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  • 05 May 2011 1:32 PM | Deleted user
    Leader of the Batkivschyna Party and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said she intends to appeal to the international courts against the actions of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, including the possible changing of the preventive measures taken against her to arrest.Read More in Interfax/Ukraina
     
  • 29 Apr 2011 4:45 PM | Deleted user

    It's the most high-profile murder case in Ukraine's history. While more than a decade has passed since the decapitated body of 31-year-old journalist Heorhiy Gongadze was found in the woods outside Kyiv, the widely held belief that his killing was ordered from the top echelons of government remains unproven. Gongadze, editor of the news website Ukrayinska pravda, was a vocal critic of then-President Leonid Kuchma. Read Entire RFE/RL Interview

  • 28 Apr 2011 10:30 PM | Deleted user

    Investors in a documentary about a Stalin-era genocide in Ukraine are suing the film's producers for failing to release the picture. The plaintiffs allege the failure caused emotional distress for the Ukrainian community and constituted a fraud on all those who put up money with the expectation that an atrocity that exterminated approximately 25 percent of the Ukrainian population in the early 1930s would finally be recognized by the world. Read Story

  • 27 Apr 2011 10:52 AM | Deleted user

    According to court papers filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Yulia Tymoshenko, who served as prime minster in 2005 and again from 2007 to 2010, brought suit against businessman Dmytro Firtash and Swiss-based RosUkrEnergo AG (RUE) -- a company jointly owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and Firtash. Read Article

  • 26 Apr 2011 12:34 PM | Deleted user
    On 19 April 2011 the Ukrainian Parliament passed in the first reading the changes to the Competition Law proposed by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.Read More at Asters Law Firm
  • 15 Apr 2011 7:40 PM | Deleted user

    Facebook Inc. won a court decision enforcing the settlement of a lawsuit claiming company founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for what became the world’s largest social-networking website. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco today ruled unanimously that the agreement was “valid and enforceable,” noting that the settlement released Facebook from all claims. Bloomberg

  • 13 Apr 2011 12:08 PM | Deleted user
    Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:18:26 -0400  BERLIN (AP) — An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union "quite likely fabricated" evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk — a revelation that could help the defense as closing arguments resume Wednesday in the retired Ohio auto worker's Nazi war crimes trial in Germany.

    The newly declassified FBI field office report, obtained by The Associated Press, casts doubt on the authenticity of a Nazi ID card that is the key piece of evidence in allegations that Demjanjuk served as a guard at the Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland.  Read Entire People PC Article; ABC News; Google Search

     

  • 11 Apr 2011 4:03 PM | Deleted user

    In US v. Berg, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 6816 (7th Cir. April 5, 2011), the Court reviewed the conviction and 10-year imprisonment term of Berg for attempting to entice a minor into sexual activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b).  The 7th Circuit affirmed, and supported its analysis by, inter alia, a cite to a law review article of a UABA member:

     

    See Andriy Pazuniak, A Better Way to Stop Online Predators: Encouraging a More Appealing Approach to § 2422(b), 40 Seton Hall L. Rev. 691, 704 (2010) (Section "2422(b) does not require a defendant to demonstrate an intent to actually engage in illegal sexual activity with a minor.  Rather, a defendant violates § 2422(b) by merely attempting to persuade a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.").

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