The California Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The bill includes several provisions aimed at protecting tenants. First, it provides that “after a tenant has continuously and lawfully occupied a residential real property for 12 months,” the owner of that property “shall not terminate the tenancy without [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a “Resolution for Investigative Procedures” into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The investigation is looking into “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.” Specifically, the resolution cites instances of Trump attempting [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved HR 1690 on Tuesday that would require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing. If passed by the Senate the bill would require certain owners of federally subsidized housing to install carbon monoxide detectors within 90 days from enactment. To enable this the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against North Dakota House Bill No. 1336 (HB 1336), which requires that a physician inform a woman seeking an abortion that the woman could reverse the abortion in instances where the procedure is performed via pharmaceuticals. This [...]

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Scotland’s Inner House of the Court of Session held Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament was unlawful. Prorogation involves the suspension of Parliament without dissolving the body, and it must be approved by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Johnson defended the move as a method to develop a [...]

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The Global Commission on Adaptation issued a report Tuesday highlighting the dangers of climate change and “call on governments and businesses to take urgent action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions in light of new research findings.” The report analyzed climate impacts and ultimately found “that adaptation can produce significant economic returns.” The report [...]

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The California Senate voted Tuesday to approve a bill aimed at correcting “he misclassification of workers as independent contractors.” The bill, known as AB-5, comes after an April 2018 California Supreme Court decision that noted the overall problems with workers being misclassified as independent contractors. Under the bill, workers will only be considered independent contractors [...]

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The UK High Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Nintendo (NCL) has sustained significant losses as a result of pirated games being accessed and downloaded onto Nintendo Switches, granting an injunction requiring internet service providers to block piracy websites. The court stated that: The injunction strikes a fair balance between protecting NCL’s rights and the [...]

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