The law department said that the settlement was in the best interests of the city “given the uncertainty of litigation, including the unpredictability of how a jury might evaluate the evidence in this case, the fact that there is no statutory cap on the potential damages (and attorney’s fees) that could be awarded in this case if Mr. Owens prevails at trial, the current legal environment surrounding the Baltimore City Police Department.” … [Read more...] about Baltimore to consider paying $9M to man who spent 20 years in prison on wrongful rape, murder conviction
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UC’s governing board will vote Thursday on a 2018-19 budget plan that proposes a tuition decrease of $60 – the first time in nearly two decades that fees would drop from one year to the next. Academic charges, including tuition and student services fees, would total $12,570 annually. … [Read more...] about University of California proposes first tuition decrease in almost 20 years
Some who experienced the protracted political and courtroom battles over rent control in the late 1970s and 80s said the atmosphere is strikingly similar today. “Rents were going up. Property values were going up. People were leaving,” said Denny Zane, a co-founder of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, which spearheaded the city’s original rent control campaign in 1978. … [Read more...] about Strict rent control has been banned in California for 20 years. Now voters could resurrect it.
Two Southern California Republicans — Westminster Assemblyman Tyler Diep and Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do — also sent a letter to the president last week warning that deporting one-time refugees “will have a severe and irreversible human impact.” … [Read more...] about Leading Republicans question Trump plan to deport Vietnamese refugees, some in US over 20 years
II. DSHEAPresident Bill Clinton signed DSHEA into law on October 25, 1994. DSHEA codified dietary supplements as a distinct subset of food, and clarified that “dietary ingredients” in supplements are not “food additives” but have a separate and distinct safety standard. This change was critical because, unlike food additives, dietary supplements normally don’t have to satisfy premarket notification requirements. As a result, manufacturers generally do not have to submit scientific evidence demonstrating safety prior to marketing a dietary supplement unless it contains a “new dietary ingredient.” New dietary ingredients are ingredients not marketed in the United States prior to DSHEA. Any manufacturer or distributor of a new dietary ingredient must submit to FDA a 75-day premarket notification containing safety data. … [Read more...] about Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) – 20 Years Later – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly