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Syrians file legal complaint in Germany against Assad govt

Syrians file legal complaint in Germany against Assad govt

A group of European human rights lawyers say they have filed complaints with German federal prosecutors on behalf of 15 Syrians, alleging they were victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes by President Bashar Assad’s government. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights said Wednesday one complaint involves allegations of torture and other crimes at the hands of Syrian Air Force Intelligence. Nine Syrians in Germany and two Syrian lawyers are listed as complainants in tha…
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Bill would lower drinking age in Wisconsin to 19

Wisconsin’s beer-loving reputation would get a boost under a proposal to lower the state’s drinking age to 19. But teenagers shouldn’t reserve those kegs just yet. The bill, circulated Wednesday by three Republican lawmakers including the former president of the Wisconsin Tavern League, has to overcome at least two big hurdles before it could become law. First, it’s not supported by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who plays a central role in determining which ideas are brought up for a v…
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Reward offered in possible poisoning of dog in legal fight

The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the possible poisoning of a family dog at the center of a legal battle over a judge’s order to put down the animal after it bit a teenager. Dexter, a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd, is recovering from symptoms consistent with ingesting rat poison. Owner Lindsy Bray of Santaquin said she filed a police report after the dog underwent three days of treatment by a vet who determined the likely cause of the symptoms. Police…
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Traffic ticket firm sues over unlicensed law practice claims

A Florida company that provides a way to resolve traffic tickets using a cellphone or computer filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming The Florida Bar and a more traditional ticket firm are conspiring to shut it down by making false allegations against it. The company, TIKD, seeks damages of more than $11 million to compensate for lost revenue from the Bar and from The Ticket Clinic, a law firm that operates across the country. TIKD also wants a Miami federal judge to rule that its operations are le…
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‘Dirty soda’ Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked “dirty sodas” ended their court battle Wednesday over the sugary drink concept that’s grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice. Soda shops Sodalicious and Swig will pay their own expenses, court papers said. The documents offer no details of the settlement terms and attorneys for the two sides did not return messages seeking comment. Swig had accused competitor Sodalicious of copying the trademarked “dirty” idea, down to …
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