The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU follows EU laws. The court decision was requested by Belgium and was focused on the section of CETA that concerns resolution of investment disputes between investors and states. CETA will establish a Investment [...]

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The US Attorney for the Central District of California filed an indictment against attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday listing 36 charges, including embezzlement, wire fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Avenatti, known for representing clients against public figures such as President Donald Trump and singer Robert Kelly, is accused of embezzling funds from [...]

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A bill that would add nuclear energy to the definition of alternative energy sources that are eligible for alternative energy credits was referred to a Pennsylvania Senate committee Monday. The current definition of alternative energy sources includes solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal energy. The bill would create a price floor and price cap for the [...]

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and former Bishop Michael Bransfield for knowingly employing child sexual abusers. The Diocese operates six high schools and 19 elementary schools in the state. The Diocese published a report in November that listed 18 priests who have been credibly accused of [...]

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Oregon’s House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing for the exploration of or production of oil and gas in Oregon. The bill was passed by a vote of 42-12. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the bill would ban fracking until January 2, 2030. [...]

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