Principles of Remedies

 Cuts signal a travesty of justice
Labour Research, October 2014

 The government has systematically attacked access to justice for workers whohave been unfairly treated by their employers or who have been injured or made ill bytheir work. The government's assault on the justice system means that all but the richest arebeing cut off from justice, say unions and campaign groups.  A significant part of this attack relates to workers and their employment rights.As the PCS civil service union notes, since the Tory-led coalition government came topower in May 2010, "we have seen one of the most concerted and cynical attacks on accessto justice and on workers' employment rights of modern times".  Part of this offensive has seen the introduction of fees for courts and tribunals,including Employment Tribunals (ETs) and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). As aresult, the number of tribunal claims has plummeted.
 ASBESTOS ALERT: Couple Name 109 Defendants in Fibro Suit
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 29, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Diamond Offshore Continues to Defend Fibro Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 29, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ex-Smoker's Award Won't Be Reduced in Case
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 29, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Owens-Illinois Had 2,500 Fibro Claimants
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 29, 2014

 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES REPORT ON KATKE AND BROSNAN FCA 1050
Australian Government News, September 29, 2014 Monday 2:38 PM EST

 SYDNEY, Sept. 29 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation:Katke v Brosnan [2014] FCA 1050
 Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent
Crikey, September 29, 2014 Monday 12:56 PM GMT

FULL TEXT http://media.crikey.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/eastwest1.png If Labor is elected in Victoria in November, it has said it will cancel contracts the Napthine government enters into for construction of the East West Link tunnel. Can it do this legally? Anybody can break a contract. This usually provides the other party with a legally enforceable remedy, which in most cases is compensatory damages. This applies to government, but government may get special treatment.
 N50bn debt: Bi-Courtney, AMCON brandish different court orders
Nigerian Tribune, September 29, 2014 Monday

 AS a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered Bi-Courtney Group of companies and its owner and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Wale Babalakin, to hand-over its concessionary powers to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with immediate effect following their inability to pay a N50billion debt owed the asset managers, the company in a swift reaction, said it had obtained a restraining order and warned AMCON against any takeover attempt. It also denied being indebted to AMCON and described the judgement as "fraudulent."
 Supreme Court hears contributory negligence appeal
Future News - Media Planner, September 29, 2014 Monday

 The Supreme Court hears an appeal in the case of Heather Jackson who on 12 Jan 2004, and then aged 13, was struck by a vehicle belonging to Andrew George Murray as she crossed a country road after alighting her school bus. Miss Jackson sustained serious injuries which the parties agreed were properly assessed as being valued at £2.25 million. Miss Jackson was initially held to have been 90% contributorily negligent, reduced to 70% on appeal. Mr Murray and his insurance company, Aviva, now appeal that reduced figure Event Start Date: 2014-10-20 Event End Date: 2014-10-20
 THEME PARK OWNERS LOSE BID TO GAG CAMPAIGNER
Media Lawyer, September 29, 2014 Monday

 The owners and operators of the Chessington World of Adventures amusement park have failed in an attempt to obtain an injunction to prevent a safety campaigner sending out mass-circulation e-mails and establishing websites on which to criticise them. Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing rejected the application, made by four companies and the chief executive officer of one of them, for an order intended to gag Dr Peter Cave , holding that his campaign was on a matter of public interest.
 Court halts kotokuraba market demolition on October 1
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 28, 2014 Sunday

 Cape Coast, Sept. 28, GNA - A Cape Coast High Court has placed an interlocutory injunction on the demolition of the Kotokuraba Market scheduled for Wednesday October 1, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has gathered.
 Confusion over Court Orders on Babalakin's Assets, Finance
Legal Monitor Worldwide, September 27, 2014 Saturday

 It was a sad day for the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of companies, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN as the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday moved to take over his companies as ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos, over a N50 billion debt.
 HC permits feuding siblings to share flat
The Times of India (TOI), September 27, 2014 Saturday

 Mumbai: A SoBo woman, barred from entering her deceased parent's sprawling tenanted Cuffe Parade flat following an application by her brother, a US national, found relief in the Bombay high court. A division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and G S Kulkarni struck down the order and allowed the siblings Sheetal Rajan and Anand Khopkar, both senior citizens, to occupy different portions of the apartment during pendency of the litigation.
 N50 Billion Debt - Confusion Over Court Orders On Babalakin's Assets, Finance
This Day (Lagos), September 27, 2014

 It was a sad day for the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of companies, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN as the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday moved to take over his companies as ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos, over a N50 billion debt. In a swift reaction, Bi-Courtney Group said it had obtained a restraining order and warned AMCON against any takeover attempt. It also denied being indebted to AMCON and described the judgement as "fraudulent."
 Northwest Local School District did nothing wrong in disciplining students, lawyers say
Legal Monitor Worldwide, September 27, 2014 Saturday

 Lawyers for Northwest Local School District say school employees didn't do anything wrong when they questioned four black students at Colerain High School last April and then expelled them. Parents of the four students filed a lawsuit Sept. 2 against the school district, saying that their sons' constitutional rights were violated when they were expelled for making rap music videos off school grounds. Several officers of the Colerain Township Police Department also were named in the suit.
 Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: Theories and Fads of Civil Procedure Part 3 of a 4-part series
Legal Monitor Worldwide, September 27, 2014 Saturday

 Now consider the fads, the procedural systems for presenting the case to the courts over the last 100 years. A. Forms Of Action Or Code Pleading. Pleadings were detailed recitations of the facts the lawyer believed or hoped he could prove, with the arguments leading to the conclusion those facts fit a precedent. They were then contested by a motion that said, “Even if he proves all that, he cannot win under the law.” If the pleader has not pled enough, he can add other facts by amendment until he runs out of things he thinks he can prove. Same with defenses.
 School guard's dismissal contested
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, September 27, 2014 Saturday

 The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has filed two complaints claiming age discrimination on behalf of a security guard who was stabbed while helping to stop a knife attack at Franklin Regional High School.
 Canada: Termination After Being Made The Subject Of Workplace Investigation May Entitle Employee To Moral Damages
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 26, 2014 Friday

 If an employee is made the prime suspect in a workplace investigation but is found to be not responsible for the harm that was the subject of the investigation, can the employer nonetheless terminate the employee's employment on a without cause basis with impunity? In refusing to grant summary judgment fixing the applicable notice period and dismissing the plaintiff employee's claims for moral and punitive damages in a termination without cause case, the Honourable Justice Margaret Eberhard in the case of Brownson v. Honda of Canada Mfg., 2013 ONSC 896, leave to appeal refused 2013 ONSC 6974, held that the answer may be that no, the employer cannot terminate the employee's employment on a without cause basis with impunity. Facts The facts of the case are buried in the myriad decisions concerning this case so far. In essence, the plaintiff employee, who had worked for Honda for over ten years became the subject of a workplace investigation concerning horseplay and vandalism.
 CITIC wins injunction against Mineralogy
Business Spectator, September 26, 2014 Friday

 A Chinese state-owned enterprise has called a halt on Clive Palmer's bid to terminate the Chinese state-owned enterprise's rights to mine his iron ore in Western Australia -- for now.
 Commission files complaints in guard's firing
Tribune-Review (Greensburg, PA), September 26, 2014 Friday

 The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has filed two complaints claiming age discrimination on behalf of a security guard who was stabbed while helping to stop a knife attack in Franklin Regional High School in April.
 FORM 8-K: CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC FILES Current report
US Official News, September 26, 2014 Friday

  CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC, Texas, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 26, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Texas Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. On September 22, 2014, the Board of Directors of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Mr. Gregory F. Conaway, age 39, as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Conaway had served as the Company’s Controller – Financial Reporting since May 2012. Prior to that time he served as the Company’s Assistant Controller – Financial Reporting from July 2011 to April 2012. Mr. Conaway will serve as the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company and lead the Company’s financial accounting and reporting efforts. Mr. David L. Pitts served as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer prior to Mr. Conaway’s appointment and remains the Company’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. Mr. Pitts also serves as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer.
 FORM 8-K: LABSTYLE INNOVATIONS FILES CURRENT REPORT
US Fed News, September 26, 2014 Friday 3:18 PM EST

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- LabStyle Innovations Corp., Caesarea Industrial Park, Israel, files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 24. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement On September 23, 2014, LabStyle Innovations Corp. (the "Company") entered into and closed the transactions contemplated by a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement (the "Securities Purchase Agreement") with fourteen institutional and accredited investors (the "Purchasers") memorializing a private placement offering (the "Offering") in which the Company raised approximately $4.2 million in gross proceeds. In the Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of (i) 42,350 shares of the Company's newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the "Series A Preferred Stock") and (ii) warrants (the "Warrants") to purchase shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the "Common Stock"). The Company expects to secure net proceeds of approximately $4.1 million from the Offering after deduction of estimated Offering expenses.
 Weekly: Clontarf Energy jumps 12.4% - outperforming 97% of stocks
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, September 26, 2014 Friday

 BRITISH WEEKLY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), United Kingdom's 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap, jumped 0.13 GBX (or 12.4%) in the trailing week to close at GBX1.18, after a third week unchanged. In the United Kingdom market of 1,352 stocks & 109 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative strength of 97 which means it is beating 97% of the market. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 188.5 points (or 2.8%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 15.1%. In the past week the market cap has jumped GBX49.8 million.Price Change %1-week3-monthsCLON12.38%21.03%Oil & gas producers-2.93%-8.06%FTSE 100-2.76%-1.6%
 BIBLT - BHP BILLITON PLC - Annual Financial Report 2014
Johannesburg Stock Exchange News Service, September 25, 2014 Thursday

 Annual Financial Report 2014 BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209 Registered in England and Wales Share code: BIL ISIN: GB0000566504Issued by:                 BHP Billiton PlcDate:                      25 September 2014To:                        London Stock Exchange                           JSE LimitedFor Release:               ImmediatelyContact:                   Elizabeth Hobley +44 (0) 20 7802 4054                        BHP Billiton Plc - Annual Financial Report 2014 UK Listing Authority Submissions The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: 
 Canada: Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds Regulator's Immunity In Fracking Case
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 25, 2014 Thursday

 On September 15, 2014, Alberta's Court of Appeal dismissed Jessica Ernst's appeal of the lower court decision holding that Alberta's Energy Resource Conservation Board (the "Board") is immune from private civil claims and certain Charter challenges.
 FORM 8-K: LIPOSCIENCE INC FILES Current report
US Official News, September 25, 2014 Thursday

  LIPOSCIENCE INC, Delaware, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 25, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Delaware Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On September 24, 2014, LipoScience, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, a Delaware corporation (the “Parent”), and Bear Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent (the “Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which the Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent. The Company’s board of directors has unanimously determined that the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby are advisable, fair to and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and has recommended approval of the Merger by the Company’s stockholders. Merger Agreement
 Insurer Told to Pay Up Rs 1.5L, Recover it from Vehicle Owner
New Indian Express, September 25, 2014 Thursday

 CHENNAI, Sept. 25 -- Even as it observed that the owner of the vehicle which caused an accident alone is liable to pay the compensation, considering the fact that it is very difficult for the victim to recover the award amount from the owner in a particular case that came before it, a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal directed the insurer of the vehicle to deposit the amount and recover it from the owner.On March 29, 2009, Yogapriya (15), resident of Kodungaiyur, was riding pillion with her mother. A goods carrier while reversing at high speed hit the two-wheeler due to which Yogapriya was thrown away and sustained grievous injuries.
 Jasmine International increases 0.7% on weak volume 25 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 25, 2014 Thursday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, increased 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) to close at THB7.15. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 5.8 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%. The volume was 0.5 times the average trading of 157.5 million shares.
 L'sea Resources International Holdings increases 1.6% on weak volume 25 September, 2014 17:00 HKT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 25, 2014 Thursday

 HONG KONG DAILY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 14th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, increased 0.50c (or 1.6%) to close at 31.50c. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which rose 77.2 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.3%. The volume was 0.7 times the average trading of 15.1 million shares.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 16.8% is better than sector average of 8.7%. This is computed as net profit margin of 13.1% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.8 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 1.6.+ Revenue growth rate is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]YearRevenue GrowthDec 13121.5Dec 1216.5
 PERMISSION DENIED UGC again rejects Symbiosis' plan for Hyderabad campus
Times of India (Electronic Edition), September 25, 2014 Thursday

 The University Grants Commission (UGC) has reaffirmed its position of not recommending the Pune-based Symbiosis International University's (SIU) proposal for an off-campus centre in Mamidpally near Hyderabad. The commission's latest decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court's directions on September 15 asking the UGC to hold afresh meeting and reconsider the proposal within three weeks.
 Clontarf Energy soars 12.4% on robust volume 24 September, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, September 24, 2014 Wednesday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 81st largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, soared 0.13 GBX (or 12.4%) to close at GBX1.18. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 5.8 points (or 0.09%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 12.3%. Trading volume was 2.7 times average.
 Court halts actions against Suntai
Nigerian Tribune, September 24, 2014 Wednesday

 The Taraba State High Court of Justice, sitting in Jalingo, has passed an injunction restraining the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, and the acting governor from carrying out any further actions against the office of the executive governor of the state pending the determination of the suit filed before it.
 FORM 8-K: LabStyle Innovations Corp FILES Current report
US Official News, September 24, 2014 Wednesday

  LabStyle Innovations Corp, Delaware, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Delaware Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement On September 23, 2014, LabStyle Innovations Corp. (the “Company”) entered into and closed the transactions contemplated by a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with fourteen institutional and accredited investors (the “Purchasers”) memorializing a private placement offering (the “Offering”) in which the Company raised approximately $4.2 million in gross proceeds. In the Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of (i) 42,350 shares of the Company’s newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) and (ii) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The Company expects to secure net proceeds of approximately $4.1 million from the Offering after deduction of estimated Offering expenses.
 Jasmine International decreases 1.4% - trailing 95% of stocks 24 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 24, 2014 Wednesday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, decreased 10.0 satang (or 1.4%) to close at THB7.10. In the Thai market of 547 stocks and 16 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative price strength of 5 indicating it is trailing 95% of the market. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 1.6 points (or 0.07%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.5%.  BEARISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.
 L'sea Resources International Holdings drops 3.1% on weak volume 24 September, 2014 17:00 HKT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 24, 2014 Wednesday

 HONG KONG DAILY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 14th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, dropped 1.0c (or 3.1%) to close at 31.0c. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which rose 84.5 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.5%. The volume was 0.4 times the average trading of 15.1 million shares.  BEARISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.
 Lafarge Urges Court to Stop SON From Sealing Up Factory Over Cement Labeling
The Guardian, September 24, 2014

 A cement manufacturing firm in Nigeria, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to restrain the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, its agents and privies from closing its business premises, following its (SON) recent directive on product labeling and traceability requirements, pending the hearing and determination of the present suit. Challenging SON's power to pre-approve all advertisement/commercials of the plaintiff's as well as certify block makers in Nigeria, Lafarge is contending that the directive by SON was confer unfair advantage to its competitors and enthroning monopoly in the cement industry.
 Petrel Resources PLC Interim Statement -3-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), September 24, 2014 Wednesday 7:00 AM GMT

 Suntai - Court Declines to Grant Injunction Restraining Medical Panel
This Day (Lagos), September 24, 2014

 A High Court of Taraba State presided over by Justice S. Haruna yesterday declined to grant an order and interim injunction restraining the medical panel constituted by the Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Josiah Sabo Kente, to verify the health condition of Governor Danbaba Suntai from carrying out its function. The judge however, ordered all the parties to the suit to maintain the status quo and to desist from taking any further actions or steps with respect to the office of the Governor of Taraba State that is capable of occasioning a breach of the peace and breakdown of law and order in the state.
 B. Braun Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Poly Medicure Ltd's Spanish Distributor Dextromédica S. L. in a Decision Confirmed by the Appeal Court of Barcelona
PR Newswire Europe, September 23, 2014 Tuesday 6:14 AM EST

 Dextromedica S. L. is preliminarily prohibited to make, import, use, sell, promote, advertise, offer for sale, or possess or store for the said purposes safety IV catheter products that infringe B. Braun's Spanish patent ES2402727. B. Braun obtained in the first instance a Preliminary Injunction against Dextromedica SL regarding safety IV catheters of Polymed, namely Polycan Safety, Poly Safety and Polywin Safety. In the first instance the Court maintained that these safety IV Catheters infringed the aforementioned B. Braun patent (docket number 455/2013, decision dated 1 August 2013). Dextromedica appealed the Preliminary Injunction at the Appeal Court of Barcelona, which rejected Dextromedica's appeal, confirmed the Preliminary Injunction and ordered Dextromedica to pay the costs of the appeal in a decision dated 17 September 2014 (served to the parties on the 22nd of September, docket number 457/2013-1). This interlocutory decision can no longer be appealed. There is a pending case on the merits of the first instance in which the parties are waiting for the judgment (the trial took place in March 2014).
 Biodiversity Offsetting Advances In Latin America Amidst Controversy
Eurasia Review, September 23, 2014 Tuesday

 By Emilio Godoy Compensation for biodiversity loss, which is taking its first steps in Latin America, is criticised by social organisations for “commodifying” nature and failing to remedy the impacts of extractive industries and other activities that destroy natural areas and wildlife. “No market mechanism resolves the underlying problem,” Margarita Flórez, executive director of the Environment and Society Association (AAS), a Colombian non-governmental organisation, told Tierrámerica. “The most serious thing is the environmental liabilities. What should be done about the damage that has already been caused? How do we make sure it’s really compensation and not just remediation? “We keep losing resources and we haven’t been able to curb the loss at all. This mechanism is plagued with contradictions,” she said.
 Canada: Security Breach Implicating Personal Information: Which Injuries Are Compensable?
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 23, 2014 Tuesday

 Class actions triggered by security breaches involving personal information are growing in popularity. The judgment rendered by the Honourable Justice André Prévost on August 20, 2014 in the matter Sofio v. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)1 clarifies the burden of proof in respect of the damage suffered by applicants at the authorization stage of a class action in the absence of proof that the personal information was misused. Let us review the facts A motion for authorization to institute a class action was filed on behalf of persons forming part of the following class, namely all the individuals and legal persons that have fewer than 50 employees since February 1, 2013, whose personal information was lost in Quebec by IIROC or one of its employees in 2013 (the "Members").
 Cement Labelling - Lafarge Asks Court to Stop SON From Sealing Up Factory
This Day (Lagos), September 23, 2014

 Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to restrain the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), its agents, from closing its business premises, following its (SON) recent directive on product labelling and traceability requirements, pending the hearing and determination of the present suit. Lafarge, a cement manufacturer, which is challenging the power of SON to pre-approve all advertisement/commercials of the plaintiff's as well as certify block makers in Nigeria, is contending that the directive by SON was confers unfair advantage to its competitors and enthroning monopoly in the cement industry. The company, which is also contending that it had no complains about the product labelling, also noted that deadline for same was too short, as it required more time to calibrate its machines to achieve same.
 Court adjourns NPP's injuction case to September 26
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 23, 2014 Tuesday

 Accra, Sept. 23, GNA- A Fast Track High Court on Tuesday adjourned to September 26 an interlocutory injunction filed against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) congress scheduled for October 18 to elect the party’s presidential candidate.
 Court rejects Suntai's attempt to stop medical panel
PM News, September 23, 2014 Tuesday

 Governor Danbaba Suntai A Taraba High Court in Jalingo on Tuesday refused to grant the prayers of ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai, asking for an interim injunction restraining the medical panel set up by the state assembly to investigate his health status.
 Victory For Environmental Groups: Transcanada Suspends Proposed Drilling at Cacouna, Quebec
Targeted News Service, September 23, 2014 Tuesday 10:45 PM EST

 Greenpeace Canada issued the following news release: The Quebec Superior Court granted an interlocutory injunction to stop drilling works undertaken by TransCanada Pipelines in Cacouna harbour, right in the middle of the St. Lawrence belugas' essential habitat. The injunction was requested by environmental groups and citizens concerned about the impact of drilling on this endangered species.
 Australia: Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 22, 2014 Monday

 Key Points: Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work. Contractors and consultants undertaking construction work (or design in relation to that work) should now review their insurance arrangements to ensure their coverage is sufficient. In cases of defective building work, the usual position has been that claims in contract and tort must be brought within six years of the cause of action arising. The recent Victorian Court of Appeal decision of Brirek Industries Pty Ltd v McKenzie Group Consulting (Vic) Pty Ltd [2014] VSCA 165 has upset that understanding, holding that section 134 of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) means that an owner has 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work
 Australia: Return to Work Bill 2014 - A modified return to common law action in South Australiia
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 22, 2014 Monday

 The South Australian Government's new Return to Work Bill 2014, allowing access to common law damages for the first time since 1992, represents a swinging back of the "tort law reform" pendulum. In the late 1990s and in the early part of the next decade, governments around Australia made changes to compensation schemes spurred on by rising insurance premiums and cost blow-outs. In 2002 federal, state and territory governments appointed a "Panel of Eminent Persons" to review the law of negligence, known as the Ipp Review. Following that review, every Australian jurisdiction enacted significant tort law reforms to implement its recommendations.
 DEADWOOD? Tree committee hasn't met for over a year
Times of India (Electronic Edition), September 22, 2014 Monday

 Delhi Tree Authority, a committee of forest and civic agencies formed to preserve trees in the city, hasn't met for over a year now. It is supposed to hold a meeting every three months to review the progress of various conservation initiatives and address concerns such as compensatory plantation against trees cut for infrastructure projects.
 Employment-related crimes; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

 I.   INTRODUCTION     II.  WORKER SAFETY          A. Occupational Safety and Health Act           1. Employer's Willful Violation of Standard Causing       Death       a. Elements of the Offense            i. Employer           ii. Willful Violation            iii. Specific Standard, Rule, Order, or           Regulation         iv. Causes Death   b. Defenses      i. Preemption         ii. Unpreventable or Unforeseeable Employee                 Misconduct        iii. Impossibility of Compliance             iv. Greater Hazard      v. General Defenses                 2. False Representations         3. Enforcement         4. Penalties        B. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act   III. THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT      A. Elements of the Offense           1. Employee           2. Employer           3. Willful Violation          B. Penalties:          C. Enforcement        D. Defenses       IV.  PAYMENT OR LOANS BY EMPLOYER TO EMPLOYEES OR LABOR      ORGANIZATIONS          A. Elements of the Offense           1. Employer           2. Willfulness         3. Pay or Lend Money or Thing of Value                 4. Employee or Representative of an Employee           5. Request or Receive          B. Exceptions          C. Penalties     V. PROTECTING UNION FUNDS UNDER THE LABOR-MANAGEMENT      REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE ACT      A. Elements of the Offense           1. Officer or Employee           2. Appropriation of Union Assets for One's Own or          Another's Purpose             3. Fraudulent Intent          B. Defenses            C. Penalties         I. INTRODUCTION       This Article analyzes criminal statutes that punish employers for violations of occupational safety and employment standards.
 ENVIRONMENT: BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING ADVANCES IN LATIN AMERICA AMIDST CONTROVERSY
IPS - Inter Press Service, September 22, 2014 Monday

 Compensation for biodiversity loss, which is taking its first steps in Latin America, is criticised by social organisations for "commodifying" nature and failing to remedy the impacts of extractive industries and other activities that destroy natural areas and wildlife. "No market mechanism resolves the underlying problem," Margarita Flórez, executive director of the Environment and Society Association (AAS), a Colombian non-governmental organisation, told Tierrámerica. "The most serious thing is the environmental liabilities. What should be done about the damage that has already been caused? How do we make sure it's really compensation and not just remediation? "We keep losing resources and we haven't been able to curb the loss at all. This mechanism is plagued with contradictions," she said.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES REPORT ON DB MARKETING SOLUTIONS AND CAUSE FCA 1026
Australian Government News, September 22, 2014 Monday 4:56 PM EST

 SYDNEY, Sept. 22 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation:DB Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd (formerly known as Auto Xtreme Electronics Pty Ltd) v Cause [2014] FCA 1026
 Financial institution fraud; I. Introduction through III. The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act C. Criminal Penalties Under 12 U.S.C. 1818; j, p. 1209-1236; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

 I.   INTRODUCTION     II.  BANK FRAUD STATUTE                A. Purpose and Scope              B. Elements of an Offense           1. Knowledge           2. Executes or Attempts to Execute           3. Scheme or Artifice             4. To Defraud or Obtain Monies By False or Fraudulent     Pretenses   a. Defrauding a Financial Institution       b. False or Fraudulent Pretenses         5. Financial Institution      C. Defenses               1. Custody or Control             2. Good Faith         3. Multiplicity of the Indictment        D. Penalties     III. THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REFORM, RECOVERY, AND        ENFORCEMENT ACT        A. Purpose and Scope              B. Civil Sanctions for Insider Fraud           1. Applicable Law in Civil Cases under FIRREA:
 HC notices to discom, civic agency on electrocution
Political & Business Daily (India), September 22, 2014 Monday

 NEW DELHI, Sept. 22 -- The Delhi High Court today issued notices to East Delhi Municipal Corpor- ation and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd on a plea of a couple seeking damages of Rs 45 lakh for the death of their 14-year-old son due to electrocution and injuries in a park run by the civic agency here.
 Kolkata High Court (Appellete Side) Indian Overseas Bank vs M/S. Julien Educational Trust
Pakistan Law Reporter, September 22, 2014 Monday

  C.O. 2002 of 2013 with gd C.A.N.12385 of 2013 Indian Overseas Bank Vs. M/s. Julien Educational Trust & Ors. Mr. Rajarshi Dutta Mr. Asit Kumar De ..for the Petitioner Mr. Pradip Kumar Ghose Mr. Ashish Chakraborty Mr. Saurabh Maitra Mr. Gaurav Purkayastha ..for the Opposite Party No.1. This petition under Article 227 of the Constitution is by a bank which has been subsequently impleaded in a suit filed in 2007 for specific performance of a contract relating to the purchase of an immovable property. The bank is the 12th defendant in the suit and the bank was impleaded in the year 2011 along with the defendant nos.9, 10 and 11 as added defendants. It is the bank's case that in connection with credit facilities accorded to a constituent, the defendant nos.9, 10 and 11 in the suit had furnished corporate guarantees, promising to make good the default on the part of the principal debtor. It is the bank's further case that the defendant nos.9, 10 and 11 are joint owners of the relevant property and had mortgaged the same with the bank in connection with the corporate guarantees executed and the credit facilities granted by the bank to its constituent.
 Kolkata High Court (Appellete Side) Sri Nima Tshering Lama(Bhutia) vs Sri Banu Munda And Another
Pakistan Law Reporter, September 22, 2014 Monday

  Sri Nima Tshering Lama(Bhutia) -versus- Sri Banu Munda and another. Mr. Hiranmoy Bhattacharaya Mr. Tanmoy Mukherjee ...for the petitioner.
 L'sea Resources International Holdings: Announcement inside information update on Mareva injunction order against substaintial shareholder
News Bites Asian Markets, September 22, 2014 Monday

 HONG KONG DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] This announcement is issued by L'Sea Resources International Holdings Limited (the "Company") pursuant to Rule 13.09(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Inside Information Provisions under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).
 Lafarge Asks Court to Stop Son From Sealing Up Factory
Daily Independent (Lagos), September 22, 2014

 Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc has filed a suit before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, seeking an order to stop the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and its agents from closing the business premises of the firm over alleged non-compliance with the recent directive on product labelling and traceability. The company is seeking an interim order to restrain SON carrying out the threat of sealing the business premises pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
 MEXICO: BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS ADVANCES IN LATIN AMERICA AMIDST CONTROVERSY
IPS - Inter Press Service, September 22, 2014 Monday

 Compensation for biodiversity loss, which is taking its first steps in Latin America, is criticised by social organisations for "commodifying" nature and failing to remedy the impacts of extractive industries and other activities that destroy natural areas and wildlife. "No market mechanism resolves the underlying problem," Margarita Flórez, executive director of the Environment and Society Association (AAS), a Colombian non-governmental organisation, told Tierrámerica. "The most serious thing is the environmental liabilities. What should be done about the damage that has already been caused? How do we make sure it's really compensation and not just remediation? "We keep losing resources and we haven't been able to curb the loss at all. This mechanism is plagued with contradictions," she said.
 Racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations; III. Defenses E. "Reverse Vertical Preemption" through VI. Non-Traditional Uses of the RICO Statute, p. 1631-1659; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

   E. "Reverse Vertical Preemption"             The Supreme Court has established several abstention doctrines requiring federal courts with proper subject matter jurisdiction to "stay its hand" when promoting an overriding policy, such as the maintenance of a specific relationships between the national government and the states. (229) Two such doctrines are the "Pullman abstention" doctrine (230) and the "Burford abstention" doctrine. (231) The Pullman abstention doctrine requires that federal courts refrain from deciding cases that raise potentially dispositive questions of serious, unsettled state law upon which state decisions may render a decision on the merits of the federal dispute unnecessary. (232) The Burford abstention doctrine allows federal courts to refrain from deciding cases when the subject matter of the dispute is the subject of extensive state administrative regulation and a federal decision would risk serious disruption of a state administrative scheme. (233)       In DeMauro v. DeMauro, (234) the First Circuit confronted a RICO action that was intermingled with a divorce proceeding.
 The Media, Omisore and Osun Elections
Vanguard (Lagos), September 22, 2014

 WHILE it is generally agreed thatno medium exists without its own bias, the greater truth is that the media is a public trust and its hallmark is integrity established by truth. When a medium publishes falsehood, either deliberately or inadvertently, it undermines the basis of its credibility. This is the trap that the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyiola Omisore, set for the Nigerian media before, during and after the August 9, governorship election in Osun State.
 Tree committee hasn't met for over a year
The Times of India (TOI), September 22, 2014 Monday

 New Delhi: Delhi Tree Authority, a committee of forest and civic agencies formed to preserve trees in the city, hasn't met for over a year now. It is supposed to hold a meeting every three months to review the progress of various conservation initiatives and address concerns such as compensatory plantation against trees cut for infrastructure projects.
 U. to be represented by leading law firm in mental health lawsuit
Daily Princetonian: Princeton University, September 22, 2014 Monday

 The University hired an important law firm last week to represent it in a mental health lawsuit in which a student was allegedly forced to withdraw following a suicide attempt. The student, who is unnamed in court filings, sued the University in March and is representing himself.
 Flight 3407 video relives night's horror
The Buffalo News (New York), September 20, 2014 Saturday

 Jurors silently watched Friday morning the darkly lit video that captured the inferno where Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence Center on the night of Feb. 12, 2009.  The only recognizable part of the plane in the video was the tail. The video also captured the voices of distressed neighbors, and eventually the approaching sirens of fire trucks.  But perhaps the most chilling sound on the video was the voice of Karen Wielinski, who escaped the fireball that was her home on Long Street.
 Ghana: IMF talks, anger at assault of journalists, opposition politics played up by media
PANAPRESS - Pan African News Agency, September 20, 2014 Saturday

 Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week fed on the commencement of talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from which the government, which is almost half-way through its term, is seeking assistance to quickly put the economy back on track. The media also played up the anger of journalists following assaults on some of their colleagues during their official duties and the seeming never-ending row in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
 Hugoton Royalty Trust Declares September Cash Distribution
US Official News, September 20, 2014 Saturday

  New York County Lawyers' Association has issued the following news release: Southwest Bank, as Trustee of the Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE – HGT) (the "Trust"), today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.086357 per unit, payable on October 15, 2014, to unitholders of record on September 30, 2014. The following table shows underlying gas sales and average prices attributable to the net overriding royalty payments made by XTO Energy Inc. (XTO Energy) to the Trust for both the current month and prior month distributions. Underlying gas sales volumes attributable to the current month distribution were primarily produced in July. Underlying Gas Sales  Volumes (Mcf) (a)
 MPA Rana Shoaib set on bail
Dawn (Pakistan), September 20, 2014 Saturday

  PML-N MPA Rana Shoaib Idrees, who is facing allegations of beating up a policeman and attacking the Khurrianwala police station, was set on bail on Friday.
 'Irregularities' in times of calamity
Dawn (Pakistan), September 19, 2014 Friday

 Many residents of the villages surrounding the Gujrat side of the Chenab are allegedly trying to cash in on the flood compensation spree by claiming relief despite having lost nothing.
 FORM 8-K: HORIZON PHARMA, INC FILES Current report
US Official News, September 19, 2014 Friday

  HORIZON PHARMA, INC, Ireland, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Ireland Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement. In connection with the Merger (as defined in Item 2.01 below), Vidara Therapeutics International Public Limited Company, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Ireland (now Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company) (the “Company” or “Vidara”), entered into the following agreements: Temporary Escrow Agreement The information set forth under Item 2.01 below concerning the entry into the Temporary Escrow Agreement (the “Escrow Agreement”) made and entered into as of September 19, 2014, by and among Vidara Therapeutics Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), Horizon Pharma, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Horizon”) and Citibank, National Association (“Citibank”), as escrow agent, is incorporated by reference in response to this item.
 FORM 8-K: SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORP /DE FILES Current report
US Official News, September 19, 2014 Friday

  SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORP /DE, Delaware, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Delaware ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers New Employment Agreement with David A. R. Evans On September 15, 2014, Salem Communications Holding Corporation (“HoldCo”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salem Communications Corporation (the “Company”), and David A.R. Evans entered into a new employment agreement pursuant to which Mr. Evans will continue to serve as the Company’s President – New Media. The Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company also approved the terms of Mr. Evans’ agreement.
 Jasmine International rises for a third consecutive day, a three-day rise of 2.1% 19 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 19, 2014 Friday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, rose 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) for a third consecutive day on Friday bringing its three-day rise to 15.0 satang or 2.1%. The stock last traded at THB7.20. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 37.0 points (or 1.6%) in the three days, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%. The volume was 0.5 times the average trading of 158 million shares.
 Plaintiff argued injuries resulted from crash
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 19, 2014 Friday

 Plaintiff Shannon Sohn sought compensatory damages from defendants Behrenwald Farms LLC, AIS Constructions Equipment Corp. and Charles Arthur Stroman, alleging that she suffered injuries arising out of an accident with a semi-truck.
 Weekly: L'sea Resources International Holdings increases 1.6% on weak volume
News Bites Asian Markets, September 19, 2014 Friday

 HONG KONG WEEKLY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 13th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, increased 0.50c (or 1.6%) in the trailing week to close at 31.50c. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which fell 289.2 points (or 1.2%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 2.8%. The volume was 0.6 times average trading per week of 75,482,000 shares. In the past week the market cap has risen HKD25.6 million.Price Change %1-week3-months001951.61%-8.7%Machinery/Industrial1.7%2.41%Hang Seng-1.18%4.79%
 'I' change India change
Merinews (India), September 18, 2014 Thursday

 India, Sept. 18 -- On the contrary, India embraces people with versatile talents and hence we have made it to the top of the list of developing nations. Developing- Until when? In case you have delegated all the tasks on the shoulders of the new PM Narendra Modi, expect nil advancements. Not because the new PM lacks that ability, but because change cannot be brought single-handedly.Of course, we have played a key role in electing a worthy squad that is to administer the nation for the next five years.
 Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers" Compensation : Decision No: 2014-0777, 2014 CanLII 52418 (AB WCAC)
Canadian Government News, September 18, 2014 Thursday

  Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation has issued the following decisions: Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation Docket No.: AC0239-14-72 Decision No.: 2014-0777 Introduction [1] The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) accepted the worker’s claim for a right shoulder injury occurring on December 16, 2009. On October 21, 2013, the worker was granted a non-economic loss payment (NELP) based on her assessed 2.52 percent permanent clinical impairment (PCI). The worker requested a review of the adequacy of the PCI as assessed. On March 18, 2014, the Dispute Resolution and Decision Review Body (DRDRB) upheld the WCB decision and the worker appealed to the Appeals Commission on March 18, 2014. [2] The employer and WCB were given notice of the hearing but have chosen not to participate. Issue
 Canada: Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Coverage: 2014 Update
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 Introduction This paper is intended as an overview of the current law in Ontario regarding uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Although these areas have certain similarities - both are highly complex, technical areas of the law that arise when there is insufficient insurance to cover the plaintiff's damages - there are critical distinctions between the two. Prior to working on any case involving either uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, every lawyer should review the sources of coverage and the recent case law. The coverages available in these areas are complex and often confusing to both the plaintiff and defence bar. Much judicial ink has been spilled on these subjects, a trend that will invariably continue, and their complexity has been well-acknowledged by the bench. It is important to keep in mind that these claims are covered by an insurance policy, and thus arise out of contract, and not tort. While they are normally resolved along with the determination of the tort lawsuit, both plaintiff and defence counsel must ensure they turn their minds to adducing evidence in respect of the coverage determination of the uninsured or underinsured claims, which is contractual.
 Former U-46 bilingual teacher files suit
Chicago Daily Herald, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 A former bilingual teacher is suing Elgin Area School District U-46 for racial discrimination based on national origin, according to court documents. Fernando Orozco, of Round Lake Beach, says he was fired from Kimball Middle School in Elgin in May without cause or justification by the school's principal, Alan Tamburrino, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court.
 Jasmine International short sell volume in bottom 10% of Thailand, increases 0.7% 18 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, increased 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) to close at THB7.15. The current short selling volume of 1,615,000 shares is 0.5 times its own historical average of 0.04%. The short sell percent defined by short selling volume/average daily volume was 0.01 for the day and as per that indicator the stock ranked in the bottom 10% of the Thai market. This is a bullish indicator. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 21.1 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.
 Cenkos Securities PLC Half Yearly Report -2-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), September 17, 2014 Wednesday 7:01 AM GMT

 Cenkos Securities PLC Half Yearly Report -5-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), September 17, 2014 Wednesday 7:01 AM GMT

  tax                                                             -          (15)           (15) Recognition of deferred tax on share-based payments previously unrecognised                                     (390)             -          (621) Deferred tax rate change adjustment                             36                          148 Adjustment for loss relief not claimed                                                         -            10             10 Adjustment in respect of prior period deferred tax                                                    -             -           (20) Adjustment in respect of prior period current tax                                                     -             -             25 Tax expense for the period                                   4,751           786          2,122 In addition to the amount credited to the income statement, deferred tax relating to share-based payments amounting to GBP1,416,548 has been charged directly to equity (six months ended 30 June 2013: GBP nil, year ended 31 December 2013: GBP236,520).
 Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff’s causation theory not supported with expert testimony
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 17, 2014 Wednesday

 The trial court correctly granted defendants summary disposition in this medical malpractice case because there was no expert testimony to establish that plaintiff’s claimed injuries were the result of defendant’s failure to diagnose problems with her palate and uvula.  
 UPDATE: Jasmine International closes at 5.5% above VWP 17 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 17, 2014 Wednesday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, increased 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) to close at THB7.10. The price is at a premium of 5.5% to the 1-month volume weighted average price of THB6.73. Given that this premium has been under 5.5% one hundred ninety-five times and over 5.5% forty-eight times in the last year, the downside:upside probability is estimated at 195:48 or 4.1:1. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 9.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.
 Potential Circuit Failure-Induced Secondary Fires or Equipment Damage
Targeted News Service, September 16, 2014 Tuesday 11:13 AM EST

 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following information notice: NRC INFORMATION NOTICE 2014-10: POTENTIAL CIRCUIT FAILURE-INDUCED SECONDARY FIRES OR EQUIPMENT DAMAGE ADDRESSEES All holders of an operating license or construction permit for a nuclear power reactor under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities," except those that have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. All holders of and applicants for a power reactor combined license, standard design approval, or manufacturing license under 10 CFR Part 52, "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants." All applicants for a standard design certification, including such applicants after initial issuance of a design certification rule. PURPOSE The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this information notice (IN) to inform addressees of recent operating experience related to a potential for circuit failure-induced secondary fire events or equipment damage. The NRC expects that recipients will review the information for applicability to their facilities and consider actions, as appropriate. Suggestions contained in this IN are not NRC requirements; therefore, no specific action or written response is required.
 Thailand: JAS - Petition for Interlocutory Injunction Order
Thai News Service, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") would like to inform the Stock Exchange of Thailand about the legal dispute and the petition for interlocutory injunction order in relation to the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") as the plaintiff and Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") as the defendant as per detailed below.
 United Kingdom: Insurance And Reinsurance Weekly Update - 9 September 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 Gray v Botwright Court of Appeal considers issues of causation and apportionment where negligence led to a "coincidence of location" Clyde & Co for respondent In the case of Whittle v Bennett [2006], the Court of Appeal referred to a "coincidence of location fallacy". In that case, A had sought to argue that, had B not been negligent earlier on (by failing to leave an appropriate stopping distance whilst driving), the accident in question would not have occurred as B would not have been at that particular spot in the road when the accident (which was not his fault) occurred. The Court of Appeal had dismissed an argument that there should be an apportionment of liability in such circumstances: many factors had contributed to the fact that B had been in the particular location when the accident had occurred (eg not having been stopped at traffic lights earlier on, as he might have been) and the issue of apportionment simply did not arise.
 UPDATE: Jasmine International drops 3.4% on firm volume 16 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, dropped 25.0 satang (or 3.4%) to close at THB7.05, ending a two-day streak of rises. Compared with the SET100 Index which fell 21.2 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.5%. This has been exacerbated by firm volume of 1.1 times average.  BEARISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.+ Economic Value Added defined by Net Operating Profit After Tax of THB3.1 billion less Cost of Capital of THB2.9 billion was THB155.3 million. The ratio EVA/Cost of Capital was less than stellar at 5.4%. Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:+ Price/Sales of 4.5 [3.2].
 Canada: Court Of Appeal Summaries (September 2 To September 5)
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 15, 2014 Monday

 Hello again. Topics in this week's three decisions include punitive damages for bad faith claims in the insurance context, summary judgment, and an interesting estates law decision on the tension between the claims of beneficiaries under a will and the claims of living spouses under the Succession and Law Reform Act. Fernandes v Penncorp Life Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 615 [Juriansz, Pepall and van Rensburg JJ.A.] Counsel: P.J. Pape and S. Goudarzi for the appellant D.J. Fife and M.A. Cameron for the respondent
 Gleacher & Co. announces FINRA panel decision on dispute with former CEO, COO
SNL Financial Services Daily, September 15, 2014 Monday

 Gleacher & Co. Inc. said Sept. 11 that the FINRA arbitration panel hearing the claims brought against the company by former CEO Thomas Hughes and former COO John Griff had made a decision relating to the termination of the former officers' employment in May 2013.
 Interview With Former U.S. Special Master for Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg
CEO Wire, September 15, 2014 Monday

 NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Nineteen deaths, not 13 deaths, that is the count GM compensation fund boss Ken Feinberg is going with, for now, because that is how many claims Feinberg has approved and pegged to that faulty ignition tragedy. No word yet on exact payment amounts or whether that 19 figure could approach anywhere near the 125 death claims submitted to GM. And we're not even talking about the hundreds more submitted outside the GM compensation program.
 Jasmine International in its biggest trailing week gain for 8 months 15 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 15, 2014 Monday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, lifted 15.0 satang (or 2.1%) to close at THB7.30. In the past week the shares have jumped 9.0%, the biggest trailing week gain since January 17. Compared with the SET100 Index which fell 5.2 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.3%.
 Jasmine International: Petition for Interlocutory Injunction Order
News Bites Asian Markets, September 15, 2014 Monday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") would like to inform the Stock Exchange of Thailand about the legal dispute and the petition for interlocutory injunction order in relation to the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") as the plaintiff and Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") as the defendant as per detailed below. We would like to inform that, in the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T and Triple T as mentioned above, TT&T demanded that Triple T make the payments in the amount of Baht 228 million, and in the petition for interlocutory injunction order, TT&T asked the Court to issue an order prohibiting Triple T from distributing, transferring, pledging or creating any encumbrances over its assets, i.e. the networks, by the reasons that such actions would prevent TT&T from enforcing the judgment against Triple T. The Court has scheduled the hearing on Triple T's witnesses on October 3, 2014 at 1.30 pm.
 Tema Central NDC elections postponed
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 15, 2014 Monday

 Tema, Sept. 14, GNA - A Tema High Court has halted the Tema Central Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from holding its elections after some members the party successfully filed an interlocutory injunction at the court.
 Injunction placed on NDC Tema Central election
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 14, 2014 Sunday

 Tema, Sept. 14, GNA - Some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tema Central Constituency, have filed an interlocutory injunction on the constituency's executive election.
 MBIUKI : President’s gesture in destroying drug ship proves government’s commitment
Sunday Nation (Kenya), September 14, 2014

 Damned if you do; damned if you don’t. The recent decision by the President to order and oversee the destruction of a huge narcotics haul as well as the ship in which they were trafficked into Kenya elicited a myriad of responses, some surprisingly negative.
 Pittsburgh Tribune Review
September 13, 2014 Saturday

 A dispute over a subdivision development reached federal court on Friday when a Bell Acres company filed a 100-page complaint against South Park, its code enforcement officer and it engineer.  Southersby Development Corp. accuses the township and its officials of racketeering and other federal and state offenses in their handling of its Della Strada subdivision. The company is seeking compensatory damages for lost sales, the return of a $5,000 maintenance bond, amounts it claims the township wrongfully charged to its escrow accounts and punitive damages.  South Park's solicitor couldn't be reached for comment.
 Court throws out injunction filed by NDC
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 12, 2014 Friday

 Accra Sept. 12, GNA - A Fast Track High Court on Friday threw out an interlocutory injunction filed by three persons seeking to restrain National Democratic Congress (NDC), Greater Accra Regional Committee from holding elections at the Kpone Katamanso Constituency.
 Saudi- SR 10m given in damages to 13 who were forced to overstay in prison
MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 12, 2014 Friday

 The Interior Ministry has given SR10 million to 13 former prisoners in compensation for being kept imprisoned more time than their original sentences. The maximum amount received by an inmate is SR2 million while the minimum SR59000.
 SR10m given in damages to 13 who were forced to overstay in prison
Arab News, September 12, 2014 Friday

 A group of Saudi prisoners after their release. (SPA) JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS The Interior Ministry has given SR10 million to 13 former prisoners in compensation for being kept imprisoned more time than their original sentences. The maximum amount received by an inmate is SR2 million, while the minimum SR59,000.
 Traffic impact still key issue in Cork port expansion
Irish Examiner, September 12, 2014 Friday

 Senior Cork County Council planner Paul Murphy told Bord Pleanála inspectors yesterday it should consider including the clause given that traffic impact on the N28 was the key issue when the port's 2008 expansion plan was rejected. Traffic remains the principle issue with this application, Mr Murphy told the second day of the board's oral hearing into the huge project.
 Weekly: L'sea Resources International Holdings in its biggest trailing week loss for 1 month
News Bites Asian Markets, September 12, 2014 Friday

 HONG KONG WEEKLY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 14th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, sank 1.50c (or 4.6%) in the trailing week to close at 31.0c. In the past week the shares have sank 4.6%, the biggest trailing week fall since Aug 08, 2014. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which fell 644.8 points (or 2.6%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of -2.1%. In the past week the market cap has declined HKD77 million.Price Change %1-week3-months00195-4.62%-19.48%Machinery/Industrial-1.49%-0.51%Hang Seng-2.55%5.47%
 Australia: Alarm bells for builders: Duty of care owed in respect of commercial buildings in NSW, and potentially in Australia
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 In a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Owners - Strata Plan No 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd [2013] NSWSCA 317, the Court found that a builder owed a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill in the construction of a non-residential building to avoid causing the owner and subsequent owner to suffer economic loss resulting from certain latent defects. The case represents a significant development in tort law with respect to builders' liability for economic loss caused by latent defects. This case has broadened the scope for litigation against builders, and has confirmed that a contract negotiated between two parties will not necessarily "cover the field" and exclude a common law duty of care (unless the existence of the tortious duty is so inconsistent with the terms of the relevant contract that the parties can be taken to have agreed to limit or exclude a tortious duty).
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