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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission May Recommend Legal Action Against S&P

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering recommending civil legal action against the Standard & Poor's debt ratings agency over its rating of a 2007 collateralized debt offering.

Jaycee Lee Dugard Files Suit Against U.S. Government for 18-year Captivity

A girl held captive for 18 years, enduring horrific abuse and neglect, filed a complaint against the United States Government. The complaint filed on behalf of Jaycee Lee Dugard does not seek a specific amount for the circumstances she endured, but rather asks a judge to make a settlement decision after a case is presented.

'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash...

JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES The Wall Street Journal 09/23/2011
'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash...

For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply "the Hacker." Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were they able to zero in on a California home and make the arrest.

Georgia executes inmate; supporters claim injustice

Defiant until the end, Troy Davis was executed Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer. He convinced hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but not a single court, that he was innocent.

Suit Alleges Spy Cam in Starbucks Bathroom

A Virginia man says when his daughter used the bathroom at the Starbucks in Penn Quarter, she discovered a hidden camera pointed at the toilet.

Hong Kong Police Drop Charges Against NTD Intern

On the evening of July 1st, one of our NTD interns Cai Wenwen was arrested as she took pictures of protestors after the annual democracy parade in Hong Kong. Police mistook her for one of the protestors. Although NTD faxed her credentials to police, she wasn’t released until the next day.

Hong Kong Regulator Fines Hedge Fund Oasis, CIO for JAL Trade

Hong Kong’s securities regulator fined hedge fund Oasis Management (Hong Kong) LLC, which helped manage more than $3 billion at its peak, and its chief investment officer for 2006 trades of Japan Airlines Corp. shares.

Hong Kong court bars Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung from travelling to UK

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung, who has been charged with money-laundering in Hong Kong, has been denied permission to travel to Britain only a day before his planned departure.

Hong Kong Courts Stir Up Fears About Legal Immunity

The National Law Journal 09/14/2011

Abuse victims seek int'l court case against pope

MIKE CORDER and RACHEL ZOLL Breitbart.com 09/14/2011
Hong Kong Courts Stir Up Fears About Legal Immunity

One of Hong Kong's major appeals as a base for international companies doing business in Asia has been recourse to its British-established common law courts. But recent Hong Kong rulings have raised the unsettling possibility that a whole class of potential defendants may have legal immunity from claims.

Abuse victims seek int'l court case against pope

Clergy sex abuse victims upset that no high-ranking Roman Catholic leaders have been prosecuted for sheltering guilty priests have turned to the International Criminal Court, seeking an investigation of the pope and top Vatican cardinals for possible crimes against humanity. The Vatican called the move a "ludicrous publicity stunt."

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