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German court accepts $100-mn Ecclestone offer to settle bribery case

Munich - A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone may pay a $100-million settlement to end his trial on bribery charges.

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.

Top French court authorises ending life of quadriplegic

Paris - France's top administrative court on Tuesday gave the green light to cutting life support for a 38-year-old in a vegetative state, going against his parents' wish to keep him alive.

Man who found $100,000 in disabled toilet allowed to keep $80,000

Cleaner Chamindu Amarsinghe found over $100,000 in cash in a disabled toilet he was cleaning and has been granted permission by a judge to keep $80,000 of his find.

Delaware court upholds Perelman-M&F ruling, may alter buyouts

Ronald Perelman's buyout of a company he controlled was not subject to heightened court review because the billionaire acted as if he were an outside buyer, according to a Delaware Supreme Court ruling that could af...

Court orders Rogers Communications pay C$500,000 in ads case

Rogers Communications Inc <RCIb.TO> was ordered to pay C$500,000 ($451,700) by an Ontario court that said Canada's largest wireless company did not conduct adequate tests to back up a claim that its Chatr discount brand had be...

BP must face shareholder suit over 2006 Alaska oil spill

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC <BP.L><BP.N> over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska.

EU says non-Iberian sangria not allowed

Brussels - Anyone visiting Spain and Portugal will probably remember that fruity, wine-based beverage, sangria. Sangria is drunk by the liter in beach-side cafes, but now the EU is making some new rules.

Judge: IP-address does not identify person or bit-torrent pirate

New York - The MPAA and RIAA's anti-piracy efforts are about to experience a setback due to a landmark ruling by a judge in New York, stating that an IP-address is not a person.

TX high court rules Perry’s travel details to remain secret

Austin - The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday Governor Rick Perry’s travel details can remain secret, overturning rulings by two lower courts which declared Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers’ travel vouchers be made public.

Italy, Europe, and the problem of the banned crucifix

In November 2009, a European Court decided schools in Italy are not allowed to have a crucifix hanging in every classroom. Now, some Italian and European politicians are attempting to overturn that law by turning to Americans for help.

Op-Ed: Court rules former CEO must live on pension of $25,637 a month

Former Hydro One CEO, Eleanor Clitheroe, lost her bid to have her pension from the Province of Ontario increased. Instead of the $33,644 she wanted, she will have to make do with a pension of $25,637 a month when she retires.

Pirate Bay defendents sentenced to jail time and fines

Torrent Freak is reporting that Pirate Bay has lost its court case in Sweden. Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström were all found guilty.

Poker, Game of Luck or Skill? South Carolina Judge Bet on Skill

We may not know when to hold ‘em or when to fold ‘em when playing poker, but a South Carolina judge laid all his cards on the table when he ruled in favor of poker being a game of skill rather than a game of luck or chance.

Wife Ordered To Quit Her Job Working For Her Husband In House Of Representatives

A Judge in Baton Rouge, La., ruled on Monday that Brenda Ellington must quit her job as a legislative assistant for her husband, Noble Ellington, D-Winnsborough. Brenda worked for Noble eight years prior to their marriage in 2006.

Rottweiler Deemed Vicious and Ordered to Be Put Down

A Falmouth, MA judge ruled yesterday that one of two Rottweilers was deemed vicious and must be put down. The animal's owner dropped an appeal to save the dog after an animal behavior expert determined the dog was a danger to people.

Court rules that detainees cannot use US courts

A divided federal appeals court has ruled that Guantanomo Bay detainess cannot use the US court system to challegen their detention.
 

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