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India: Survey Shows That Most Indians Are Not Aware Of Good Samaritan Law

Most Indians are not aware that India has a well-thought-out law to protect good Samaritan, which is why whenever an accident occurs people tend to take photographs and record videos rather than taking the accident victims to the hospital for treatment. A survey conducted by an NGO, SaveLIFE foundation suggests that 8 out of 10 people are not aware of the Good Samaritan Law, 2016. The law protects Good Samaritan that volunteers to help accident victims.

 

India: ‘India Needs Smart Laws To Administer Smart Cities,’ Expert Says

A gathering of experts including, lawyers, architects, researchers, and urban planners on Tuesday suggested that the country needs smart laws to run smart cities. They made this known in a conference organized by the Heidelberg University of Germany and held in Delhi. The theme of the conference was “Sustainable Urban Development.” “It is important the Union government review most of its laws in order to achieve its proposed smart cities,” a lawyer noted.

 

 

Ireland: ELAI welcomes Senior Judges And Lawyers To Annual Dinner

 

The Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI) on Tuesday welcomed reputable Senior Judges and lawyers across the country to its annual dinner. The dinner was held at the conference room of the Westbury Hotel and was sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Special guests who graced the dinner include the Association’s Patron, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy and two executive members of the Association, Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan and Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon.

 

India: NUJS Students Holds Rally, Demands NLUs Be Recognise As INI

NUJS Kolkata student on Tuesday held a rally to draw the attention of both the school authority and the government. The students are demanding that the National Law Universities (NLUs) should be given the Institute of National Importance (INI) status. During the rally, the students carried placards with inscriptions such as “we demand INI status,” “government please hear our pleas”.

 

 

India: Punjab Government Invokes Stringent Law To Detent Suspected Narcotics Up To A Year

The Punjab Government on Tuesday cracked the whip on drug trafficking by invoking stringent law that would enable prosecutors to detent suspected narcotics for up to a year without trial, as well as attach the properties of proclaimed offenders in NDPS cases. The decision was made public by the police director general in Punjab in charge of drugs, Mohammad Mustafa. Mustafa announced that the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988 was necessary to serve as a deterrent.

 

 

Australia: Law Firm To Sue Uber Over Illegal Operation From 2014

 

A major law firm in Australia, Maurice Blackburn on Tuesday said it has concluded plans to sue Uber, a tax and hire-car service over the latter’s illegal operations. The law firm said the case would be filed later this year or early next year in the Victorian Supreme Court. The firm alleged that due to Uber’s illegal operations in from 2014, the Australian taxi and hire-car market suffered a huge loss. The suit against Uber would be the largest lawsuit in the history of Australia.

 

India: Sabarimala Roll: Kerala HC Orders Removal Of All Police Restrictions, Except To Maintain Law And Order

The Kerala High Court bench of PR Ramachandra Menon and N Anil Kumar on Tuesday removed all the restrictions imposed by the police at the Sabarimala temple, except the law to maintain law and order until the pilgrimage season ends. The court said chanting of ‘Sarana Mantra’ and ‘Nama Japa’ was the right of devotees. The court went ahead to constitute a two-member panel of justices S Siri Jagan and PR Raman with a view to ensuring that the judgement is fully implemented.

 

 

India: Delhi HC Stays The Retrenchment Of 297 PTI Employees

The Delhi High Court bench presided over by Justice C Hari Shankar on Tuesday stayed the retrenchment of 297 employees of the Press Trust of India. The court made the order after hearing the plea filed by the Federation of PTI Employees Union on October 9 challenging the retrenchment of its members. The Federation of Press Trust and the Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists in two separate statements on Tuesday hailed the judgement.

 

UK: “The Alleged Multi-Billion-Pound Fraud Case Against Two Oligarchs Should Not Be Heard In London,” High Court Rules

 

The High Court Bench of  Mr Justice Fancourt on Tuesday ruled that the alleged multi-billion pounds fraud case in PrivatBank against two oligarchs by names, Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov should not be heard in London. Mr Justice Fancourt said the English courts have no jurisdiction to hear such a case. It would be recalled that PrivatBank had submitted a petition against two of its former owners, Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov for defrauding the bank over £1.5bn between 2013 and 2014.

 

 

India: Non-Payment Of Dues: Bombay HC Orders Customs Department To Remove Broker From “Alert List”

The Bombay high court bench of justices Akil Kureshi and M S Sanklecha on Tuesday ordered the Customs Department to immediately remove a broker from its “alert list”. The court said the action of the Customs Department was “impermissible”. It would be recalled that the Customs Department had placed the broker on “alert list” for non-payment of dues. The Customs Department had asked the broker to pay a fine of Rs 89 lakh, prompting the broker to move the court.

 

India: Pune Family Court Adopts The Use of WhatsApp For Summons Over Traditional Methods

 

Although many people know that the WhatsApp messaging platform is mainly used to exchange and share information, a Family Court on November 22 adopted the use of WhatsApp for summons over traditional methods of summoning offenders or suspects. The Family Court of G G Bhalchandra in Pune city was hearing a restitution of conjugal rights suit filed before it by a 30-year old woman. It would be recalled that the woman’s lawyer, Sudhir Reddy from Reddy & Reddy law firm has tried on several occasions to serve the defendant in the case all to no avail. Reddy then applied to the Family Court to serve the defendant via WhatsApp.

 

Argentina: Argentina Considers War Crimes Investigation Of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince

The Argentina government on Tuesday announced that it is considering a war crime investigation against Saudi Arabian Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman before his appearance at the International summit with other world leaders. Earlier, Human Rights Watch based in New York had submitted a complaint letter to the Argentina Authorities against the crown prince of Saudi. Salman could face criminal liability for his actions when he was Saudi Defense Minister.

 

 

US: Sportsbook Operators Announce Formation Of A National NGO To Fight Fraud

US-based sportsbook operators on Tuesday announced that they have formed a non-profit organisation with a view to fighting fraud and monitoring integrity in the sports betting market. According to the operators, the non-profit organisation would be known as the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA). The announcement also noted that the Organization would partner with the state, regulators, and other stakeholders.

 

 

 

Canada: Proposed Saskatchewan legislation could lead to clashes and even deaths, Chief Bobby Cameron Says

 

A Canadian First Nations Leader, Chief Bobby Cameron on Tuesday said the proposed Saskatchewan legislation could lead to several clashes and even death. The proposed Saskatchewan legislation requires people to take permission before getting on a private land. Cameron cited an example of a man who was found hunting on Kawacatoose First Nation Land but was told he requires permission before he can continue hunting. He called on the government to have a re-think on the proposed Saskatchewan legislation.

 

 

UK: EU Trademark And Design Rights Holders To Keep Their Intellectual Property Protections Under Brexit Deal

 

Holders of EU trademark and design rights will still keep their intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom under the pending Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. According to the UK’s Intellectual Property Law, holders of such rights would get the same level of protection with respect to the agreement earlier signed. The agreement was approved on the 25th of November, 2018. Under the agreement, the dates to renew intellectual property rights on goods would remain the same as it were in the EU.

 

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