The Lahore High Court in Pakistan has outlawed the use and conduct of virginity tests, namely, the use of the “two-finger” virginity test and the hymen examination in cases of rape and sexual abuse. Background In Sadaf Aziz & Others v...
Earlier last week, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, sitting in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court denied the Government of the U.S.A.'s request to the U.K. to extradite Mr Julian Assange over his espionage convictions in the U.S. on the grounds of...
Constitutional Court of South Africa Declares Provisions of Domestic Workers’ Injury Compensation Legislation To Be Unconstitutional
The Constitutional Court of South Africa in Sylvia Mahlangu v Minister of Labour , declared parts of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to be unconstitutional as it infringed fundamental rights of workers as provided under...
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has rejected allegations of state law violations made by President Trump’s campaign over election oversight in Philadelphia county. Background The case concerned the processing of mail-in and absentee ballots received from voters in Philadelphia County in...
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom began its’ four-day hearing in the matter of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance . The appeal concerned the construction of certain provisions in insurance policies written by the Appellant Insurers relating...
English Commercial Court Rejects Kuwait’s Appeal for English-Jurisdiction Over Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Following the Lugano Convention and Brussels Regulations
The English Commercial Court of the Queen’s Bench Division rejected an appeal from a Kuwaiti public body that sought to claim English-jurisdiction over 37 defendants alleged to have been associated with a multibillion-dollar civil fraudster. Background The Public Institution for Social...
Supreme Court of Canada States That Duty of Care Is Owed to Restaurant Customers; Not Franchise Operators
In the case of Ontario INC. V. Maple Leaf Foods INC, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 5-4 majority decision, has sided with Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a supplier to Mr. Sub (the restaurant) over a tort of...
Supreme Court of Missouri Refuses to Review a $2.1 Billion Award Against Johnson & Johnson Over Ovarian Cancer-Causing Talc Powder
The Supreme Court of Missouri has refused to review a $2.1 bn award by a St Louis jury, which found Johnson & Johnson Inc. guilty of manufacturing baby talc-powder that was laced with asbestos and caused ovarian cancer. Background In 2018,...
The Supreme Court of Korea upheld the decision of the Seoul Central District Court which sentenced former president Lee Myung Bak to 17-years in prison over corruption charges. Lee Myung Bak – the Story So Far Lee Myung Bak was the...
U.S. District Court Sentences NXIVM Founder Keith Raniere to 120 Years in Prison Over Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Charges
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York convicts NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”) founder, Keith Raniere, to 120 years in prison over federal sex trafficking, racketeering and possession of child pornography charges. Background NXIVM is an American Company that...
Moshiuzzaman holds a 2:1 LL.B degree from BPP University (UK). He is currently pursuing the CFA chartership and working as an independent legal researcher at the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
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The ad war between the German personal care brand Sebamed and the consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has come to an end. On January 19th, Bombay High Court passed an injunction order permitting the Sebamed ad against Hindustan Unilever’s Dove without any changes. It was observed that Sebamed ads were backed with evidence-based data. However, Sebamed was ordered to put an end to its advertisement that compared HUL soap bars Lux, Pears, and Santoor with Rin and detergent category.
The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court rejected 4 petitions of 4 businessmen after observing that white-collar crimes are more serious than murder and dacoity. The businesspersons were booked for fraud of evading GST by producing fake invoices.
Right To Protection Can’t Be Granted To Married Woman Involved in Live-in Relationship: Allahabad High Court
The Bench of Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition of a live-in couple, observing that a married woman in a live-in relationship is not entitled to any sort of legal protection whatsoever. The Court remarked that they are adults and should live as ‘husband and wife’ if they want no one to interfere in their lives.
Parley with the Pirates
Dr Vijay Kumar Singh is the Dean of the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He is known for his experience in the field and his will to never stop learning. His journey is quite interesting as he started off as a science student and with time discovered his passion for law. He has served as the Deputy Director in the Competition Commission and also as the Associate Professor and Head of Corporate Law at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Dr. Singh was invited as the Member on the Editorial Board of Annual Journal on Competition Law and Policy of Competition Commission of India, SIPI Task Force and Academics Committee of INSOL India, to name a few. He also has written many research papers and has published his work in form of books. In this Interview, Dr Singh discusses his life as a student of law and how he utilizes his experience from those days to help the students of the University. He also discusses his experience of working at different places and provides advice on certain problems commonly faced by students of law.