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 Isolation of a New Steroidal Glycoalkaloid from Solanum xanthocarpum
Pakistan Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, December 31, 2014 Wednesday

  Abstract: A new steroidal glycoalkaloid was isolated from barries of Solanum xanthocarpum together with two other known steroidal glycoalkaloids. The structure of new steroidal glycoalkaloid was elucidated as O-(3){ a-L- rhamnopyranosyl-(12gal)- A3/4-D- galactopyranosyl}-solasodine on the basis of spectroscopic analysis as well as comparison with reported spectroscopic data of related compounds. Keywords: Solanum xanthocarpum steroidal glycoalkaloid O-(3) {a-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(12gal)-A3/4-D- galactopyranosyl}-solasodine.  1. INTRODUCTION
 China Metal Recycling: Update to Shareholders
News Bites Asian Markets, November 1, 2014 Saturday

 HONG KONG DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] Reference is made to the announcement of China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited (Provisional Liquidators Appointed) ("Company") dated 11 June 2014 in relation to certain ongoing legal proceedings involving the Company and/or its subsidiaries ("June Announcement"). Capitalised terms defined in the June Announcement have the same meaning in this announcement. Winding-up Petition - HCCW 210/2013
 ASBESTOS UPDATE: CECONY Has $7MM Liability for Fibro Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, October 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: ConEdison Has $50MM Liability for 2007 Rupture
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, October 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: ConEdison Records $8MM Liability for Fibro Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, October 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Transocean Units Have 15 Suits in Mississippi
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, October 31, 2014

 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES REPORT ON ASMAR AND FAIR WORK COMMISSION FCA 1156
Australian Government News, October 30, 2014 Thursday 9:58 AM EST

 SYDNEY, Oct. 30 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation Asmar v Fair Work Commission [2014] FCA 1156
 Ireland: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: impact assessments
European Union News, October 30, 2014 Thursday

  Government of Ireland has issued the following news release: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: impact assessments From: Department for Business, Innovation & SkillsFirst published: 25 June 2014Last updated: 30 October 2014 , see all updates Part of: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill and Making it easier to set up and grow a business  Impact assessments summarising the cumulative effects of the proposed policies in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.DocumentsSmall Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: summary impact assessment
 LNG RESOURCES BERHAD (ACE Market) MATERIAL LITIGATION
Malaysian Government News, October 30, 2014 Thursday

  LNG RESOURCES BERHAD (ACE Market) has released following corporate information with Kualalumpur Stock Exchange: LNG RESOURCES BERHAD [LNG] • ZDGP Technology Sdn Bhd ("Plaintiff") vs Oriental Fastech Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (“OFM’) [Suit No. 22NCVC-664-09/2012
 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC: Bench Trial in J&J Suit Set for Nov. 20
Lloyd's Corporate Litigation Reporter, October 29, 2014

 Dr. Luke sues Kesha's mother
Brampton Guardian, October 29, 2014 Wednesday

 Dr. Luke is suing Kesha's mother. The music producer - who has been accused by the 'Tik Tok' hitmaker of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her - has filed a lawsuit against Pebe Sebert, claiming she orchestrated a smear campaign of lies against him and tried to extort him in desperate attempts to get the 27-year-old singer out of her contract with him.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES REPORT ON DB MARKETING SOLUTIONS AND CAUSE FCA 1153
Australian Government News, October 29, 2014 Wednesday 3:05 PM EST

 SYDNEY, Oct. 29 -- 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 1153
 Federal Court of Australia Judgment: DB Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd (formerly known as Auto Xtreme Electronics Pty Ltd) v Cause [2014] FCA 1153
Financial Law Reporter, October 29, 2014 Wednesday

  Federal Court of Australia has issued the following press release:  FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA DB Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd (formerly known as Auto Xtreme Electronics Pty Ltd) v Cause [2014]
 Lilly Responds to Decision in Case of Terrence Allen, et al. v. Takeda
US Official News, October 29, 2014 Wednesday

  New York County Lawyers' Association has issued the following news release: Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) issued the following statement today in response to a judge's ruling that the punitive damages awarded in the case of Terrence Allen, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., et al, No. 6:12-cv-00064 be reduced. The judge in the Louisiana multidistrict litigation trial reduced the punitive damages from $3 billion for Lilly and $6 billion for Takeda to $9.2 million for Lilly and $27.6 million for Takeda.
 Washington: Teamsters Local 89 Strikes Voith Industrial Services Over Unfair Labor Practices
US Official News, October 29, 2014 Wednesday

  Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers has issued the following news release: Voith Industrial Services (a Division of German corporation, Voith GmbH) for the company’s repeated and ongoing violations of the National Labor Relations Act. After being found by an administrative law judge of having committed numerous unfair labor practices against its employees and the members of Teamsters Local 89, Voith failed to comply the Judge’s Order and remedies. This, and other events, ultimately led to the decision by Local 89 to engage in an UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE STRIKE.
 Parties in Kotokuraba Market Case Seek Out Of Court Settlement
Ghana News Agency (GNA), October 28, 2014 Tuesday

 Cape Coast, Oct. 28, GNA - The two parties involved in the demolition of the Kotokuraba Market case currently pending at the Cape Coast High Court have consented to an out of court settlement.
 TP - Whether assessee rendering support function to a Sogo Sosha can be equated with activities of a normal trader
Tax India International, October 28, 2014 6:30 AM EST

 2014-TII-215-ITAT-DEL-TP IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNALBENCH 'I', NEW DELHI ITA No.5042/Del/11Assessment Year: 2007-08 MITSUBISHI CORPORATION INDIA PVT LTD5TH FLOOR, BIRLA TOWER, BARAHKHAMBA ROADNEW DELHI-110001PAN NO:AAFCS1248E Vs DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAXCIRCLE 6(1), NEW DELHI
 Another ethics complaint filed against Humphreys
West Virginia Record, October 27, 2014 Monday

 Canada: Top 5 Civil Appeals From The Court Of Appeal (October 2014)
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 27, 2014 Monday

  1. Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate, 2014 ONCA 618 (Blair, Watt and Lauwers JJ.A), September 3, 2014 2. Mauldin v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, 2014 ONCA 641 (Strathy C.J.O. (In Chambers)), September 16, 2014 3. Mangal v. William Osler Health Centre, 2014 ONCA 639 (Feldman, MacPherson and Hourigan JJ.A.), September 17, 2014 4. Algonquins of Pikwakanagan v. Children's Aid Society of the County of Renfrew, 2014 ONCA 646 (Doherty, Tulloch and Benotto JJ.A.), September 23, 2014 5. Wallace v. Crate's Marine Sales Ltd., 2014 ONCA 671 (Juriansz, LaForme and Lauwers JJ.A.),September 30, 2014 1. Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate, 2014 ONCA 618 (Blair, Watt and Lauwers JJ.A), September 3, 2014 In these appeals, which arose from a dispute over the division of an estate, the Court of Appeal addressed the consequences of a failure to allow joinder. Gus Sorkos and Victoria Cowderoy were in a common law relationship for 40 years. A year after Victoria's death, Gus married Rena. Gus died in 2008, having named Rena the beneficiary of his Registered Retirement Income Fund, valued at $287,185.
 Pittsburgh Tribune Review
October 27, 2014 Monday

 A federal judge Monday reduced the damages in a Pittsburgh police brutality case to $50,000.  Anthony Kenney, 40, of Perry North in the North Side said in his federal lawsuit that Officer Matthew Turko used excessive force and Officer Robert Smith failed to intervene during a December 2012 traffic stop. A federal jury in July awarded him $5,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages against the two officers.
 Man blames Sam's Club, treadmill maker for injuries
West Virginia Record, October 27, 2014 Monday

 MONSTER BEVERAGE: Says False Advertising Suits Have "No Merit"
Class Action Reporter, October 27, 2014

 Monster Beverage Corporation said in its Form 10-Q Report filedwith the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2014, forthe quarterly period ended June 30, 2014, that the Company hasbeen named as a defendant in various false advertising putativeclass actions and in a private attorney general action. In theseactions, plaintiffs allege that defendants misleadingly labeledand advertised Monster Energy(R) brand products that allegedlywere ineffective for the advertised benefits (including, but notlimited to, an allegation that the products do not hydrate asadvertised because they contain caffeine). The plaintiffs furtherallege that the Monster Energy(R) brand products at issue areunsafe because they contain one or more ingredients that allegedlycould result in illness, injury or death.
 UK: Professional Negligence And English Law
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 27, 2014 Monday

 What is professional negligence? Professional negligence exists when a professional (for example: surveyors, accountants, lawyers, valuers, professional trustees) within his specific area fails to meet the required standard of responsibility (i.e. has been negligent) and, as a result of his actions, has caused another party to suffer loss enabling a claim to be brought against him. Such actions include: breach of duty of care in tort; breach of a contractual term; breach of a fiduciary duty; or breach of a statutory duty. Damages for such claims seek either to put the claimant in the position he would have been in if the contract had been properly performed (contractual negligence claims) or to put the claimant in the position he was in prior to the tort taking place (negligence claims in tort). Generally, only under contractual negligence claims can the claimant seek to recover future economic loss. The claim is usually brought by the professional's client, although there are occasions where it is possible for third parties to also take action. For most professions, professional indemnity insurers will be involved, even before solicitors are instructed, and the professional's role in the matter may become secondary as the insurers take an active role in managing the claim.
 Woman files slip-and-fall suit against Red Lobster
West Virginia Record, October 27, 2014 Monday

 People in the news
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 25, 2014 Saturday

 Ex-TLC manager sues members Perri "Pebbles" Reid, the former manager of 1990s R&B group TLC, has sued the two living members of the group for defamation in a civic suit filed in Fulton County this week over the 2013 VH1 biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story." Reid said in the lawsuit the film portrayed her as a "conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain." In the lawsuit, she called this image false, saying she "nurtured" the young women and often gave them more money than their contracts required. She is seeking $40 million in punitive and compensatory damages against Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. RODNEY HO
 Corridors of Power
Russia & CIS Military Daily, October 24, 2014 Friday 5:12 PM MSK

Russia will sue for damages if Mistral contract not honored, Kremlin says In the event of a failure to honor the Mistral contract Russia will seek compensatory damages, said Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration.
 FORM 8-K/A: Thermal Tennis Inc FILES Current report
US Official News, October 24, 2014 Friday

  Thermal Tennis Inc, Nevada, has filed FORM 8-K/A (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Nevada ITEM 1.01—ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT See description under Item 2.01 below.2 ITEM 2.01—COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OR DISPOSITION OF ASSETS On August 15, 2014, Thermal Tennis, Inc., a publicly held Nevada corporation subject to the periodic reporting requirements under the Exchange Act (“Thermal Tennis”), and CannaSys, Inc., a privately held Colorado corporation focused on providing services to the cannabis industry (“CannaSys”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to combine the business and activities of Thermal Tennis and CannaSys into a single entity (the “Merger”). Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thermal Tennis formed to effectuate the Merger was merged with and into CannaSys, the surviving entity, which then became a wholly owned subsidiary of Thermal Tennis. By operation of the Merger, which was effective August 15, 2014, all of the CannaSys outstanding common stock was converted into a total of 6,000,000 shares of common stock of Thermal Tennis, which constitutes 57.70% of the Company’s total issued and outstanding common stock.
 FORM 8-K: E-WORLD USA HOLDING,INC FILES Current report
US Official News, October 24, 2014 Friday

  E-WORLD USA HOLDING,INC, Nevada, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Nevada Item 1.01. Entry into Material Definitive Agreement. Share Purchase Agreement On October 20, 2014 (the “Closing Date”), E-World USA Holding, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), completed the acquisition of Prime Nutrisource, Inc., Prime Nutrisource, Inc. (New Jersey) and Nugale Pharmaceutical, Inc., recognized leaders in custom contract manufacturing of nutritional and cosmeceutical products based in Toronto, Canada. On the Closing Date, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, E-World Canada Holding, Inc., a Canadian corporation (the “Purchaser”), entered into a share purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Guo Yin (Wynn) Xie, Jian Long, Hong Shu Zhu, 2434689 Ontario Inc., 2434691 Ontario Inc., 2434694 Ontario Inc. (collectively, the “Vendors”), and Prime Nutrisource Inc., an Ontario corporation (“Prime”), Nugale Pharmaceutical Inc., an Ontario corporation (“Nugale”), and Prime Nutrisource Inc. (New Jersey), a New Jersey corporation (“Prime (New Jersey)” and, together with Prime and Nugale, the “Prime Corporations”).
 Lawyer sues Police Officer for obstruction
Ghana News Agency (GNA), October 24, 2014 Friday

 Agona Swedru, Oct. 24, GNA - Mr. Ishmael Kofi Turkson, an Agona Swedru-based legal practitioner, has sued Inspector John Kojo Botwe of the Kaneshie Police in Accra and four other tenants in his house at Swedru for trespassing on a parcel of land.
 RUSSIA
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin, October 24, 2014

Russia will sue for damages if Mistral contract not honored, Kremlin says In the event of a failure to honor the Mistral contract Russia will seek compensatory damages, said Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration.
 Russia will sue for damages if Mistral contract not honored, Kremlin says
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, October 24, 2014 Friday 10:06 AM MSK

 In the event of a failure to honor the Mistral contract Russia will seek compensatory damages, said Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration.
 WORLD
Ukraine Business Daily, October 24, 2014 Friday 12:56 AM MSK

RUSSIA WILL SUE FOR DAMAGES IF MISTRAL CONTRACT NOT HONORED, KREMLIN SAYS In the event of a failure to honor the Mistral contract Russia will seek compensatory damages, said Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration.
 Canada: Court Of Appeal Summaries (October 13 To 17, 2014)
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 23, 2014 Thursday

 Below are this week's summaries. Topics include summary judgment in the limitation period context, property disputes involving religious organizations, family law, appellate jurisdiction for appeals from small damages awards, concurrent liability in tort and contract in the context of an agreement of purchase and sale of land and municipal freedom of information requests. Have a nice weekend. Hanisch v. McKean, 2014 ONCA 698 [MacPherson, Simmons and Gillese JJ.A]
 ENDOCYTE INC: Faces Vivian Oh Trust Securities Class Action
Class Action Reporter, October 23, 2014

 Endocyte, Inc. said in its Form 10-Q Report filed with theSecurities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2014, for thequarterly period ended June 30, 2014, that on July 13, 2014, acomplaint in a securities class action lawsuit was filed againstthe Company and one of its officers and directors in the UnitedStates District Court for the Southern District of Indiana underthe following caption: Vivian Oh Revocable Trust, Individually andon Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. Endocyte, Inc. andP. Ron Ellis. The complaint alleges, among other things, that thedefendants made false and misleading statements aboutvintafolide's Phase 3 trial and its future prospects, and violatedSection 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgatedthereunder, by, among other things: employing devices, schemes andartifices to defraud; making untrue statements of material fact oromitting to state material facts necessary in order to make thestatements made not misleading; or engaging in acts, practices anda course of business which operated as a fraud and deceit uponpurchasers of the Company's securities during the class period.
 Federal Court of Australia Judgment: Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal (No 3) [2014] FCA 1129
Financial Law Reporter, October 23, 2014 Thursday

  Federal Court of Australia has issued the following press release:  FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal (No 3) [2014] Citation:  Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal (No 3) [2014] Parties:  LEICA GEOSYSTEMS PTY LTD (ACN 000 112 765), LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG and LEICA GEOSYSTEMS MINING INC v ANDREW KOUDSTAAL and AUTOMATED POSITIONING SYSTEMS PTY LTD (ACN 098 359 301) File number  139 of 2012
 Man blames town for damages after water line break
West Virginia Record, October 23, 2014 Thursday

 Ontario Superior Court of Justice : Retrocom Investment Management Inc. v. Davies Smith Developments Inc., 2014 ONSC 6128 (CanLII)
Canadian Government News, October 23, 2014 Thursday

  Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued the following decision CITATION: RETROCOM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC. v. DAVIES SMITH DEVELOPMENTS INC., 2014 ONSC 6128 COURT FILE NO.: CV-12-445552 MOTION HEARD: OCTOBER 8, 2014 SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE - ONTARIO RE: Retrocom Investment Management Inc. v. Davies Smith Developments Inc. BEFORE: MASTER R.A. MUIR COUNSEL: Michael Magonet for the plaintiff R. Leigh Youd for defendant
 Will insurance cover removal of bees nest?; Your queries answered
The Irish Times, October 23, 2014 Thursday

 Q We have a problem; a swarm of bees has got into our house, under one or more roof tiles, this summer. We suspect there is honey there, just below our roof which is very difficult to get at. Our house is insured. If it is costly to correct the problem, is it likely to be covered by our insurance? We would be grateful for any help or advice you can give. AThe first thing is to confirm is whether it's a bees' nest or a wasps' nest. Wasps are more commonly found in attic spaces. Bees are less aggressive and generally considered highly beneficial to the environment. It is believed that some species are under threat. Unlike wasps they should not be killed and beehives should be left undisturbed whenever possible.  If you have to remove them, either because a family member is allergic to bees or they pose a risk to the occupants, then you should contact your local beekeeper but expect to pay for this service. All steps should be taken to avoid harming bees and the beekeeper will use a method of smoking, which calms the bees down, to remove and relocate the nest.
 Alberta Labour Relations Board : Mudge v Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Alberta Health Services, 2014 CanLII 57538 (AB LRB)
Canadian Government News, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

  Alberta Labour Relations Board has issued the following decision: Directed to: AHS IT Employees Association, c/o D'Arcy & Deacon LLP - Orvel Currie/Ivan Holloway, Cheryl Lynn Mudge, Linda Kathleen Ralston, Gerrit Jan Van Schuur and Dwayne Burt Mason - c/o D'Arcy & Deacon LLP, Orvel Currie/Ivan Holloway, Field LLP - Geoffrey Hope, Alberta Health Services - Mark Kent/Tina Giesbrecht, Nugent Law Office - Patrick Nugent, The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees - Larry Dawson/Carol Drennan/Carl Soderstrom RE: An reconsideration application brought by Cheryl Lynn Mudge, Linda Kathleen Ralston, Gerrit Jan Van Schuur and Dwayne Burt Mason affecting The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Alberta Health Services – Board File No. GE-06906 RE: An unfair labour practice complaint brought by Cheryl Lynn Mudge, Linda Kathleen Ralston, Gerrit Jan Van Schuur and Dwayne Burt Mason affecting The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Alberta Health Services – Board File No. GE-06906
 Australia: Who pays the costs associated with managing the fund management component of the damages? Gray v Richards [2014] HCA 40
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

 In 2003, 10 year old Rhiannon Gray sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. Due to her injuries, she will require constant care and will remain incapable of managing her own affairs. Through her mother, she commenced legal proceedings and the parties compromised the majority of her claims for $10 million plus an amount of damages, to be assessed at a later date, to cover the expenses associated with managing her lump sum award.
 AUSTRALIAN COURT RECOGNISES ENGLISH ARBITRATION AWARD
Legal Monitor Worldwide, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

 A shipowner headquartered in Singapore entered into a contract of affreightment (COA) with an Indian company for the shipment of six annual cargoes of coal in the shipowner ´s vessels.
 Bank Accuses Businessman of Scandalising Sector
Daily Independent (Lagos), October 22, 2014

 First Bank of Nigeria Limited, on Tuesday, accused the Managing Director of Index Petrolube Africa Limited, Ezeani Nnamdi Thankgod, of scandalising the Nigerian banking sector with monumental debts to the tune of N12.4 billion to various financial institutions.
 Bermuda: Offshore Case Digest: Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands - Issue #7 - March 2014 - June 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

 Bermuda Supreme Court April WINDING UP - THE COMPANIES ACT, 1981 - BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION ACT, 1993 - ABILITY OF SECURED CREDITOR TO PETITION - STAY OF EXECUTION OF ENFORCEMENT ORDER In the Matter of LAEP Investments Ltd ("the Company") [2014] SC (Bda) 23 Com (1 April 2014) The Court was asked to consider three applications before the Court: (1) An amended petition to wind up; (2) A Summons of the Company to dismiss the petition and set aside the appointment of the Joint Provisional Liquidators ("JPLs"); and (3) A Summons of the Company to stay execution of a Court Order granting leave to the Petitioner to enforce an arbitral award against the Company in Brazil (the "Enforcement Order"). Winding Up Petition: The Judge considered the Company's arguments that the winding up was sought to subvert the judicial process in Brazil and that the debts were already fully secured in Brazil. The Court was not satisfied with the evidence on either point. It was noted that the fact that a creditor is secured did not prevent it bringing a winding up petition (Moor -v- Anglo-Italian Bank [1979] 10 Ch 681 applied). The Judge ordered the winding up of the Company.
 Court Fixes Nov 13 for Definitive Hearing of Ibru's Suit Against FG
This Day (Lagos), October 22, 2014

 A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 13 for a definite hearing of the suit brought before it by former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the defunct Oceanic International Bank Plc, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru, wherein she accused the federal government of violating the terms of her plea bargain agreement. Ibru instituted the suit for herself and the Ibru Group against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
 Crash and Splash - Maritime Collisions Under UAE Law
US Official News, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

  Legal Resources Association has issued the following news release: Understanding the legal implications of maritime collisions under Dubai, Abu Dhabi and broadly under the law of United Arab Emirates. 1. What is collision under UAE Maritime Law? A maritime collision is when there is physical contact between two vessels. This can be classified as one of three categories: i) fault of one vessel, ii) fault of both vessels, and iii) force majeure (event that cannot be controlled by the parties). The UAE Maritime Law expressly states that, if a collision arises due to the error of one vessel, the same will be solely liable for all resulting loss and damages, including all damages of cargo, belongings, monies or personal injury. If the collision has been cause by simultaneous negligence of both parties, where they failed to divert their course in due time, it will be considered as a both to blame collision. As a result both parties will be blamed and the liability will be assessed in proportion to the degree of error of each party. 2. If at the last minute we manage to avoid physical contact but some damages were caused to another vessel?
 Thailand: Information Technology and various government database units will be standardised and integrated
Thai News Service, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

 Information Technology and various government database units will be standardised and integrated to ensure greater efficiency and accuracy under a national junta-initiated reform, a Bangkok seminar kicking off the effort was told on October 20, The Nation reports.
 Thailand: JAS - Placing money or security at Nonthaburi Provincial Court
Thai News Service, October 22, 2014 Wednesday

 20 October 2014 - We refer to the complaint filed by TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") against Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") at Nonthaburi Provincial Court (the "Court"), requesting the Court to enforce Triple T to make debt repayment of Baht 228,700,161.34; the petition for an interlocutory injunction requesting the Court to prohibit Triple T from disposing or creating any encumbrance upon the assets of Triple T, which are networks, by alleging that the enforcement of judgment debt might not be possible should TT&T wins the case; and the objection against the petition filed by Triple T. After the investigation of the witnesses of the two parties, the Court scheduled the hearing of the order with respect to the petition for an interlocutory injunction on 21 November 2014 at 09.00 hrs. as detailed in the lawsuit referred to in 1) and the Letter of Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") referred to in 2).
 @New screen S/C head;Govt databases and IT to be standardised, integrated
The Nation (Thailand), October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 The Nation @BT New Screen/briefs Text - no indent; Information technology and various government database units will be standardised and integrated to ensure greater efficiency and accuracy under a national junta-initiated reform, a Bangkok seminar kicking off the effort was told yesterday.
 Australia: The assessment of damages for flagrant infringement of the Halal-certified Trade Mark under the new section 126(2) of the Trade Marks Act in Halal Certification Authority Pty Limited v Scadilone Pty Limited [2014] FCA 614
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 The Halal Trade Mark is a seal used by the applicant to certify, for reward, those businesses that used halal practices in the preparation of goods and services in accordance with the Islamic faith. The Halal Trade Mark is registered in respect of Class 35: Personal and social services, and Class 42: scientific and technical services: issuing halal certifications to business and individuals for goods and services if religious and technical requirements are met. The applicant alleged that the three respondents had been using the Halal Trade Mark without its permission to indicate that kebab meat products used were halal. Perram J found that there was evidence of infringement since the kebabs, when sold under the halal certificate, were closely related services of providing halal certification for the purposes of Section 120(2) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (TMA), namely they were closely related to the services in respect of which the Halal Trade Mark is registered.
 Brazil: Australian Court Recognises English Arbitration Award
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 A shipowner headquartered in Singapore entered into a contract of affreightment (COA) with an Indian company for the shipment of six annual cargoes of coal in the shipowner 's vessels.
 Car victim's £2m battle goes to Supreme Court
Scottish Express, October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 A YOUNG woman who suffered horrific injuries after being knocked down when she was a schoolgirl has taken her £2million battle for compensation to Britain's highest court.
 CN reports Q3-2014 net income of C$853 million, up 21 per cent from year-earlier net income of C$705 million
PR Newswire, October 21, 2014 Tuesday 4:08 PM EST

 Q3-2014 diluted earnings per share (EPS) of C$1.04 increased 21 per cent over adjusted diluted Q3-2013 EPS of C$0.86 (1) CN generated record quarterly revenues and improved operating ratio to 58.8 per cent /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014. Third-quarter and nine-month 2014 financial highlights
 Court Nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim's Take-Over of Newswatch
Daily Trust (Abuja), October 21, 2014

 A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday nullified the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred the ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror Limited owned by a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim.
 Court Quashes Jimoh Ibrahim's Takeover of Newswatch, Halts Further Publications
This Day (Lagos), October 21, 2014

 Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday quashed the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred the ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror Limited owned by a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim. The judge also awarded N15.7 million damages against the respondents as well as an order halting further publications of Newswatch Daily among other reliefs sought by the petitioners. Delivering judgment in a petition filed the two minority shareholders, Prof. Jubril Aminu and Mr Nuhu Aruwa, challenging the validity of the takeover of the company, Justice Buba upheld all their prayers of the minority shareholders who had filed the suit challenging the validity of the takeover of the company.
 Court restrains Shatta Wale
Ghana News Agency (GNA), October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 Accra Oct. 20, GNA- A Fast Track High Court on Monday restrained Charles Nii Amarli Mensah aka Shatta Wale, one of Ghana’s dance hall king artiste, from repeating four videos in relation to Charter House.
 Employment - Retaliation - Age discrimination - Apology
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, October 21, 2014 Tuesday

 Where the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights found that the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals (1) retaliated against a doctor for filing previous charges of discrimination and (2) discriminated against him on the basis of age, the finding of liability was supported by the evidence, but the commission exceeded its statutory authority by ordering the employer to apologize to the doctor. Retaliation “It is undisputed that, prior to the instant matter, Dr. (John] Satti filed two claims against MHRH with the Commission. Section 28-5-7(5) declares it an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an employee who ‘has made a charge, testified, or assisted in any manner in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this chapter(. ]’ Consequently, the Hearing Officer did not err in finding that these actions constituted protected conduct and that Dr. Satti satisfied the first prong of the prima facie case in his retaliation claim.
 PUBLIC SERVICE: Still Subject to Natural Resource Damage Claims
Lloyd's Environmental Reporter, October 21, 2014

 Servotronics Ordered To Pay More Than $5 Million For Wrongful Termination Of President
US Official News, October 21, 2014 Tuesday

  New York County Lawyers' Association has issued the following news release: Servotronics Inc. (NYSE MKT: SVT) has been ordered to pay more than $5 million for wrongfully terminating its former president and chief operating officer, Nicholas D. Trbovich, Jr.
 Court Nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim's Ownership of Newswatch, Stops Further Publications
Leadership (Abuja), October 20, 2014

 Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday nullified the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror Limited owned by Lagos based businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim. Justice Buba in a judgment on a suit filed by some minority shareholders of the news outfit challenging the validity of the takeover of the company awarded N15.7 million damages against the respondents. The court also ordered a stop to further publications of Newswatch Daily among other reliefs sought by the petitioners.
 Damages - Assault - Remittitur
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, October 20, 2014 Monday

 Where a trial judge reduced a $1.75 million verdict to $925,000, the judgment is not, as the defendant asserts, still excessive following the remittitur. “This case arises from (defendant Shawn P. ] McKiernan’s assault on plaintiff on February 23, 2006. The plaintiff filed suit against defendant for negligence, assault, and battery on September 16, 2008. At trial, defendant did not contest liability, and plaintiff presented evidence that he suffered a significant and traumatic brain injury as a result of the assault.
 How the media helps perpetuate a high cost of living
Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition), October 20, 2014 Monday

 Reforming politicians earn little positive press to offset the costs of angering powerful interests. Last week’s uproar over the price of Milky puddings died down quickly once the myth that Israelis were flocking to Berlin was debunked, but the high cost of living remains unchanged. Although Israelis across the political spectrum regularly deem this issue one of their top concerns, successive governments have done little to address it. Various players share the blame for this failure, including politicians, big businesses, public-sector unions and the defense establishment. But one major culprit consistently escapes scrutiny – the media.
 Jasmine International : Placing money or security at Nonthaburi Provincial Court
News Bites Asian Markets, October 20, 2014 Monday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] We refer to the complaint filed by TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") against Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") at Nonthaburi Provincial Court (the "Court"), requesting the Court to enforce Triple T to make debt repayment of Baht 228,700,161.34; the petition for an interlocutory injunction requesting the Court to prohibit Triple T from disposing or creating any encumbrance upon the assets of Triple T, which are networks, by alleging that the enforcement of judgment debt might not be possible should TT&T wins the case; and the objection against the petition filed by Triple T. After the investigation of the witnesses of the two parties, the Court scheduled the hearing of the order with respect to the petition for an interlocutory injunction on 21 November 2014 at 09.00 hrs. as detailed in the lawsuit referred to in 1) and the Letter of Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") referred to in 2).
 Judges hear contributory negligence appeal after Aberdeenshire school bus incident
Future News - Media Planner, October 20, 2014 Monday

 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 Murray as she crossed the A98 Fraserburgh to Banff Road in Aberdeenshire 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% contributory 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
 Supreme Court of India Deo Kalya Patil & Ors vs Nagindas Shamjibhai Shah Thr
Pakistan Law Reporter, October 20, 2014 Monday

  IN THE SUPREME COUR OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION  SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 19552 OF 2013 Deo Kalya Patil & Ors. …Petitioners  Versus Nagindas Shamjibhai Shah Thr. Lrs. & Ors. …Respondents  J U D G M E N T Chelameswar, J. 1. The petitioners herein are the plaintiffs in suit No .632 of 2010 on the file of the Special Civil Judge (Senior Division), Thane and the respondents are the defendants therein. For the sake of convenience they are referred to in this judgment as they are in the suit. The suit is filed with the prayers as follow:- it be declared that the suit lands were agricultural lands on 1.4.1957; if be declared that the predecessor-in-title – Kalya Padya Patil of the Plaintiffs was lawfully in possession and cultivating the suit lands on 1.4.1957 as tenant thereof and consequently had become the deemed purchaser thereof and the Plaintiffs being the heirs of said Kalya Padya Patil are therefore entitled to the benefits conferred upon him by the provisions of B.T. & A.L. Act.
 Supreme Court of India Rajni Rani & Anr vs Khairati Lal & Ors
Pakistan Law Reporter, October 20, 2014 Monday

  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA  CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION  CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6862 OF 2014 [Arising out of S.L.P. (C) No. 6757 of 2012) Rajni Rani & Anr. ... Appellants  Versus Khairati Lal & Ors. ...Respondents  J U D G M E N T Dipak Misra, J. The centrirorial issue that has stemmed in this appeal by grant of special leave is whether an order of dismissal of the counter-claim being barred by principles of Order 2, Rule 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure (C.P.C.) can be set aside in exercise of revisional jurisdiction under Section 115 of the C.P.C. or in exercise of power of superintendence under Article 227 of the Constitution of India or is it required to be assailed by preferring an appeal.
 My Ruling Could Divide NDC
Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra), October 19, 2014

 A Kumasi High Court, presided over Justice Jacob Boon, has advised the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to seek an out of court settlement for the case that has been brought before him by some aggrieved personalities in the party.
 Owner weighs surgery options
The Boston Herald, October 19, 2014 Sunday

 Dear Dr. John, My 7-year-old dog has a problem that I need to fix and wanted your opinion before I move forward with the surgery that has been suggested. She is a mixed-breed dog and a little overweight. About a month ago she was running and playing, let out a yelp, and became lame in her right rear leg. I took her to see my vet, who suggested that she had torn her ACL, but I sought a second opinion.
 Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome: from recognition to prevention
The Lancet, October 18, 2014 - October 24, 2014

 This is the second in a Series of two papers about surgical trauma Introduction Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a lethal complication of acute intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in patients with trauma. ACS was recognised as early as 1890 by Heinricius,1 but its clinical significance only became apparent in the late 20th century when the lethal combination of pulmonary compromise and impaired renal function, due to increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), was recognised by paediatric surgeons closing omphaloceles.2,3 Concurrent development and improvements in survival of repair for abdominal aortic ruptures4 and damage control laparotomies5-8 increased prevalence and clinical relevance of ACS. Clinical research into the pathophysiology of IAH took place during the 19th and 20th centuries.1 Early animal studies defined the concept of IAP, examined the effects of respiration and diaphragm movements on pressure within the abdominal and thoracic cavities,1 and defined the catastrophic cumulative effects of shock and raised IAH on patients' whole body function.
 Suntai - Court Urges Status Quo Maintained
Leadership (Abuja), October 18, 2014

 A Taraba State High Court judge, Justice Silas Haruna, yesterday urged all parties in the suit brought by Governor Danbaba Suntai against the medical panel set up by State House of Assembly speaker, Josiah Kente, to maintain the status quo until the outcome of the matter before it.
 The systemic immune response to trauma: an overview of pathophysiology and treatment
The Lancet, October 18, 2014 - October 24, 2014

 This is the first in a Series of two papers about surgical trauma Introduction Immune response to traumatic injury The systemic response to severe injury involves interactions across the haemostatic, inflammatory, endocrine, and neurological systems, aggravating initial damage caused by hypoperfusion (shock) and reperfusion (figure 1). Endothelium activated by exposure to inflammatory cytokines becomes more porous, allowing mediators of tissue damage to gain access to the intercellular space. The systemic responses to major trauma are associated with a lowered ability to fight infection, leading to sepsis and further activation of the destructive inflammatory response. Inflammatory response to injury Severe injury is associated with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).7 This response starts within 30 min of a major injury, and is an inflammatory response to blood loss and tissue damage rather than infection.
 FORM 8-K: Great West Resources, Inc FILES Current report
US Official News, October 17, 2014 Friday

  Great West Resources, Inc, Nevada, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on October 17, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Nevada Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities Private Placement
 Latrobe officer sues city, councilman
Tribune-Review (Greensburg, PA), October 17, 2014 Friday

 An unnamed Latrobe police officer has sued a councilman and the city for slander, according to court records.  In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the officer who is identified as "Jane Doe" contends that City Councilman Fabian Giovannagelo spread false rumors about her romantic involvement with another city police officer last year, an allegation that was later investigated by city officials.
 The equal pay delusion
The Examiner (Washington, DC), October 17, 2014 Friday

 Voters are souring on the Democratic Party. Apparently, all it takes are six years of economic torpor; the disastrous debut of the biggest new federal program in two generations; record levels of federal debt; revelations of scandals and malfeasance at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, the Secret Service and the Justice Department; Russian revanchism on the march; a rampaging army of (literal) cutthroats gobbling up territory in the Middle East; and the feeble and patronizing government response to a modern plague. Truly, it says something about the reputation of the Democratic Party that even now, 50 percent of those responding to a CBS News poll said the Democrats are the party that "cares more about the needs and problems of people like" them. Only 34 percent chose the Republicans.
 Weekly: Clontarf Energy jumps 13.7% - outperforming 98% of stocks
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, October 17, 2014 Friday

 BRITISH WEEKLY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), United Kingdom's 31st largest oil & gas producers company by market cap, jumped 0.13 GBX (or 13.7%) in the trailing week to close at GBX1.08. In the United Kingdom market of 460 stocks & 22 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative strength of 98 which means it is beating 98% of the market. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 29.7 points (or 0.5%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 14.2%. In the past week the market cap has jumped GBX49.8 million.Price Change %1-week3-monthsCLON13.68%2.86%Oil & gas producers-5.66%-13.9%FTSE 100-0.47%-6.51% Bullish SignalsTechnicals:- The price lifted 2.9% in the last month. - In the United Kingdom market of 460 stocks & 22 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative strength of 98 which means it is beating 98% of the market. - A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.
 'Forgotten' as a tribe, they cross river to assert identity
Indian Express, October 16, 2014 Thursday

 On a day some well-connected districts and cities in Maharashtra saw a low voter turnout, residents of Manibeli hamlet in Akkalkuwa taluka of Nandurbar district created the means to cast their votes. Manibeli is surrounded by the waters of Sardar Sarovar Dam on three sides and is almost inaccessible by road. Voters travelled by boat to booth 1 of the state's constituency number 1.
 Employment - Retaliation - Damages
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, October 16, 2014 Thursday

 Where the respondent Providence School Board has been found to have discriminated against the complainant with respect to the denial of four positions of Acting Assistant Principal in retaliation for filing charges of discrimination and opposing unlawful employment practices, the complainant should be awarded back pay plus the $400 cost of mediation. “The Respondent introduced evidence on the method for calculating the extra pay given to  Acting Assistant Principals. ... It also produced evidence on the data needed to determine what the Complainant would have been paid if he had been awarded the positions in question — the number of days worked by the individuals in the four positions, the Complainant's base pay and the salary for an Assistant Principal. … Using that data, the Commission concludes that the Complainant would have received approximately $2,850 (50 days x $57 per day) if he had been appointed to the position held by (Cynthia] Robles and $4,332 (76 days x $57 per day) if he had been appointed to the position held by (Paul] Rao. As the other two Acting Assistant Principal positions were filled in the same time period as the one filled by Mr. Rao, the Complainant could not have served in them simultaneously and the Commission does not award back pay for them.
 Jury sides with victim in sexual exploitation suit
Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), October 16, 2014 Thursday

 What the criminal justice system failed to do, a civil jury did: bring justice to a teenager victimized by a prominent Greene County businessman, the girl’s attorney told the News Sentinel on Tuesday.
 Keith's Kitchens, supervisor deny sexual harassment
Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), October 16, 2014, Thursday

 A Winfield business, its vice president and general manager have denied a former employee's claims that she was repeatedly sexually harassed. Charles Lavender fired Angela Hatfield from Keith's Kitchens, a nearly 40-year-old cabinet, countertop and appliance business, on May 20, shortly after she told him she planned to marry.
 Omar Govt fails to fulfill promise, Kishtwar riot victim yet to be accommodated under SRO-43
Early Times (India), October 16, 2014 Thursday

 Kishtwar, Oct. 16 -- Even after fourteen months of the communal clash that broke out in Kishtwar town on August 9, 2013, and claimed the lives of three persons, besides causing massive damages to public and government property, the riot victims not only cry foul in terms of release of compensation as was promised to them by the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government, but those who lost their family members also feel betrayed as the government has failed to provide them jobs under SRO-43 as was promised to them by none other than the Chief Minister himself.
 Parents may be liable for negligently failing to have their child remove libelous postings
Washington Post Blogs , October 16, 2014 Thursday 8:37 PM EST

 From Boston v. Athearn (Ga. Ct. App. Oct. 10, 2014), the plaintiffs' allegations (paragraph breaks added):
 Alleged Sack of Lawmakers - You Lied Against Appeal Court, Osun AG Tells PDP
Vanguard (Lagos), October 15, 2014

 OSOGBO--Osun State government yesterday condemned what it called the habitual proclivity of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to mislead members of the public.
 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC: Bench Trial in J&J's Case to Begin in Nov.
Lloyd's Corporate Litigation Reporter, October 15, 2014

 Insurance - G.L.c. 93A
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, October 15, 2014 Wednesday

 Where a plaintiff policyholder accepted reimbursement from the defendant insurance company for the expenses incurred in litigating an environmental dispute with a state agency, the plaintiff could still pursue a G.L.c. 93A remedy against the insurer. “The plaintiff's insurer refused to defend or to indemnify the plaintiff in connection with an environmental dispute involving the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Several years later, the plaintiff, having by then funded both its own defense and the environmental remediation ordered, brought suit against the insurer, alleging breach of contract and seeking declaratory relief; on a motion for partial summary judgment, the plaintiff obtained declaratory relief establishing the insurer's duty to defend. The plaintiff then amended its complaint to assert a claim under G.L.c.  93A, §11 (§11), arising out of the insurer's failure to defend; the insurer did not avail itself of the statutory mechanism permitting a defendant to limit its liability to single damages by tendering with its answer a written offer of settlement. See G.  L. c.  93A, § 11, fifth par. Thereafter, and while reserving its rights as to its pending claims, the plaintiff accepted reimbursement from the insurer, with interest, for its expenses in litigating and resolving the DEP matter. It is the consequence of having done so that gives rise to this appeal.
 Lawsuit: Age, race factored in firing
Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), October 15, 2014 Wednesday

 CLINTON — He was one of only two blacks among the Anderson County government’s workforce of more than 400 employees, and his employer, Trustee Rodney Archer, wrote on a note pad in the Trustee’s office “people over 40 are useless and don’t like changes.”
 Legal practitioner drags Police Officer to court for trespassing
Ghana News Agency (GNA), October 15, 2014 Wednesday

 Agona Swedru, Oct. 15 GNA- Mr.Ishmael Kofi Turkson, a legal practitioner at Agona Swedru, has sued Inspector John Kojo Botwe at the Kaneshie Police Station in Accra, and four other tenants in his house at Swedru, for trespassing on a parcel of land.
 Osun Clears Air on Court of Appeal Verdict
Daily Independent (Lagos), October 15, 2014

 Osun State Government has condemned in very strong terms what it called the habitual proclivity of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to mislead members of the public.
 PUTNAM IN REVIEW
Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), October 15, 2014, Wednesday

 Airgas explosion trial set for 2015 The trial concerning two former Airgas USA employees suing the company and its plant manger over an explosion last year at its now-closed Putnam County facility has been set for October 2015. William Lee Parrigan, of Winfield, was first to file suit against the company in March. Hurricane resident Ronald Alan Forren later joined the lawsuit, which alleges Airgas and Black Betsy facility plant manager Charles William Boyles placed them in an "extremely unsafe working condition that led to serious injuries. Airgas and Boyles have admitted that Parrigan and Forren were injured in the explosion, but deny creating any unsafe working conditions and also deny "any deliberate or intentional misconduct on their part led to the workers' injuries. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the explosion and cited Airgas for six violations, four of which were classified as "serious and carried a total of $19,000 in proposed fines. But OSHA has agreed to halve the amount of money Airgas owes -- in part by dismissing a serious citation with a $5,000 fine -- after the company contested.
 The truth about immigration
New Statesman, October 15, 2014

 In 2007, Gordon Brown, shortly after becoming prime minister, used his leader s speech at the Labour party conference in Bournemouth to pledge the creation of British jobs for British workers . The absurd remark was emblematic of Labour s confused approach to immigration, which continues into the present. The tensions in the party remain unresolved: one reason why Ed Miliband was so negligent in failing to mention immigration, as well as the deficit, in his conference speech in Manchester. After Labour came close to losing to the UK Independence Party in the Heywood and Middleton by-election, Jack Straw, Simon Danczuk and John Mann, three respected party figures, were among those to articulate concerns about Labour s approach to immigration. The subtext was that the party was too soft on the issue and did not understand the anxieties fuelling the Ukip insurgency.
 Australia: High Court landmark decision: does a builder owe a duty of care to subsequent owners?
Mondaq Business Briefing, October 14, 2014 Tuesday

 Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 [2014] HCA 36 In a landmark judgment, the High Court of Australia unanimously held that Brookfield Multiplex Ltd (Brookfield), the builder of serviced apartments, was not liable to The Owners of Strata Plan No 61288 (Owners Corporation), a subsequent owner, for the cost of fixing alleged defects in the common property of the apartments. The High Court decided that Brookfield did not owe the Owners Corporation a duty of care in negligence for pure economic loss resulting from latent defects in the common property.
 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FUND FROM RECEIPTS TO ALL-IN
States News Service, October 14, 2014 Tuesday

 The following information was released by the Netherlands Government Information Service (RVD): As from 15 October the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund is drastically changing its method of compensation. In future, victims and surviving relatives of a violent crime will no longer receive separate compensations for various loss items, but will receive a compensation in a single lump sum.
 KL court dismisses appeal on assets freeze over Singapore stocks collapse -
Legal Monitor Worldwide, October 14, 2014 Tuesday

 US-based online securities and commodities brokerage firm, Interactive Brokers LLC, successfully obtained a Mareva injunction to freeze the assets of Neo Kim Hock, Chen Hing Woon, Tan Boon Kiat, Quah Su Ling, Lee Chai Huat and Kuan Ah Ming and two British Virgin Islands-registered companies, Sun Spirit Group Ltd and Neptune Capital Group Ltd, worth S$79,050,328.86 from the KL High Court on January 15.
 Osun Govt Accuses PDP of Lying Against Court of Appeal [press release]
Premium Times, October 14, 2014

 The Osun state government has condemned the Peoples Democratic Party for claiming that the Court of Appeal had sacked federal lawmakers from the state, saying the claim represents "the habitual proclivity of the opposition PDP to mislead members of the public". In its official position over claims by the PDP that the Court of Appeal in Akure last Friday sacked all federal state constituencies lawmakers from the state who were elected in 2011, the state government, through its Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Afolabi, said the recent brouhaha sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party in its deliberate misrepresentation of facts and distortion of the decision of the Court of Appeal on suit concerning Independent National Electoral Commission & Mr. Rufus Oluwatoyin Akeju v. Peoples Democratic Party - Appeal No. CA/AK/46/2011 call for sober reflection.
 TP - Whether either earning abnormal high profit margins or fluctuating margins can be excluded from the list of comparables without any appropriate investigations being undertaken
Tax India International, October 14, 2014 6:30 AM EST

 2014-TII-200-ITAT-PUNE-TP IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNALBENCH 'A' PUNE ITA Nos.161 & 269/PN/2013Assessment Years: 2007-08 & 2008-09 CUMMINS TURBO TECHNOLOGIES LTD, UKC/O CUMMINS TECHNOLOGIES INDIA LTDCUMMINS INDIA OFFICE CAMPUSFLOOR 5, TOWER A, SURVEY NO 21BALEWADI, PUNE-411045PAN NO:AABCH2501H Vs DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INCOME TAX(INTERNATIONAL TAXATION)-I, PUNE
 Altercation with security guard sends resident to jail - $8,000,000 Verdict
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, October 13, 2014 Monday

 Plaintiff Lamont Pompey alleged that on June 29, 2012, while grilling food following a power outage in the Lincoln Mews Townhomes, he was approached by Sean Palla, who told him to stop grilling and to go inside of his townhome. Pompey declined Palla’s request and informed him of the Lincoln Mews Townhome rules and regulations, which allowed grilling as long as it was approximately 10 feet from the entrance of the resident’s townhome.   Palla ignored Pompey, but insisted that he cease grilling due to an alleged 11 p.m. curfew imposed by Lincoln Mews Townhomes on all residents.   After Pompey refused to go inside, Constance Calloway exited their townhome and approached the grill.
 Astro Malaysia Holdings: Announcement
News Bites Asian Markets, October 13, 2014 Monday

 MALAYSIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS - MEASAT BROADCAST NETWORK SYSTEMS SDN BHD ("MBNS") VS AV ASIA SDN BHD ("AV ASIA") We refer to our previous announcements dated 23 October 2012 and 29 August 2013 in relation to the arbitration proceedings between AV Asia and MBNS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad ("the Company"). By way of background, on 12 October 2010, MBNS was served with a claim by AV Asia. Tele System Electronic (M) Sdn Bhd ("Tele System") was named as second defendant. AV Asia is alleging that MBNS had breached the terms of a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement dated 1 August 2008 ("MNDA") and has sought the following remedies:
 COMPANIES & MARKETS
Russia & CIS Business & Financial Daily, October 13, 2014 Monday 9:42 PM MSK

Lukoil resumes operations at Romanian refinery, Stavrolen Lukoil resumed operations at a refinery in Romania on October 13, the Russian oil giant said in a statement. Lukoil's Senior Vice President Vladimir said last week that Lukoil would take one or two days to decide whether or not to relaunch its Petrotel oil refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, which has been suspended by Romanian authorities as part of a tax evasion and money laundering investigation.
 Deloitte TEL bid rejected
The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), October 13, 2014 Monday

 Deloitte has lost its claim against a manager of Trustees Executors (TEL) in the latest stage of litigation over of a fund that allegedly lost more than $46m before its collapse.
 Facts about World Standards
The Messenger, October 13, 2014 Monday

  World standards to ensure better quality in life and better living cover almost everyone and everything in the world, including roti, kapra, makaan and beyond. These standards for better living are applied on everyone and everything including all human beings and their health, all products and all services. World standards help people to avoid living a life of inferior quality or living below minimum acceptable standards. In simple words, with world standards people can have a better life but without world standards people are forced to live a worst life. Only one part of it all is food. It's said that you're what you eat: So be careful about what you eat. Food must be up to a minimum acceptable standard and hygienic to improve your health, and not be inferior to those standards or be unhygienic to deteriorate your health and weaken you mentally or physically. World standards are also applicable on all kinds of material and services people need and use in their everyday life, each moment of their entire living. World standards ensure safety and security of people with better products. Otherwise, for instance, if people use faulty material for their roof, it might collapse on their unsuspecting heads any time of day, or at night, while they're temporarily asleep. It might make their slumber permanent.
 Fintiri Presses on With Appeal to Overturn Ngilari's Victory
This Day (Lagos), October 13, 2014

 The former acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru, more popularly known as Fintiri, is pressing on with his appeal to set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court which removed him from office and ordered the swearing-in of James Ngilari as governor. However, Governor Bala James Ngilari has denied commending the state legislators for impeaching his former boss, Murtala Nyako.
 Lukoil resumes operations at Romanian refinery Monday
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire, October 13, 2014 Monday 11:33 AM MSK

 Lukoil (MOEX: LKOH) resumed operations at a refinery in Romania on Monday, the Russian oil giant said in a statement.
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