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Legal news from Wednesday, June 13, 2018
by Jacqueline Buffa

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and 16 executives Tuesday, marking the first lawsuit of its kind to attempt to hold individuals responsible for the impact of the opioid crisis in the state. The complaint alleges that Purdue executives were well aware of the dangers that opioid prescriptions carry. Despite those …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Seattle's city council voted on Tuesday to repeal a proposed tax on businesses, in which large businesses would have been taxed $275 for every full-time employee, with the revenue going towards Seattle's homeless population. The city council had passed the tax unanimously a few weeks ago. However, the council voted 7-2 to repeal the tax after complaints …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday that Israel's use of deadly force in Gaza Strip "may amount of war crimes." HRW reports that between March 30 and June 8, the Israeli government used lethal force against Palestinian protesters, although the protesters provided "no imminent threat to life." According to the report, 118 people were killed during …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

The Irish cabinet voted on Tuesday in favor of the Removal of Blasphemy Bill, which will "provide for a referendum on removing the crime of blasphemy from the Constitution." Charlie Flanagan, the Minister for Justice and Equality, proposed the bill. Article 40.6.1(i) of the Irish Constitution says, "The publication or utterance …

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by Sean Rohtla

Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that AT&T could go through with its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Time Warner. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had brought suit in November arguing the merger would violate section 7 of the Clayton Act. The DOJ claimed that …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The National Assembly of Vietnam on Tuesday passed a cybersecurity law that will affect the operations of global tech companies, such as Facebook and Google. The law will require global tech companies to store important personal data on Vietnamese users locally, as well as requiring them to maintain offices in Vietnam. The law further requires these …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday decided to release Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While Bemba's conviction of crimes against the administration of justice still stands, the court found it improper to detain him when he already served most of the maximum sentence. …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

US President Donald Trump signed an agreement with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Singapore on Tuesday. The agreement is supposed to establish relations between the two countries, "build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula," and repatriate prisoners of war. The statement reads that the "DPRK commits to work toward complete …

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