US prosecutor to investigate Kosovo PM for organ trafficking

By |2011-12-30T16:58:49+00:00December 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo [official website] announced Monday that US prosecutor John Clint Williamson will lead an investigation into allegations that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci [official profile] participated in an organ trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Claims made in a report [text] authored by Council of Europe (COE) [official website] member Dick Marty [BBC profile] indicate that Thaci served as the "boss" of an illegal criminal...

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Odd allies in Medicare fight

By |2011-12-30T14:36:33+00:00December 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

An imposing new obstacle is getting in the way of the nation's personal-injury lawsuits: Medicare, the federal health insurer for the elderly. Lawyers say the program is disrupting a countless number of their settlements.

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Grais & Ellsworth Removes Bank of America MSB Settlement Case to Federal Court, Claims Deal is Covered by Class Action Law

By |2011-12-30T10:12:42+00:00December 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Just days before the deadline for investors to file objections in New York state court to a proposed $8.5 billion settlement over mortgage-backed securities, Grais & Ellsworth has removed the suit to federal court on behalf of disgruntled Countrywide i...

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Guantanamo military commissions on hold until new year

By |2011-12-29T08:48:31+00:00December 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Retired Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald [official profile] on Monday notified both prosecution and defense lawyers in the trial of five detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] that he will be accepting recommendations until early 2...

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Search warrant issued in 'Baby Lisa' case

By |2011-12-29T07:18:06+00:00December 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Authorities have obtained a search warrant for the home where a missing 11-month-old Missouri girl was reportedly last seen, Kansas City police said Tuesday.

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Europe committed crimes during counter-terrorism efforts: rights chief

By |2011-12-29T05:43:41+00:00December 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The Council of Europe (COE) [official website] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg [official profile] on Thursday accused European governments of numerous human rights violations [statement] during counter-terrorism efforts over th...

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DOJ reports drop in violent crime for 2010

By |2011-12-28T21:00:15+00:00December 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Thursday that the national rate of violent crime decreased by 13 percent [press release] during 2010. The announcement stemmed from statistics in the annual National Crime Victimi...

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Giants Fan Bryan Stow's Children Can't Join his Lawsuit, Judge Rules

By |2011-12-28T20:57:00+00:00December 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

This week brought some mixed news for the family of Giant's fan Bryan Stow. Kids Tabitha and Tyler may not sue the Dodgers at this time, according to Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan. However, Stow may seek punitive damages against the club, which cou...

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DOJ asks to dismiss case seeking release of bin Laden photographs

By |2011-12-28T14:36:15+00:00December 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the release of photographs taken shortly after Osama bin Laden's death. Nonprofit organization Justice Watch [advocacy website] fil...

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