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The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments for both Niz-Chavez v. Barr and Brownback v. King, concerning serving notice and a judgment bar under the Federal Tort Claims Act, respectively. The issue on appeal in Niz-Chavez was whether, to serve notice in accordance with 8 USC § 1229(a) and trigger the stop-time rule, the government [...]

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The Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved a peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Monday—the first peace agreement that Israel has signed in more than 25 years. Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained that the agreement will open the door to trade between Israel and its neighbors, leading to a major geopolitical and economic turning [...]

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Retired US Supreme Court Justice Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday at 99 years old. Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the bench. He was known for his evolution into a liberal-leaning judge who authored a number of precedential opinions, [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that Chevron has agreed to settle with the federal government and Mississippi for claims regarding violations of the Clean Air Act. The settlement will require safety improvements at all of its petroleum refineries across the US to prevent “accidental releases of hazardous chemicals that can have serious [...]

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President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court from a list of potential candidates has ignited immediate support and criticism from conservatives and liberals respectively. An undergrad and law alum at Yale University, Judge Kavanaugh clerked for the departing Justice Anthony Kennedy, practiced law privately [...]

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Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a suit on Monday against several oil companies, including Chevron Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation . The suit, brought by the state of California and the city of Oakland, alleged that the oil companies were a “public nuisance” under federal [...]

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The Ontario Court of Appeal , the highest court in the province of Ontario, ruled Wednesday that US-based oil corporation Chevron Corp.’s Canadian subsidiary cannot be held liable for a USD $9.5-billion award granted by an Ecuadorian court against the parent company. This lawsuit arose out of the original actions against Texaco (which later became [...]

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