Attorney-General George Brandis’ review of racial vilification laws a blow for protection
Samsung, which asked for $421 million in its countersuit, didn’t get anything. Apple v. Samsung redux: What you need to know (FAQ) However, Koh in March ordered a new trial to recalculate some of the damages in the case, striking $450.5 million off the original judgment against Samsung. The products in question include the Galaxy Prevail, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy SII AT&T, Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, and Transform. The Prevail in particular racked up $57.9 million of the damages tally, which Koh said was a failure on the jury’s part, since the device was found to infringe only on utility patents, and not on design patents. Schiller argued last week that Samsung’s copycat devices made it “much harder” for Apple to differentiate and sell its devices. He also noted that the reason Samsung gained so much market share in smartphones was because it copied Apple. “At the end of the day, there’s a cumulative effect of doing all of this that’s incredibly damaging [to Apple],” Schiller said Friday. Lee on Tuesday pointed out to the jury that Apple brought top executives to talk about the creation of the iPhone and the importance to the company.
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In Bell trial, Angela Spaccia’s attorney houston wraps up by blaming others
That will solve that problem. ‘Wherever corruption exists we’ll make sure we root it out but we certainly don’t want to pin that on any particular communities.’ David Cameron sparked outrage earlier in his premiership when he accused Pakistan of exporting terrorism while on a visit to India. Baroness Warsi, the Foreign Office minister, has previously said the Conservatives lost three seats at the general election because of voter fraud in the Asian community. HOW CROOKED TORY COUNCILLOR RIGGED UK POSTAL BALLOTS Jailed for electoral fraud: Eshaq Khan Disgraced Tory representative Eshaq Khan and five others used fake votes to oust longstanding Labour councillor Lydia Simmons from her seat on Slough Borough Council. The audacious scam in 2007 was described by the Crown Prosecution Service as part of an ‘epidemic’ which threatens to destroy democracy in the UK. Eshaq Khan, 52, received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury. During his trial the court heard that Eshaq Khan, a father-of-10, had been dishonestly elected as a Tory councillor in May 2007 after a scheme in which ‘ghost voters’ were registered on the electoral role. The fraudulent plot was uncovered when ousted Labour councillor and former Mayor Miss Simmons and her Labour team questioned the result. They pointed out that at a number of houses up to 19 names – all Asian – had registered in the run up to the election at the same address then opted to vote by post.
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New job for former U.S. attorney in Virginia who once led McDonnell, WikiLeaks probes
“This case is all about Rizzo, so where is Rizzo?” he said. “Why isn’t he a witness here? Why didn’t they put him up there and put him under oath and tell us what he did? … He’s not here because if he told the truth for one of the first times in many years, my client wouldn’t be a defendant.” Braun said that before the city erupted in scandal on Rizzo’s watch, Bell had clean streets, no graffiti, a food bank and subsidized sports programs for children. “I’ve said what terrible things he did to the city, but even evil people can produce good things. You’ve all heard of Adolf Hitler and Volkswagen,” he said, referring to the car developed by Nazi Germany. Braun said that after Rizzo remarried in early 2007, “all of a sudden he wanted more and more immediate money, and my client gets the benefit of his greed.” Braun told jurors that then-Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley charged Spaccia and seven other Bell officials because he was running for attorney general, a race he lost.
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Attorney General forced to apologise after saying corruption is ‘endemic’ in Britain’s Pakistani community
office, the firm said in a news release . MacBride, 48, a graduate of Houghton College in New York and the University of Virginia law school, had worked as the U.S. attorney houston in the Eastern District of Virginia since 2009, successfully prosecuting several terrorism suspects and winning notable convictions against 26 Somali pirates. More crime and safety news Martin Weil and Lori Aratani Police have identified the postal worker killed in Landover Saturday as Tyson Jerome Barnette, 26. He said the firms other high-profile hires among them former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz and expanding presence in D.C. also played into his decision. Theyve really planted the flag in the nations capital, MacBride said. MacBride had not said publicly what he wanted to do after departing from the U.S. attorneys office, and his new job was first reported by the New York Times . The Times reported that his salary is expected to jump into the millions, far above the $155,000 annual paycheck he collected as U.S.
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We need to understand both the protections and exemptions relevant to this part of the act. It is only in having the full picture that we understand the ramifications of any watering down of the vilification provisions? I could be cynical and suggest that the reason is that the exemptions side of the argument has not suited our governments over the past 20 years. By not communicating the exemptions in section 18D we now have responses to 18C (the vilification provisions) which are based on ignorance and literally only half the story. I am also worried that any change will come at a time when the incidence of racist behaviour is increasing. It is a time in which complaints of both vilification and discrimination to the Australian Human Rights Commission have increased. This is definitely not the time to weaken the protections that people need. Many Australians are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and if they haven”t experienced vilification, they are likely to have heard about it from their parents and grandparents. I call upon every Australian who has been harassed, abused, made to feel less a person, made to feel that they do not belong because of their race, colour or ethnicity to make yourself heard on this issue.
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