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Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
India

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour

The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation

California jury hits Bayer with over $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial; largest US jury verdict to date
Business

California jury hits Bayer with over $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial; largest US jury verdict to date

It was the third consecutive US jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year.

Cabinet Secretariat steps in as mounting litigation stalls Rs 1.5 lakh cr worth of infra projects, leading to delays, cost overruns
India

Cabinet Secretariat steps in as mounting litigation stalls Rs 1.5 lakh cr worth of infra projects, leading to delays, cost overruns

Among the ministries that have been asked to submit details, Ministry of Railways with over 66,000 pending cases contributes the highest number.

Apple has lost $145.1 million to WiLan Inc in a patent infringement case
News & Analysis

Apple has lost $145.1 million to WiLan Inc in a patent infringement case

It was determined that Apple iPhones infringed two WiLan patents relating to wireless technology.

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill: A potent weapon, if rightly used, can bring the Mallyas, Choksis back to where they belong
Business

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill: A potent weapon, if rightly used, can bring the Mallyas, Choksis back to where they belong

The Bill ostracises an offender from any civil rights to make his case legally and gives the power to local authorities to attach his assets and initiate proceedings.

Arun Jaitley says banks' exposure to telecom sector at Rs 97,681 cr 'highly unsustainable'
Business

Arun Jaitley says banks' exposure to telecom sector at Rs 97,681 cr 'highly unsustainable'

State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman pointed out that stress in the telecom sector has reached "highly unsustainable levels" due to erosion of topline and earnings of the service providers.

Yahoo is facing a new lawsuit alleging mismanagement of $17 million fund
News & Analysis

Yahoo is facing a new lawsuit alleging mismanagement of $17 million fund

Yahoo Inc has been hit with a lawsuit saying it failed to safeguard more than $17 million it pledged to help jailed Chinese dissidents in a 2007 settlement.

Judge may issue a warning to Uber in the Waymo-Uber case if key witness does not testify
News & Analysis

Judge may issue a warning to Uber in the Waymo-Uber case if key witness does not testify

The U.S. judge overseeing a blockbuster case over self-driving car technology suggested Uber could face an injunction if a key Uber executive does not testify for fear of exposing himself.

Make safe harbour rules attractive for tax payers, it will limit litigations
Business

Make safe harbour rules attractive for tax payers, it will limit litigations

Safe harbour rules of 2013 have fallen below the tax payers’ expectations and so have not been able to generate significant interest

Univision deletes Gawker posts subject to active litigation in bid to start over with a 'clean slate'
News & Analysis

Univision deletes Gawker posts subject to active litigation in bid to start over with a 'clean slate'

Univision Communications Inc said on Saturday it has deleted postings subject to active litigation against Gawker Media Group Inc to create a "clean slate" for the online publishing company acquired for $135 million in a bankruptcy auction last month.

Huge cost of litigation has turned justice into a dream for the weaker sections in India
India

Huge cost of litigation has turned justice into a dream for the weaker sections in India

Has justice become so expensive in India that it becomes evasive even for a senior ranking bureaucrat?

Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation
India

Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation

With an aim of encouraging pre-litigation settlements and reduce court cases, the government is considering to bring a law that will give legislative backing to such out-of-court settlements.

Apple vs Samsung: A global patent dispute that has spanned years, here's a summary for you
News & Analysis

Apple vs Samsung: A global patent dispute that has spanned years, here's a summary for you

Last week, there were reports about Samsung paying Apple $548 million. Ideally, that should have put an end to the long standing patent dispute. But it's unlikely to be the beginning of a peaceful road ahead for both the smartphone giants.

Huge amount of funds locked up due to litigation: Natchiappan
Business

Huge amount of funds locked up due to litigation: Natchiappan

Natchiappan told reporters at a press conference in Hyderabad that the committee would decide about setting up District Commercial Courts to deal with all cases of a commercial nature by July end.

Law officers in ministries to help reduce government litigation
India

Law officers in ministries to help reduce government litigation

In a bid to shed the tag of being the biggest litigant, the government has decided to attach law officers to various central ministries to ensure that courts are only approached as a last resort and cases where chances of winning are lean are not pursued.

Morgan Stanley agrees to pay $95 million in mortgage-debt settlement
Corporate

Morgan Stanley agrees to pay $95 million in mortgage-debt settlement

The settlement, disclosed in court papers filed Monday in New York federal court, follows years of litigation by investors over allegedly false and misleading statements over the soured securities.

Free speech is under tremendous threat in India: Suketu Mehta
Life

Free speech is under tremendous threat in India: Suketu Mehta

“It is clear that what the country needs is an unqualified constitutional amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech — like the American First Amendment. Otherwise, India’s claim to be the ‘world’s largest democracy’ is disingenuous,” said Mehta.

Justice delivery system needs to become more affordable: Manish Tewari
India

Justice delivery system needs to become more affordable: Manish Tewari

High cost of litigation is not only keeping away poor from getting justice but even making it unaffordable for upper middle class, Union Minister Manish Tewari said, advocating that the justice delivery system in the country be made more affordable

Litigation funds eye India as corporate tussles grow
Business

Litigation funds eye India as corporate tussles grow

Amid a rising number of international legal disputes involving entities and businesses in India coming to fore, a number of 'litigation funds' from abroad are sensing a niche business opportunity for them.