International Courts

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 Guinea Declared Two Time President of Guinea as Winner of Elections for Third Time 

Background Conde is Guinea’s first and only democratically elected president. Conde, the country’s current president finished two terms in office and campaigned to change the constitution, in order to circumvent the two-term limit that the constitution prescribes. Earlier this year,...

President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo Will Face Charges for War Crimes in Hague.

Author: Rithu In the present case, President Hashim is being accused of war crimes of the 1990s regarding an armed conflict against the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. This was in furtherance of liberating Kosovo from the hold of Siberia  Background  In 1989,...

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,...

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...

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