India: Government Sets Up Panel To Review Competition Law
In a bid to align competition regulations with the changing business environment, the Central government on Sunday announced the constitution of a law review panel with a view to reviewing competition regulations. This was made known by the Ministry of Finance in a press release. The finance ministry made it known that the committee will review all existing regulations on competition so as to recommend the necessary changes. Other terms of reference of the panel include merger guidelines, anti-trust laws, as well as handling cross-border competition.
India: President Ram Nath Kovind Approves Legal Bill To Protect Good Samaritans Who Assist Accident Victims During Golden Hour
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional bill, 2016 into law. The intention of the bill is to provide legal protection to good Samaritans in Karnataka state who out of goodwill stop by to provide help to accident victims during golden hour. The law also made provision for immediate medical aid to accidents victims. With the law, Karnataka State is the first State in India to have such protection for good samaritans. The bill was informed owing to the high rate of road accidents.
USA: Governor Jerry Brown Approves A Bill To Make Women Part Of Corporate Boards
The governor of California state in the United States on Sunday signed a historic bill into law. The new law makes it mandatory for all corporate organizations whose headquarters is located in the state to include at least a woman in its board of directors by the end of next year. The new law has drawn widespread criticisms among private business operators, some of which said the governor is interfering with private businesses. However, Jerry Brown insisted that the law has more advantages than disadvantages.
India: I Will Resolve Inaccessibility Of Law And Delayed Court Cases, CJI-Designate Says
The Chief Justice of India designate, Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said his primary concern once he takes over office on October 4th is to resolve delayed court cases and Inaccessibility of law to most Indians. Gogoi made this remarks in New Delhi while addressing young lawyers. He used the medium to call on lawyers to submit their input on how to achieve this feat.
India: Registry Of Sexual Offenders: The Objectives Of The Idea
In a bid to maintain a database for sexual offenders, the Indian government recently launched a Registry. The register comes under the purview of the Criminal Law Act, 2018. The objectives of the Act is to ensure that only law enforcement agencies have access to the registry. The registry will capture those who are convicted of rape and gang-rape. The National Crime Records Bureau would be responsible for maintaining the database.
USA: Presidency Drags California To Court Over Net Neutrality Law
Following the signing of net neutrality bill into law and other 33 bills by the California Governor, Jerry Brown, the Trump administration on Sunday sued the state government. This was made known by the Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General in a press conference.
The net neutrality law brought by the Obama administration was repealed nine months ago by the federal government in an effort to halt Internet regulations.
India: Pending Court Cases: Bombay HC Ranks High As Of September
According to available data revealed over the weekend, the Bombay High Court ranked high in terms of a court with the highest number of pending cases. As of the 1st of September, 2018, there are over 4.64 lakh pending cases lying in the court. The data was revealed by the National Judicial Data Grid. Others courts with a high number of pending cases are Punjab & Haryana High Court (4.05 lakh) and Hyderabad (3.58 lakh cases).
India: 100-Mark Law Exam: Mumbai University Mistakenly Releases Schedule
Despite reducing the score from 100 to 60 for law school examinations, the management of Mumbai University mistakenly released a timetable detailing 100-marks for law school examinations. Both students and the entire University community are unclear about the timetable. According to the president of Law Students’ Council, Sachin Pawar, the circular is unclear about those students who would take “allow to keep term” papers. Pawar expressed displeasure with the development and revealed plans to mobilized massive protest against the implementation of the policy.
Canada: Law On Prostitution Puts Prostitutes At Risk, Lawyer Says
A legal luminary, Sarah Dane who works in Edmonton on Sunday said the new federal law enacted to protect prostitutes is actually putting them at risk. Dane said the prostitutes are feeling like they are in charge, while in essence, they’re actually putting themselves at risk. Dane called on the government to consider an amendment to the law with a view to removing the inherent risks prostitutes may face in the course of their duties.
India: Good Samaritans Get Legal Protection For Assisting Accident Victim
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional bill, 2016 into law. The intention of the bill is to provide legal protection to good Samaritans in Karnataka state without any form of harassment in the course of the investigation. The law also made provision for immediate medical aid to accidents victims. With the law, Karnataka State is the first State in India to have such protection for good samaritans. Belagavi session passed the bill in 2016.
India: ABASS VP Urges Union And State Governments To Protect The Practices Of Sabarimala
The Vice President of Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom, D. Vijayakumar on Saturday urged both the Union and state government to as a matter of urgency consider making laws to protect the tradition of Sabarimala. Vijayakumar stressed that the ruling Supreme Court judgment which allowed women of all ages to offer prayers at the Hindu temple would have consequences since the temple does not have amenities to accommodate women.
UK: UK Prime Minister Announces Measure To Stop Restaurants From Keeping Waiters’ Tips
The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May will today announce a new measure that would halt the practice of Restaurants owners keeping the tips customers usually give waiters. The move by the PM is on the grounds that waiters had protested the practice by major restaurants. Labour in a press release has chided the Prime Minister saying the measure is a copy of its policies earlier announced in July.
Australia: Legal Education: Law Students’ Association VP Highlights Issues Facing Students
The Vice President of Law Students’ Association, Mardi Grivas on Sunday gave highlights of the issues law students currently face. Grivas gave the highlight during a conference held to sensitize law students on the way forward. The VP urged government at all levels to support legal education and make provision for measures that would encourage students to study harder.
New Zealand: PM Assures Quick Fix On Adoption Law Via Surrogate
Following a social media post by a popular broadcaster, Toni Street, the New Zealand prime minister on Sunday assured the state of immediate amendments to the legislation on adoption. Street had posted on her Instagram timeline the challenges she faced while attempting to adopt the son she gave birth to through surrogate. The post by Street elicited reactions from her followers who condemned the country’s outdated adoption laws.