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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,...

Federal Judge Blocks Tiktok Ban in a Lawsuit Bought by Tiktok Creators

The Court’s Order followed the suit by three influencers on TikTok. The second TikTok ban was to take effect on November 12. It had been blocked by a Federal Judge in Pennsylvania.  Background  On May 15, 2019, Donald Trump in his...

Poland’s Top Constitutional Tribunal Bans Abortion: What Happened Next?

Protests broke out in the streets of Poland, after the country’s constitutional court ruling on October 22. The 27-year old law allowing abortions only in exceptional cases is now invalidated. A Complete Ban on Abortion The constitutional tribunal has struck the...

Supreme Court of Korea Upholds Former President’s 17-Year Term of Imprisonment

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...

UK High Court Quashed Fir Filed against Journalist Umesh Sharma

  In the case of Umesh Kumar Sharma Vs State of Uttarakhand and another, Mr. Justice Maithani directed CBI to file FIR on the basis of para 8 of the petition in WP CRL no. 1187 of 2020, a case...

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...

Federal Court Denied Involvement of US Department of Justice in Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit

Background  The Plaintiff, E .Jean Carroll, published a book where she wrote that a businessman, Donald J Trump had raped her in a dressing room, in New York Department Store. Immediately after the publication, Mr Trump publically declared it to...

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber for Discriminatory “Star Rating System”

The lawsuit was bought in the District Court of North California against Uber. The plaintiff claims class-action status on behalf of all the minority Uber drivers who have been terminated due to the Star system.  Background The Class Action was bought...

The European Court of Human Rights Orders Germany To Pay Non-Pecuniary Damages for Prison Strip-Searches 

A serving German prisoner was repeatedly stripped searched for non-legitimate purposes. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Germany had violated the Applicants’ rights as provided in Arts 3 – prohibition of torture, and Arts 13 –...

UK Court of Appeal Rules Home Department’s Deportation Policy of Immigrants Unlawful

Britain’s Court of Appeal quashed the Home Department’s deportation policy, declaring it unlawful; criticizing it for being too stringent on immigrants to comply with. Background The case in question concerned a public interest claim brought forward by Medical Justice, a charity...
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About the Opportunity Thomson Reuters is looking to hire for the job post of India Editor who is Mumbai-based, for its legal magazine Asian Legal...

Mono-Advocacy Competition by Alliance For Cause [AFC]: Register by December 25

  Alliance For Cause (AFC) is organising a Mono-Advocacy Competition with an aim to promote student involvement in Social issues by providing a fair and...

NUSRL | Constitution in its Seventies: National Blog Writing Competition

About the Competition On 26-11-2020, India celebrates the landmark 71 Years of its Constitution which was formally adopted on 26-11-1949. The Constitution, though young, has...

Call for Papers: Sharda University’s Conference on Green IP and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies [Feb 6, 11 AM]: Submit by Dec 25

Sharda University School of Law (SUSOL) is organising a Virtual International Conference on Green Intellectual Property and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies: Way Ahead on...