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Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban. ... Read More

Albania sues ex-minister over failed GE rail deal
Posted on 17 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TIRANA Albania - (APINTL) Albania's transport ministry says it is suing a former minister for abuse of power in a since-canceled rail deal with U.S. giant General Electric. A ministry statement says Spartak Poci failed to get parliamentary approval... Read More

Singer settles suit over alleged Nazi-performance
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (APINTL) A 106-year-old entertainer has settled a lawsuit over a claim he sang for Nazi guards at a concentration camp during World War II, a German court said on Thursday. Johannes Heesters gave up asking for retraction from German author... Read More

UK writer wins libel fight against chiropractors
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) A British science writer has won his battle against a chiropractic organization that sued him for libel, in a ruling seen as supporting free speech. The case highlighted loopholes in British libel laws that critics say have allowed... Read More

EU takes Greece to court over shipyard aid
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission said Wednesday it would take Greece to court to force Hellenic Shipyards to repay the Greek government some euro230 million plus interest in illegal subsidies. EU regulators say Greece broke state aid rules... Read More

Telenor lawsuit in Russia withdrawn
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

OSLO - (APINTL) Telenor says a fellow shareholder in Russia's No. 2 mobile operator, Vimpelcom, has withdrawn a lawsuit in Russia that threatened to deprive the Norwegian telecommunications group of its 30-percent share in the company. Friday's... Read More