JAN
6

For-profit prison company sues California over law ending use of private prisons

The California legislature overwhelmingly passed Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) in early October

JAN
6

France warns U.S. against digital tax retaliation

Le Maire said he had sent a letter on that issue to the U.S. negotiator.

DEC
27
2019

New York judge rules that victims of childhood abuse can remain anonymous during litigation

In her decision, Chimes gave credence to the school district’s argument

DEC
27
2019

South Korea’s top court dismisses ´comfort women´ petition against deal with Japan

The court said the bilateral agreement is a “political deal” and its legal power is unclear.

DEC
26
2019

BMW says being investigated by U.S. SEC

The SEC declined to comment.

DEC
26
2019

SECURE Act is signed into law: US

Retirement and tax professionals should pay close attention to the effective dates.

DEC
26
2019

Trump signs bills to avoid shutdown, scrap Obamacare taxes and raise tobacco buying age

The legislation, which boosts funding for both domestic programs and the military, keeps the government running through Sept. 30.

DEC
26
2019

Taiwan president urges more talks on contested China ‘infiltration’ bill

Taiwan’s main opposition party, the Kuomintang, which favours close ties with China

DEC
23
2019

Japan revises guidelines for child support payments

The release of the revised guidelines is not intended to change the value of child support in cases.

DEC
23
2019

Dutch Supreme Court orders cut in emissions by the end of 2020

The Urgenda Foundation brought the suit on behalf of 886 Dutch citizens in 2013

DEC
23
2019

Germany bans so-called gay conversion therapy

The goal is to “protect’s people’s right to sexual self-determination.”

DEC
23
2019

U.S. lawmakers head home amid impasse over Trump impeachment trial

Republicans and Democrats are at loggerheads over how the trial will play out

DEC
23
2019

UK lawmakers vote in favor of EU withdrawal agreement

Parliament voted 358 to 234, a majority of 124, in favor of the Brexit bill.

DEC
20
2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill set to be passed through UK Parliament

The “second reading” of the bill on Friday will be followed by a vote at around 3:00 p.m. London time.

DEC
20
2019

European Court of Justice rules for Airbnb in suit over legal status

The court’s ruling casts the tech company as an “intermediation service” rather than a direct rental service

DEC
20
2019

Google fined 150 million euros by France

Google said it would appeal the fine.

DEC
19
2019

US appeals court rules Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional, leaves law intact

The court is ordering a lower court judge to reconsider whether ACA, more commonly known as Obamacare, should remain intact.

DEC
19
2019

U.S. House impeachment of Trump sets stage for trial in Senate

The Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, has predicted there is “no chance” his chamber will remove Trump

DEC
19
2019

Data transfer tools used by Facebook legal, says EU court adviser

A legal advisor to the EU’s top court says the use of tools by Facebook and other firms to transfer data abroad is “valid.”

DEC
19
2019

German court bans Uber services via rental cars in Germany

The verdict is effective immediately, but can be appealed, the Frankfurt regional court said in a statement

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