Database Category: Legal Precedents

Legal Precedents

The article considers a number of legal aspects related to environmental engineering. The levels of legal regulation of this environmental and economic institution are presented.

As Covid-19 spreads around the globe, governments have imposed quarantines and travel bans on an unprecedented scale. China locked down whole cities, and Italy has imposed draconian restrictions throughout the country. In the United States, thousands of people have been subjected to legally enforceable quarantines or are in “self-quarantine.”

Although lawsuits are a certainty, liability is not. Any lawsuit seeking damages for COVID-19 injuries must surmount several procedural and substantive legal hurdles, says Alston & Bird’s Matt Wickersham.

As drugmakers race to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus, several legal questions are emerging: could the government require people to get it? Could people who refuse to roll up their sleeves get banned from stores or lose their jobs? The short answer is yes, according to Dov Fox, a law professor and the director […]

As COVID-19 continues its assault on the country, residents in more than 10 states have been ordered to stay home and businesses, including restaurants, health clubs and entire malls, have been closed as governors nationwide take extraordinary steps in an effort to protect public health. Under what legal authority do such orders fall – and […]

The spread of the new coronavirus has affected people all over the world, and state and local governments are taking sweeping actions to halt the spread of the disease and mitigate the public health and economic impact of the outbreak. HLS scholars and legal experts consider the important legal and policy concerns and challenges that […]

A “CEO tax” targeting San Francisco’s most unequal salaries. A signature-gathering campaign to tax Palo Alto’s millionaires. And now, a new statewide bill that would levy a yearly 0.4 percent tax on every Californian worth more than $30 million.

Oakland city officials announced legislation today intended to prevent President Trump from sending federal troops to the city – as he threatened to do last week in response to protests – amid heightened concern following Saturday’s demonstration, vandalism and fire to the Alameda County Courthouse.

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