Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

A tireless vigilante who wields the law like a cudgel to enforce his prickly, often paranoid, brand of Egyptian nationalism, Mr. Sabry claims to have filed more than 2,700 such public interest lawsuits in the past 40 years, often firing off several in a day. His legal darts have targeted …

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Petrobras of Brazil to Pay $2.95 Billion Over Corruption Scandal

“The agreement is in the company’s best interest and that of its shareholders, given the risks of a verdict advised by a jury, particularities of U.S. procedure and securities laws, as well its assessment of the status of the class action and the nature of such litigation in the United …

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Pit Bull Restrictions Lifted in Montreal as New Mayor Makes Good on Pledge

The measure banned new adoptions of pit-bull-type dogs and imposed new restrictions and higher fees on existing owners. The bylaw was immediately challenged, including in a lawsuit filed by the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The suit resulted in injunctions on some key provisions, including one …

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The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

Even with a flurry of legislation, economists are skeptical that California can dent home prices anytime soon. Housing takes years to build. And five of the new housing bills included a union-backed measure that requires developers to pay prevailing wages on certain projects, something that critics say will increase the …

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