3 to dock at its ports.

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Federal judge rejects settlement for Yahoo privacy breach

Federal judge rejects settlement for Yahoo privacy breach

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2184

A federal judge denied primary approval on Monday for a proposed settlement in a class action breach lawsuit against Yahoo, citing a continued lack of transparency.

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New York legislature passes bills prohibiting ‘conversion therapy’ and transgender discrimination

New York legislature passes bills prohibiting ‘conversion therapy’ and transgender discrimination

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2163

The New York State Assembly passed two bills on Tuesday protecting transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination and banning “conversion therapy.”

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Egypt court acquits 40 NGO workers in case that caused tension with US

Egypt court acquits 40 NGO workers in case that caused tension with US

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 1946

An Egyptian court on Thursday cleared 40 NGO workers, including at least 15 Americans, from charges in a retrial of a case that caused some tension between Egypt and the US.

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Ohio Governor vetoes self-defense legislation

Ohio Governor vetoes self-defense legislation

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 1970

Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have shifted the burden of proof from the defendant to the prosecutor in self-defense cases.

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Johnson & Johnson loses motion to reverse jury verdict

Johnson & Johnson loses motion to reverse jury verdict

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2089

Johnson & Johnson lost its motion Wednesday to reverse a $4.69 billion jury verdict against them.

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Drug company settles government claims of kickbacks from charity for $360 million

Drug company settles government claims of kickbacks from charity for $360 million

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 1957

A Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., settled with the US government for $360 million Thursday to resolve claims of illegally using a charity to receive kickbacks on Medicare patients.

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New York top court rules non-citizen facing deportation entitled to jury trial

New York top court rules non-citizen facing deportation entitled to jury trial

6.05.2019 | Global Legal Matters | 2143

The New York Court of Appeals on Wednesday held that a non citizen charge with a crime that, if convicted, could mean deportation, is entitled to a jury trial under the Sixth Amendment.

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