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London court reopens $7bn Brazil dam collapse lawsuit

YET ANOTHER environmental disaster, initiated by a large corporate body’s reckless actions, will be scrutinised by a court of law.

Vijay Mallya declared bankrupt by London court

The week brought bad news for the King of Good Times, Vijay Mallya, as the Insolvency and Companies Court of the London High Court declared the former liquor baron of India, fugitive from Indian law, bankrupt.

Obama exceeded his power, US court rules, declares “Dreamers” programme illegal

THE “DREAMS” programme, instituted by former US president Barack Obama in 2012 as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, has been termed illegal by a federal court of that country.

Justice Sujata Manohar gets the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honour

Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sujata Vasant Manohar, has been awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honour, instituted by the World Jurist Association and the World Law Foundation.

French authorities initiate judicial probe into 2016 Rafale deal

French authorities initiate judicial probe into 2016 Rafale deal A judicial probe has been ordered by authorities in France into alleged corruption in the €7.8 billion sale of 36 Dassault-built Ra...

To recover arbitration approved dues, Cairn targets other GOVT firms

Having sued Air India and having come up against stiff resistance from the Indian government, British Oil company Cairn Energy Plc has now set its sight on assets of other Indian government-owned firms from the US to Singapore.

Nestlé, Cargill can’t be sued over child labour in Ivory Coast: US Supreme Court

THE SUPREME Court of the United States ruled that Nestlé USA and Cargill Inc. can’t be sued in US courts over child labour abuses allegedly committed in Ivory Coast.

Kulbhushan Jadhav given right of appeal by Pak National Assembly

PAKISTAN’S NATIONAL assembly approved a bill that would allow Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal his conviction in a Pakistan court. The bill was adopted by the National Assembly after approval from the 21-member standing committee.

Mallya’s plea for Rs 7.8 crore from frozen funds turned down by London court

A London court recently refused to release the over £758,000 (Rs 7.8 crore) that former liquor baron Vijay Mallya wanted from funds held by the court to allegedly pay his legal fees in India.

Russian billionaire’s ex-wife targets his super yacht

Tatiana Akhmedova, the former wife of Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov, who has moved her divorce settlement to a London court, is bent on getting her pound of flesh for the 21 years she had been wife to the gas tycoon.

News Update

NGT directs stoppage of Baitarani river project work of sand filling, embankment, retention wall

According to the order 8 applicants are seeking a direction to the respondents restraining them from the sand filling work of the river basin of Baitarani on the South Bank at the place where river Baitarani bifurcates as Old Baitarani and New Baitarani in the Bhadrak District of Odisha.

Allahabad High Court recalls order listing case of errant advocate before another bench

The Allahabad High Court has recently recalled its order in which it had directed the listing of a matter before another bench citing the "mischievous behaviour of the advocate".

CBI seeks dismissal of petition for separating Director of Prosecution from agency, says post enjoys full autonomy in affidavit

The Central Bureau of Investigation has informed the Delhi High Court that the Directorate of Prosecution has got full autonomy and there is no interference in the functioning of a law officer and it has no decision-making power in the appointment of the Director of Prosecution.

Supreme Court allows appeal against summons issued to invoke power under Section 319 CrPC

The Supreme Court has set aside the summons passed by the Sessions Judge, Khiri saying the Sessions Judge will apply his mind in the light of principles laid down by the Constitution Bench.
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