Justices Limit EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation, Stop Short of What Observers Hoped/Feared

David C. Smith Land Use Peter Duchesneau Environmental Litigation The Supreme Court severely limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) asserted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing emission sources such as coal-fired power plants. While devastating to EPA’s climate change regulatory efforts, the ruling is notably restrained in other areas that observers hoped and/or […]

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Rental housing in Flanders and Brussels with special attention to rental of student rooms

Seeds of Law is pleased to present its new publication entitled: ‘Housing rent in Flanders and Brussels – Your 70 answers to the most practical questions’. The book has become an extremely practical handbook that compares rental legislation in Flanders and Brussels. This is done on the basis of 70 questions and answers, each time referring to the […]

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The Succession Plan: An Estate Plan for Your Business

Many people understand the importance of creating a clear, comprehensive estate plan for their personal life. Ideally, you’ve already taken steps to prepare your Last Will and Testament, Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and any living trusts you wish to fund for your beneficiaries. Have you applied the same thoughtfulness and thoroughness […]

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Reform to the Charter of the French Language: an overview of the main amendments

With thanks to lawyers Félix Bernard, Yann Canneva, Catherine Cayer, Simon Chénard, Tina Hobday and Guillaume François Larouche and law student Meena Mrakade. On May 24, 2022, the Quebec government adopted the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (the “Act”). The Act received Royal Assent on June 1st, 2022 and can now be found […]

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An Insight Into the Eighth Judicial District Court’s Business Court

As many practitioners know, the Eighth Judicial District Court has a specialty business court with five judges acting as business court judges: Judge Nancy L. Allf, Judge Mark R. Denton, Judge Susan H. Johnson, Judge Joanna S. Kishner, and Judge Timothy C. Williams. While business court is still governed by the Eighth Judicial District Court’s Rules of Practice, due to the complex nature […]

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Tenant Not Responsible For Sidewalk Maintenance In The Absence Of Lease Requirement Or Conduct Creating Liability

In Segovia v R.T.H. Assoc. LLC, the Supreme Court of New York, Bronx County, recently addressed the issue of whether a commercial tenant occupying a property adjacent to a public sidewalk had a duty to maintain and repair same. Plaintiff in that case alleged that she fell while walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the property near […]

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Leveraging Medicaid to Reduce Youth Homelessness

Editor’s Note: Youth with behavioral health needs, particularly those receiving residential and inpatient treatment, are at significantly greater risk of homelessness. Among children 16 and younger, 1 in 10 who are leaving a public health system of care—such as foster care, residential behavioral health or the criminal justice system—will be homeless within 12 months. In […]

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Leveraging Medicaid to Reduce Youth Homelessness

Editor’s Note: Youth with behavioral health needs, particularly those receiving residential and inpatient treatment, are at significantly greater risk of homelessness. Among children 16 and younger, 1 in 10 who are leaving a public health system of care—such as foster care, residential behavioral health or the criminal justice system—will be homeless within 12 months. In […]

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