MAY
16

Japan Supreme Court chief says lay judge system well received but tweaks needed to spur interest

Surveys conducted annually over the 10-year period on citizen judges showed that over 95 percent

MAY
15

Trump expected to delay auto tariffs decision by up to six months: US

General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and others have warned of the damaging impacts of imposing tariffs

MAY
15

MPs vow to vote down May´s withdrawal agreement next month: UK

Brexiter Tories and DUP united in opposition to bill with SNP, Lib Dem and Labour remainers

MAY
15

Singapore-Malaysia maritime boundary delimitation committee holds first meeting

Malaysia had on Oct 25 gazetted an extension of its Johor Bahru port limits

MAY
15

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

The general counsel said in the memo that Uber drivers set their hours

MAY
15

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases: US

The law, which passed 25-6, would take effect six months after being signed by the governor

MAY
15

Supreme Court holds state sovereign immunity recognized by Constitution, overturning precedente: US

the Hall court misinterpreted the framers’ intention that states should retain their immunity from lawsuit at the founding of the Constitution

MAY
15

The Netherlands Unveils Strategy to Tackle China’s ‘Unfair Trading Practices’

Dutch preference is to ‘act in concert’ with EU on China

MAY
14

Monsanto must pay couple $2bn in largest verdict yet over cancer claims

California jury holds makers of Roundup weedkiller responsible for couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

MAY
14

Supreme Court rules on False Claims Act statute of limitations: US

The False Claims Act permits private individuals to sue on behalf of the government in cases of fraud committed against the US government

MAY
14

Apple Loses at U.S. Supreme Court on iPhone App Antitrust Suit

Consumers say Apple uses dominance to overcharge app buyers

MAY
14

Japan petitions WTO over India tariffs

Japan plans to urge India to eliminate the tariffs in bilateral talks under the WTO’s dispute settlement procedures.

MAY
13

China Says It Will Raise Tariffs on U.S. Goods From June 1

Some 2,493 goods will see levies raised to 25%, according to a statement on the Chinese government’s

MAY
13

Lawyer for Ghosn says ex-Nissan boss received no money via Oman in bank accounts: Japan

When Ghosn was arrested for a second time in April, prosecutors alleged that he used foreign corporate entities in 2017 and 2018

MAY
13

U.S. removes Japan from blacklist of countries not complying with Hague Convention on child abduction, but ´remains highly concerned´

In an annual report released last week, the department noted Japan’s legislative efforts to better enforce the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

MAY
13

Sweden reopens Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition

Assange was arrested in Britain last month after spending seven years hiding inside the embassy.

MAY
10

U.S., China Lack Deal But Avoid Rupture After Tariff Hike

Trump said Friday there’s no reason to rush a trade agreement

MAY
10

India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse

Which is similar to one Google faced in Europe that resulted in a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on the company

MAY
10

Attorneys General pen letter to Congress urging marijuana reform

Though medical cannabis is legal in the majority of the country and recreational use has been decriminalized in 10 jurisdictions

MAY
10

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in effort to boost low fertility rate

The government will use revenue from the planned consumption tax hike in October to run the education program, which is expected to cost ¥776 billion per year.

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