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25 Aug 2022

Germany court rejects environmental lawsuit in favor of Mercedes-Benz

Germany court rejects environmental lawsuit in favor of Mercedes-Benz A German court dismissed a lawsuit filed by environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe intended to ban Mercedes-Benz from selling cars with combustion engines that produce greenhouse gases after 2030. Deutsche Umwelthilfe asserted that Mercedes-Benz must conform to the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and the German…

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22 Aug 2022

EU appeals court maintains Google €4.1B fine for anti-competition infringement

EU appeals court maintains Google €4.1B fine for anti-competition infringement A European Union court maintained a decision that Google violated European Union (EU) competition rules. While the General Court to a great extent maintained a European Commission (EC) decision that Google participated in anti-competitive practices, the court lowered the recently imposed €4.3 billion…

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17 Aug 2022

UAE imposes Up to Dh10,000 fine, jail for leaving children alone in cars

UAE imposes Up to Dh10,000 fine, jail for leaving children alone in cars Leaving children unattended in vehicles is a crime under UAE laws and culpable with a robust fine and even imprisonment. This came as authorities featured a recent case where the police rescued a child who got locked in a…

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13 Aug 2022

The EU and Ukraine accede to the Hague Judgements Convention

The EU and Ukraine accede to the Hague Judgements Convention The European Union (EU) and Ukraine acceded the Hague Judgements Convention. The Convention makes conditions for perceiving and authorizing decisions in both civil and commercial matters. It was made in 2019 to guarantee that there was a legal avenue for evaluating…

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09 Aug 2022

Abu Dhabi launches services to accelerate the resolution of consumer disputes

Abu Dhabi launches services to accelerate the resolution of consumer disputes A consumer dispute resolution service has been carried out in Abu Dhabi to facilitate the settlement of disputes among consumers and commercial establishments in the Emirate, generally and at the most ideal expense for the concerned parties. Abu Dhabi…

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05 Aug 2022

Biden signs bill giving $52B in subsidies to US semiconductor industry

Biden signs bill giving $52B in subsidies to US semiconductor industry US President Joe Biden marked the CHIPS Act of 2022, which gives $52 billion to support the US domestic semiconductor industry. The act approves the consumption to advance $200 billion to promote domestic semiconductor production. However, just $52 billion is promptly…

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