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The height of treachery

The Manila Times 29 Nov 2022
Last week, at a media forum, two prominent lawyers, Larry Gadon and Ferdie Topacio, assailed RA 11659, also known as the "Public Service Act," saying it was not only unconstitutional but also poses a threat to the country's economy and security. According to the two lawyers, the ...
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Irked by ‘slow trial’, Odisha man attacks judge with knife

The Times of India 29 Nov 2022
About 20 people, including lawyers, were present in the courtroom when Sahu went straight to her bench, brandished a knife and threatened to kill her ... A lawyer, who was present in the court, said nobody ever imagined that someone could resort to such a brazen act against a judge in whose court the accused's cases are pending trial.
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Two bills newly elected Gov. Hochul needs to act on ASAP— to show she’ll do ...

New York Post 29 Nov 2022
By contrast, if the governor fails to veto the Grieving Families Act — a massive giveaway to ambulance-chasing lawyers — it would cost New Yorkers billions, in the form of higher prices for health care, insurance and more ... If Hochul doesn’t veto the potential Grieving Families Act, there’s a chance New Yorkers could lose billions.
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Reproductive justice goes beyond abortion | FEEDBACK

Colorado Politics 29 Nov 2022
This week, community-based lawyers and funders hosted a webinar to illustrate how truly intersectional this new landscape is and the new moment that reproductive justice advocates and funders must live in. The panelists for the webinar were community-based lawyers.
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Shab Don to return to court on December 1

Jamaica Observer 29 Nov 2022
Popular music producer Linval ‘Shab Don’ Thompson Jr was a no-show in court today to stand trial for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act. According to the embattled producer's lawyer, Donahue Martin, the police had failed to bring the accused to court on the matter ... The incident occurred on South Street in Old Harbour ... READ ... READ ... .
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Bombshell Lawsuit Accuses Leon Black of Brutal Rape in Epstein Mansion

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2022
In a statement provided to The Daily Beast, Pierson’s lawyer Jeanne Christensen said, “Thanks to the passage of the Adult Survivor’s Act, survivors of sexual violence like our client Ms ... She had no idea what exactly he was doing to her to cause the tearing pain she felt or what acts he engaged in specifically during the violence.
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Outsourced Lawyers Acting for Hong Kong Government Must Observe National Security Law

The Epoch Times 28 Nov 2022
In addition to appointing designated judges for sensitive national security cases and cancellation of the jury at the national security trials, even the briefed-out counsels (private practice lawyers ...
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NY law allows adult sexual abuse survivors 1 year to sue over past incidents

Newsday 28 Nov 2022
... “bringing a lawsuit is hard, even if the end result is satisfying.” The group, which helps survivors and advocates for sexual abuse victims, cautions that not every sexual offense qualifies for action under the act, and not all lawyers are skilled in the area of sexual assault.
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Norway Appeal Court dismisses Oslo chancery building case against Ghana

Joy Online 28 Nov 2022
The Court was of the view that there is a particular reason for trusting lawyers who act on behalf of clients ... The Court thus ordered lawyer Mikkel Vislie who acted for Ghana and his insurance company, Tryg Forsikring to pay Jongsbru the sum of 37,712,904 Norwegian Kronner ad compensation.
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Norway Appeal Court dismisses appeal against Ghana in Oslo chancery building case

Joy Online 28 Nov 2022
The Court was of the view that there is a particular reason for trusting lawyers who act on behalf of clients ... The Court thus ordered lawyer Mikkel Vislie who acted for Ghana and his insurance company, Tryg Forsikring to pay Jongsbru the sum of 37,712,904 Norwegian Kronner ad compensation.
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Banker with cancer claims $5 million from NatWest over dismissal

Reuters 28 Nov 2022
Adeline Willis was dismissed eight months after cancer diagnosisWillis was dismissed by text when in hospital, lawyer saysDismissal was discriminatory, unfair - London employment judgeNatWest says committed to ensuring this cannot happen again ... Cancer is listed as a disability under the UK Equality Act 2010, protecting sufferers from discrimination.
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Ex-US Marine a 'high risk' inmate in Australia prison

Raw Story 28 Nov 2022
A former US military pilot has been placed under "extreme" restrictions inside an Australian prison while fighting a secretive extradition battle with the Department of Justice in Washington, his lawyer said following a court hearing Monday ... Defense lawyer Dennis Miralis said ...
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225 inmates get free legal advice

The Manila Times 28 Nov 2022
Two hundred twenty five persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) were given free legal advice by lawyers belonging to the Lingap Justice for League-Isabela at the Isabela Provincial Jail recently. Acting executive judge Joel Bantasan of the Regional Trial Court-Ilagan said they visit jails to professionally and legally help inmates.
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NU appoints lawyer to probe plaints against Dhawankar

The Times of India 28 Nov 2022
After refusal by the first committee under Dr Ambedkar College principal Pravina Khobragade to conduct inquiry against former Mass Communication head Dharmesh Dhawankar, who was sacked as varsity PRO recently, Nagpur University on Monday appointed lawyer Sumit Joshi to probe charges levelled by seven heads of departments.
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Same-sex marriage sought in India

Business Day 28 Nov 2022
The petition, filed earlier in November by a couple, evoked India’s Special Marriage Act, a law that originally legalised interfaith unions ... The Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposed legal recognition of same-sex marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act in a separate case that sought similar relief from a lower court.

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