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Feb 28, 2013 18:13 EST
Argentina's attempt to fight a US court ruling in favor of bondholders seeking $1.3 billion may backfire and make the country's attempt to recover from its 2001 debt default even harder, analysts said Thursday.
Feb 27, 2013 22:59 EST
Argentina clashed in a US appeals court with holdout bondholders demanding a $1.3 billion payment, triggering fears that the country could witness a repeat of its huge 2001 debt default.
Feb 27, 2013 18:21 EST
Argentina clashed in a US appeals court Wednesday with holdout bondholders demanding a $1.3 billion payment, triggering fears that the country could witness a repeat of its huge 2001 debt default.
Feb 27, 2013 13:51 EST
Argentina on Wednesday faced a key appeals court hearing in New York in its battle not to pay $1.3 billion to holdout bondholders in a struggle rooted in the country's 2001 debt default -- and which is raising fears of a new crisis.
Feb 26, 2013 21:24 EST
A US appeals court has labeled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd as pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.
Feb 15, 2013 20:14 EST
US prosecutors filed fraud and conspiracy charges against former US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, who stands accused of diverting $750,000 of campaign funds for his personal use.
Feb 14, 2013 15:06 EST
The US Supreme Court has denied a plea from anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on its movement, following Japanese allegations that its activists had violated orders to stay away.
Feb 11, 2013 22:09 EST
The Sea Shepherd conservation group asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea.
Jan 31, 2013 15:38 EST
A US appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider an an appeal from Apple that sought a ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones amid the patent fight between the two companies.
Jan 29, 2013 21:20 EST
Anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it had intercepted the Japanese fleet in its annual Southern Ocean hunt "before a single harpoon has been fired".
Jan 25, 2013 19:56 EST
A US appeals court overturned the war crimes conviction Friday of an Al-Qaeda propagandist, a ruling that could lead authorities to drop conspiracy charges against the five 9/11 plotters.
Jan 25, 2013 16:48 EST
A US appeals court dealt a blow Friday to President Barack Obama, ruling that he violated the US Constitution when he made "recess" appointments to fill administration vacancies.
Jan 24, 2013 17:52 EST
A US appeals court on Thursday threw out a multi-million dollar award against toy maker Mattel in a long-running dispute with rival MGA Entertainment over Bratz children's dolls.
Jan 24, 2013 15:11 EST
A US appeals court threw out Thursday a multi-million dollar award against toymaker Matell in a long-running dispute with a rival over Bratz children's dolls.
Jan 18, 2013 19:24 EST
The official tasked with running the Guantanamo military tribunals has rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop one of the counts faced by several detainees charged in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Pentagon said Friday.
Jan 09, 2013 21:47 EST
The chief prosecutor for Guantanamo's military tribunals recommended Wednesday dismissing one of eight charges against five prisoners accused over the September 11 attacks.
Jan 07, 2013 23:52 EST
The fugitive founder of Sea Shepherd has stepped down from key roles at the militant anti-whaling group, passing the Antarctic harpoon chase mantle to a former Australian politician.
Dec 28, 2012 19:00 EST
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Friday that he plans to file briefs in support of gay marriage bans. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Friday that he plans to file briefs in support of gay marriage bans when the Supreme Court takes up Proposition 8, California's marriage ban, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) next year. ?I'm not going to wait for people to challenge our statute,? Zoeller said during a year-end news conference. ?There's a case that's going to go up before the Supreme Court, and I think it's my duty to file the amicus brief like we did with defending the roles of states in other areas.? Zoeller filed a friend-of-the-court brief in August asking the high court to take the Prop 8 case and reverse a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which found the 2008 voter-approved amendment to be unconstitutional. ?We contend the people of each state ? either through their elected legislators or directly by referendum ? sh
Dec 28, 2012 10:44 EST
Japanese whaling vessels left port Friday bound for the Southern Ocean on their annual pursuit of the huge marine mammals, and on a collision course with militant environmentalists vowing to halt the hunt.
Dec 23, 2012 19:00 EST
A quote referencing a Marilyn Monroe film in connection with a gay marriage case has topped a legal journal's roundup. A quote referencing a Marilyn Monroe film in connection with a gay marriage case has topped a legal journal's roundup of best quotes. Among the National Law Journal's list of wittiest legal quotes of 2012 is one from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in its ruling overturning Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. In its opinion the court cited the 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire, which starred Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall as three gold diggers. The film inspired a television sitcom of the same name. ?Had Marilyn Monroe's film been called How to Register a Domestic Partnership with a Millionaire, it would not have conveyed the same meaning,? the justices wrote. California currently recognizes gay and lesbian couples with domestic partnerships. The opinion also cited thoughts on marriage from Abe Lincoln, Frank Sinatra and William Shakespear