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Legal News Roundup: July 1

Here’s a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week.

Coronavirus Regulations

Law360 – COVID-19 cases surged in many regions throughout the country. As a result, multiple governors paused reopening plans. LexisNexis has state-by-state data on coronavirus legislation and executive orders.

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Judge Temporarily Halts Mary Trump’s Book

Slate –  A New York judge temporarily blocked the publication of an unflattering tell-all book written by President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, contends the book violates a confidentiality agreement. Simon & Schuster is the publisher of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”

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Ohio AG Says GM Should Repay $60 Million

Reuters – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said that General Motors Co should repay $60 million in state tax credits after it closed its Lordstown Assembly plant in March 2019. Yost said GM agreed to maintain operations at its northeast Ohio plant through 2028 and retain 3,700 jobs through 2040 in exchange for the credits. “We demand the money that is rightfully owed to Ohio – no more, no less,” Yost said in a statement.

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Changing Legal Landscape in Hong Kong

Reuters – Communist China imposed new national security laws in Hong Kong. Leading Hong Kong lawyers are warning of a stark new era of mainland justice. The new rules signal an authoritarian future in the region.

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