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 Misdiagnosis leads to ruptured aneurysm - Survivor awarded $13.2 million
Healthcare Risk Management, August 1, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: 3M Company Continues to Defend Exposure Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: AK Steel Had 435 Pending Fibro Exposure Cases
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: BorgWarner Had 17,500 Fibro Claims at March 31
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fresno Jury Awards $10.9MM in Mesothelioma Trial
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Owens-Illinois Continues to Defend Fibro Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Rogers Corp. Had 392 Fibro Cases at March 31
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, July 31, 2014

 Canada: What Do The Words We Have An Agreement Mean?
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 31, 2014 Thursday

 Did the parties reach an agreement? [31] The short answer to this question is, in my view, yes. ... [33] Despite the failure to agree on a more formal document, the terms of the agreement can, in my view, be distilled from the email traffic between the parties which commenced on 25 December 2013 and culminated with Ms. Farnham's 'we have an agreement' email of 9 January 2014? Remedy Drug Store Co. Inc. v. Farnham, 2014 ONSC 4391 (Justice Mew)
 Clontarf Energy accelerates rise: up 38.0% in 3 days 31 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 31, 2014 Thursday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 81st largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, soared 0.38 GBX (or 38.0%) over the past three trading days, after rising 2% on Tuesday, 7.8% on Wednesday and 25.5% on Thursday to close at GBX1.38. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 58.0 points (or 0.9%) in the three days, this represented a relative price increase of 38.9%.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 1.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
 Don't Terminate Contracts Illegally [opinion]
The Herald (Harare), July 31, 2014

 Contracts are very sensitive in nature and have to be handled in such because an employee who feels that their contract has been terminated illegally has grounds to sue their employer for damages. These include the loss of wage, fringe benefits, and punitive damages. To bring an illegal termination suit, the discharge of the employee must have been without "good cause". The employee must have had an express contract of continued employment or there must have been an "implied" contract based on the circumstances of his hiring or legitimate reasons to believe the employment would be permanent. Also there may be a violation of statutory prohibitions against discrimination due to race, gender, sexual preference or age or the discharge was contrary to "public policy" such as in retribution for exposing dishonest acts of the employer, for example tax evasion.
 Singleton farmer says coal mine consent conditions must be enforced
ABC Regional News (Australia), July 31, 2014 Thursday 8:41 AM AEST

 A Singleton farmer hopes meeting the new Planning and Environment Secretary will achieve a breakthrough in a decade long dispute over repairs to her property. Janet Fenwick was part of an anti-coal delegation which met Carolyn McNally yesterday to air grievances over the department's handling of its relationship with the mining industry.
 Australia: Construction & Infrastructure - What's News - 22 July 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 30, 2014 Wednesday

 In the media Global business leaders put trade, infrastructure proposals to G20 World leaders must immediately ratify a pact to lower trade barriers, establish a global "infrastructure hub" to arrange and prioritise projects and agree to rules on stopping corruption, business leaders have said (18 July 2014). More... Business welcomes carbon tax repeal Business groups have welcomed the scrapping of the carbon tax, however the effects of the decision which finally passed the senate yesterday will be mixed (18 July 2014). More... Senate resolution needed for infrastructure reform Continued delay to two pieces of legislation before the Senate (assets recycling and land transport bill) risks avoidable delay to state budget reform, and funding for local roads, warned Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (18 July 2014). More...
 British American Tobacco PLC Half Yearly Report -13-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), July 30, 2014 Wednesday 7:01 AM GMT

  CTBAT is treated as a joint operation as defined under IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, as it operates as an extension of the existing tobacco businesses of its investors and the Group therefore recognises its share (50%) of the assets, liabilities, income and expenses of the arrangement on a line by line basis in the consolidated financial statements. CTBAT is reported as part of the Asia Pacific Region with the majority of its international sales (non China domestic sales) made through existing BAT end markets in that region. All sales to mainland China are via CNTC.
 Clontarf Energy accelerates rise: up 10.0% in 2 days 30 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 30, 2014 Wednesday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, jumped 0.10 GBX (or 10.0%) over the past two trading days, after rising 2% on Tuesday and 7.8% on Wednesday to close at GBX1.10. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 14.6 points (or 0.2%) in the two days, this represented a relative price increase of 10.2%.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 1.4. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
 Apple sued for privacy invasion with location service; (People's Daily Online - english.people.com.cn)
ANSA English Media Service, July 29, 2014 Tuesday 3:19 PM CET

 Clontarf Energy in its biggest trailing week gain for 3 weeks 29 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 29, 2014 Tuesday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, lifted 0.02 GBX (or 2.0%) to close at GBX1.02. In the past week the shares have climbed 4.1%, the biggest trailing week gain since July 14. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 19.7 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.7%.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 1.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
 Court Orders Status Quo On N232.2 Million Debt Suit Against Agbetuyi, Others
The Guardian, July 29, 2014

 JUSTICE Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered parties to maintain status quo in the N232. 2 million debt suit filed by Sterling Bank Plc against the former Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Omega Bank Plc, Reverend Segun Agbetuyi, his firm, Consecrated Farms Limited and the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Lands, Lagos State, Ministry of Lands, Ikeja. The order was sequel to an application made by Sterling Bank's, counsel, Dada Awosika, in which, the bank sought to prevent the defendants from dissipating the res (reason for the suit) pending the hearing and determination of an earlier application made by the bank.
 Plateau - Jang, Son, Assembly in Battle Royale Over Petition [opinion]
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 29, 2014

 Governor Jonah Jang and his son, Yakubu, the Special Duties Adviser to the Plateau State governor, know the game of politics on the Plateau very well and play it effectively when it matters most. The father and son, who are active players in the politics of 2015 do not want to be messed up by their political opponents on the Plateau and hence when a petition was recently written against them by a group to Plateau House of Assembly over the management of the state resources, Yakubu smelt a rat and decided to drag the state lawmakers to court for accepting a petition written by Plateau Patriotic Front. In the ensuing drama, Yakubu Jang dragged the speaker of the state House of Assembly and the other 23 members to the state High Court, praying it to stop the House of Assembly from investigating the avalanche of alleged financial misappropriation leveled against the governor and him. The petition seeking order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants (speaker and House members) from giving effect to the petition was received by the court on June 11 through the plaintiff's counsel, Mr. Sunny-Gabriel Odey.
 United Kingdom: Insurance And Reinsurance Weekly Update - 22 July 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 29, 2014 Tuesday

 Welcome to the twenty-seventh edition of Clyde & Co's (Re)insurance and litigation caselaw weekly updates for 2014 A summary of recent developments in insurance, reinsurance and litigation law. This week's caselaw  Insurance Contract Law Reform Update Insurance Contract Law reform - a bill is presented to parliament.Beacon Insurance v Maharaj Bookstore The Privy Council considers fraudulent devices and the need for dishonest intention.Kousouros v O'Halloran & Anor A case on joint privilege and waiver of legal advice privilege.SRJ v Person(s) Unknown Judge decides whether the disclosure of a client's identity by solicitors is protected by legal advice privilege.Central Trading v Fioralba Shipping A case on a section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 challenge and whether new evidence, not put before the arbitrators, can be adduced.Yates v Revenue & Custom The "Specialist mesothelioma list": A Master sets out a procedure for accessing employment schedules from HMRC. Insurance Contract Law Reform Update
 A Look at Doctors Who Treat Ebola Outbreaks; Can Families of MH-17 Sue Putin and Russia?; Gaza Hospital Hit; Israel and Hamas
International Wire, July 28, 2014 Monday

 PAMELA BROWN, CNN ANCHOR: In fact, only a handful of doctors are willing to risk their own lives to treat the sick.  CNN's Sanjay Gupta found some of them. Three months ago, he went to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea to show us how brutal this disease is.  (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
 ACA to mount class action against WorleyParsons
Daily Business Alerts (Australia), July 28, 2014 Monday

 ACA Lawyers has obtained funding to mount a class action against mining services firm WorleyParsons, claiming that it lacked transparency around the company's performance last year. ACA said that it had reason to believe WorleyParsons withheld sensitive market information ahead of a 26 per cent crash in its share price in November last year.
 FORM 8-K/A: FITWEISER HOLDINGS, INC FILES Current report
US Official News, July 28, 2014 Monday

  FITWEISER HOLDINGS, INC, Nevada, has filed FORM 8-K/A (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Nevada ITEM 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. (See description under Item 2.1 below.) ITEM 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
 WorleyParsons facing class action
Legal Monitor Worldwide, July 28, 2014 Monday

 Mining services firm WorleyParsons is set to face a class action suit over allegations it withheld sensitive market information ahead of a 26 per cent fall in its share price in November 2013.
 Clontarf Energy inches higher, resistance at 12-day EMA 25 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 25, 2014 Friday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 77th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, lifted 2.0% but fell short of the 12-day Exponential Moving Average [EMA] of GBX1.02. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 5.9 points (or 0.09%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.1%.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES DECISION FOR MAURICE BLACKBURN AND COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA FCA 767
Australian Government News, July 25, 2014 Friday 1:06 PM EST

 SYDNEY, July 25 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation: Maurice Blackburn Pty Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] FCA 767
 Insurance - Landscaping - G.L.c. 93A
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 25, 2014 Friday

 Where a plaintiff insurance company, as subrogee of its policyholders whose property was damaged by a landscaper, brought suit claiming that the landscaper’s insurer violated G.L.c. 93A by refusing to settle, that claim was correctly rejected in Superior Court because the damage was not an “occurrence” under the landscaper’s policy and because of the applicability of “business risk” exclusions. Background
 Judge sues truckers for S00 million in crash damages
The Citizen (Tanzania), July 25, 2014 Friday

 Dar es Salaam. A high court judge is suing the operators of a trucking operation for S00 million in compensatory damages after a crash left her hospitalized and her Toyota Landcruiser totalled.
 Constitutional - 38 Studios Settlement Act
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, July 24, 2014 Thursday

 Where two defendants have moved along with the plaintiff for approval of a settlement agreement, the settlement should be approved despite assertions by co-defendants that the 38 Studios Settlement Act is unconstitutional. A separate suit brought by J. Michael Saul against a law firm and an attorney must be dismissed for lack of any legal duty. Constitutionality “Before the Court in the above-captioned 2012 Civil Action, hereinafter the 2012 Action, for approval is the Joint Petition to Approve Settlement Among Plaintiff, Antonio Afonso, Jr. and Moses Afonso Ryan, Ltd. (MAR Defendants), hereinafter the Joint Petition. The settlement was made pursuant to G.L. 1956 §42-64-40 (38 Studios Settlement Act). Multiple Defendants, including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (Wells Fargo), First Southwest Company (First Southwest), and J. Michael Saul (Saul), have objected to the approval of the settlement by challenging the constitutionality of the 38 Studios Settlement Act. …
 COPYRIGHT LAW; COMMITTEE: HOUSE JUDICIARY; SUBCOMMITTEE: COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET
CQ Congressional Testimony, July 24, 2014 Thursday

 BILL NO: Retrieve Bill Tracking Report: 113 Bill Tracking H.R. 897Retrieve Full Text of Bill: 113 H.R. 897 TESTIMONY-BY: MATT SCHRUERS, VICE PRESIDENT AFFILIATION: COMPUTER & COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION   Statement of Matt Schruers Vice President for Law and Policy Computer & Communications Industry Association Committee on House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet July 24, 2014
 Govt Calling for Anarchy in Health Sector If It Succumbs to NMA Demands, Says Okara [interview]
The Guardian, July 24, 2014

 Dr.  is the national president, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMSLN). In this exclusive interview with The Guardian, he speaks on the culture of impunity that has plagued the health system for a long time and the need for government to call the bluff of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) if the sector must move forward. JOKE FALAJU writes. Excerpts: THE meeting we held yesterday (Monday) with the governor was to hasten the assent of our health care appropriation, it was a scheduled meeting on the on ongoing talk with the government and not specifically because of the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In the cause of the meeting, both the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ministry of Health officials mentioned that they have been discussing with NMA. But fundamentally we had made government realize that the earlier they call all the actors in the health sector to order; to make them realise there is need to respect the rule of law, and statutorily respect government circular and schemes of service, the better for all.
 CITIGROUP INC: Faces Bay Area Toll Authority's Suit
Lloyd's Corporate Litigation Reporter, July 23, 2014

 LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL Man who lost eye due to med negligence gets Rs.5 lakh relief
Times of India (Electronic Edition), July 23, 2014 Wednesday

 Around nine years ago, A K Balakrishnan's left eye got infected after a cataract operation and the senior citizen lost vision in the eye. A consumer court has now concluded that it was a case of medical negligence and the doctor and the hospital concerned are liable to pay a compensation of `5 lakh to Balakrishnan.
 Man who lost eye due to med negligence gets Rs 5 lakh relief
The Times of India (TOI), July 23, 2014 Wednesday

 CHENNAI: Nine years ago, A K Balakrishnan's cataract-operated left eye got infected and the senior citizen lost vision in his left eye. Now, a consumer court has concluded that it was a case of medical negligence and hence the doctor and the private hospital concerned are liable to pay a compensation of 5 lakh to Balakrishnan.
 ACCC takes action against cleaning franchisor alleging unconscionable conduct
Premium Official News, July 22, 2014 Tuesday

  Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, The Government of Australia has issued the following press release: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne) alleging that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
 Australia : ACCC takes action against cleaning franchisor alleging unconscionable conduct
TendersInfo, July 22, 2014 Tuesday

 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne) alleging that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
 Clontarf Energy rises 3.2% on high volatility 22 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 22, 2014 Tuesday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 87th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, traded between an intraday low of 0.90 GBX and a high of GBX1.0. The price range has expanded in the last two days (from 0.02 GBX two days ago to 0.10 GBX today) which, accompanied by a price rise, is a bullish signal. The average daily volatility of 10.3% places the stock in the 1st quartile in the market meaning it is highly volatile. Today its volatility (highest price minus lowest price/lowest price) of 11.1% was 1.1 times the average daily volatility of 10.3%, up from 5.3% on Monday and 2.0% on Friday. A price rise on high volatility is a bullish signal. The stock price lifted 0.03 GBX (or 3.2%) to close at 0.98 GBX. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 66.9 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.2%.  BULLISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 0.7. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
 When tort defendants die, should any punitive damages claim die with them?
Washington Post Blogs , July 22, 2014 Tuesday 9:01 PM EST

 An interesting question that has split state courts; here's a summary from Whetstone v. Binner (Ohio Ct. App. July 7, 2014) (2-to-1 vote) (some paragraph breaks added, some deleted): The majority of other jurisdictions disallow punitive damage recoveries after the tortfeasor has died. [Citations omitted. -EV] Further, the Restatement of Torts advises that the death of the tortfeasor terminates liability for punitive damages.
 Whether when an amendment to the taxing statute results in higher tax burden on assessee then it is prospective in nature and not retrospective
Tax India International, July 22, 2014 6:30 AM EST

 Cleaning franchise to appear in court over alleged unconscionable conduct
Legal Monitor Worldwide, July 21, 2014 Monday

 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking action against a Melbourne-based cleaning franchise on the grounds that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
 Clontarf Energy in its biggest trailing week loss for 3 weeks 21 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 21, 2014 Monday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, dropped 0.03 GBX (or 3.1%) to close at 0.95 GBX. In the past week the shares have plummeted 19.5%, the biggest trailing week fall since July 04. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 21.0 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.8%.  BEARISH SIGNALSTechnicals:Significant Downtrend: + In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low nine times, pointing to a significant downtrend. + The price plummeted 19.5% in the last week. + Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 0.3% for the week, this represented a relative price decrease for Clontarf Energy stock of 19.2% for the week.
 CN reports Q2-2014 net income of C$847 million, up 18 per cent from year-earlier net income of C$717 million
PR Newswire, July 21, 2014 Monday 4:01 PM EST

 Q2-2014 diluted earnings per share (EPS) of C$1.03 increased 24 per cent over adjusted diluted Q2-2013 EPS of C$0.83 (1) CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2014. Second-quarter 2014 financial highlights
 Cyprus: Getting The Deal Through - Dispute Resolution 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 21, 2014 Monday

 LITIGATION 1 What is the structure of the civil court system? The Supreme Court of Cyprus is the final appellate court, with jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals in civil and criminal cases from the other courts. The Supreme Court further has jurisdiction to act as the Supreme Constitutional Court, as the Admiralty Court and as the Administrative Court. Moreover, it has exclusive jurisdiction to issue the prerogative orders of certiorari, habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition and quo warranto. The Supreme Court of Cyprus consists of 13 members, one of whom is its president. Each of the five districts of Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Famagusta) has a district court that acts as the first-instance court in criminal and civil proceedings. Pursuant to the Courts of Justice Law, district courts have first-instance jurisdiction to hear and decide any action whose cause arose partly or wholly in the area where the court is situated, or any action in which the defendant or any one of the defendants resides or works in the area where the court is situated. First-instance proceedings are determined by a single judge. A district court may hear any matter that does not come under the jurisdiction of one of the specialist courts described in the following paragraphs.
 FIRST WORDS
USA TODAY, July 21, 2014 Monday

 "THIS VERDICT GOES FAR BEYOND THE REALM OF REASONABLENESS AND FAIRNESS AND IS COMPLETELY INCONSISTENT WITH THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED."
 MH17 and liability for death under the Montreal Convention 1999
Eturbo News, July 21, 2014 Monday

 U.S., July 21 -- The world is yet to recover from the shock of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. It was a very sad day for aviation and I sincerely hope the culprits shall be brought to book.
 PROCEEDINGS STARTED AGAINST COVERALL CLEANING CONCEPTS SOUTH EAST MELBOURNE
Australian Government News, July 21, 2014 Monday 1:38 PM EST

 ADELAIDE, South Australia, July 21 -- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the following media release: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne) alleging that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
 RJ Reynolds told to pay wife of cancer victim $23.6bn
Daily Balochistan Express, July 21, 2014 Monday

  A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (Å"13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
 Lawsuit against New River dismissed
Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina), July 20, 2014 Sunday

 Most of a lawsuit filed by 79 former employees of failed New River Behavioral Healthcare has been thrown out by an Alexander County Superior Court judge, in part because of the way they presented their claims. The group in April 2012 sued New River Service Authority and the five Northwest N.C. counties – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes – that formed it in 2006. The agency had provided behavioral health services to more than 13,000 clients in eight counties, including Iredell, Surry and Yadkin. It was shut down in October 2011 having accumulated at least $8 million in documented debt claims over 2 1/2 years.
 Pakistan: Election tribunals: ECP to explain legality of tribunals' tenure extension again
Right Vision News, July 20, 2014 Sunday

 KARACHI, July 20 -- The Sindh High Court (SHC) repeated on Thursday its notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary to file comments explaining the legality of the recent extension in the tenure of the election tribunals.
 China's Legislature Releases Draft Food Safety Law for Public Comment
Legal Monitor Worldwide, July 19, 2014 Saturday

 China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), has released a draft of the revised Food Safety Law (2014 Draft FSL) for public comment. The comments are due on July 31, 2014. The Food Safety Law was last revised in 2009, when the government changed the Law's name from the Food Hygiene Law and altered most of its content. Since then, the Law has been one of the focal points of the increasingly intense discussion both inside of China and abroad regarding numerous incidents of misbranded, or at times dangerously adulterated human food produced by some farmers and food manufacturers in China.
 Election tribunals: ECP to explain legality of tribunals’ tenure extension again
Daily The Pak Banker, July 19, 2014 Saturday

  The Sindh High Court (SHC) repeated on Thursday its notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary to file comments explaining the legality of the recent extension in the tenure of the election tribunals.
 The Court of Appeal's Most Recent Comment on Jurisdictional Issues
Legal Monitor Worldwide, July 19, 2014 Saturday

 In Tamminga v. Tamminga [2014 ONCA 478], the Court of Appeal considered whether an Ontario resident, who was injured after falling off a truck in Alberta, could maintain a claim in Ontario. Both owners of the truck were located in Alberta. The Plaintiff also named her own automobile insurer in the claim pursuant to the uninsured/underinsured motorist provisions.
 Canada: The Court Of Appeal's Most Recent Comment On Jurisdictional Issues
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 18, 2014 Friday

 In Tamminga v. Tamminga [2014 ONCA 478], the Court of Appeal considered whether an Ontario resident, who was injured after falling off a truck in Alberta, could maintain a claim in Ontario. Both owners of the truck were located in Alberta. The Plaintiff also named her own automobile insurer in the claim pursuant to the uninsured/underinsured motorist provisions.
 Edo Crisis - Legislators Shun Court Orders, Resort to Self-Help
The Guardian, July 18, 2014

 ALEMMA-OZIORUVA ALIU writes on the drama unfolding in the Edo State House of Assembly where a supremacy war between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ALL Progressives Congress (APC) threatens to rip Edo State apart. FOR the past six weeks, the Edo State House of Assembly has been engulfed in a serious crisis, with legislative activities in abeyance. And two weeks ago, 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House relocated to the old legislative chambers in Government House, claiming that renovation work was going on at the state assembly complex. But the Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea, who is leading a faction of eight other members of the House, said they would not recognise the relocation, insisting that the complex was renovated not long ago. The plenary, he affirmed, would continue to hold at the House, with him as the speaker. The crisis, beyond the allegations of misconduct and suspension of, first, four members and later, an additional two, is also actively linked to national political developments. The Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) is widely rumoured to be bent on winning back all the states it lost to the opposition in the last elections, while the APC is also determined to maintain its ground.
 Election tribunals: ECP to explain legality of tribunals' tenure extension again
The Express Tribune, July 18, 2014 Friday

 The Sindh High Court (SHC) repeated on Thursday its notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary to file comments explaining the legality of the recent extension in the tenure of the election tribunals.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES DECISION FOR KWEIFIO-OKAI, AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NATURAL MEDICINE
Australian Government News, July 18, 2014 Friday 10:38 AM EST

 SYDNEY, July 18 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation: Kweifio-Okai v Australian College of Natural Medicine [2014] FCA 746
 Weekly: Clontarf Energy tumbles 16.9% - trailing 81.6% of stocks
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 18, 2014 Friday

 BRITISH WEEKLY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), United Kingdom's 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap, tumbled 0.20 GBX (or 16.9%) in the trailing week to close at 0.98 GBX. In the United Kingdom market of 1,326 stocks & 107 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative strength of 18 indicating it is trailing 82.0% of the market. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 16.8 points (or 0.2%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of -17.8%. In the past week the market cap has slumped GBX41.5 million.Price Change %1-week3-monthsCLON-16.95%63.33%Oil & gas producers-0.46%3.95%FTSE 1000.25%1.23%
 Canada: No Sanctions For Plaintiff That Intentionally Destroyed Allegedly Defective Product
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 17, 2014 Thursday

 Product manufacturers claiming spoliation have not received much assistance from Canadian courts. The recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Stilwell v. World Kitchen Inc.1 continues that trend, finding that a plaintiff that intentionally destroyed an allegedly defective Dutch oven would face no sanctions. The plaintiff alleged that he was washing a Dutch oven in their kitchen sink when it broke into four large pieces, severely lacerating the plaintiff's wrist. The plaintiff instructed his wife to discard the Dutch oven the afternoon or evening of the accident, as he would otherwise not return home as he claimed to be so traumatized by the experience that he did not wish to see the Dutch oven.
 City man awarded $105K in police lawsuit
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 17, 2014 Thursday

 A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a Perry North man $105,000 in damages in his civil lawsuit that claimed a Pittsburgh police officer beat him during a December 2012 traffic stop, the man's lawyer said.
 Clontarf Energy tumbles 6.7% on robust volume 17 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 17, 2014 Thursday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 80th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, tumbled 0.07 GBX (or 6.7%) to close at 0.98 GBX. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 46.4 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -6.0%. Trading volume was 2.2 times average.  BEARISH SIGNALSTechnicals:Significant Downtrend: + In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low ten times, pointing to a significant downtrend. + The price plummeted 24.6% in the last week.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES DECISION FOR ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES (AUSTRALIA), PARMA
Australian Government News, July 17, 2014 Thursday 10:35 AM EST

 SYDNEY, July 17 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation: Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd v Parma [2014] FCA 743
 Federal Court of Australia Judgment: Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd v Parma [2014] FCA 743
Financial Law Reporter, July 17, 2014 Thursday

  Federal Court of Australia has issued the following press release:  FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd v Parma [2014] FCA 743 Citation:  Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd v Parma[2014] Parties:  ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD (ACN 004 747 942) v LOUIS PARMA File number:  VID 365 of 2014
 FEINBERG ROZEN, LLP FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER KENNETH R. FEINBERG, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION, PRODUCT SAFETY, AND INSURANCE HEARING ON EXAMINING ACCOUNTABILITY AND CORPORATE CULTURE IN WAKE OF THE GM RECALLS, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE
SEC Wire, July 17, 2014 Thursday

 FEINBERG ROZEN, LLP FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER KENNETH R. FEINBERG, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION, PRODUCT SAFETY, AND INSURANCE HEARING ON EXAMINING ACCOUNTABILITY AND CORPORATE CULTURE IN WAKE OF THE GM RECALLS, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE JULY 17, 2014 SPEAKER: KENNETH R. FEINBERG FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER FEINBERG ROZEN, LLP [*] FEINBERG: Distinguished Members of the Subcommittee:
 GM RECALLS AND CORPORATE CULTURE; COMMITTEE: SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION; SUBCOMMITTEE: CONSUMER PROTECTION, PRODUCT SAFETY, AND INSURANCE
CQ Congressional Testimony, July 17, 2014 Thursday

 TESTIMONY-BY: KENNETH R. FEINBERG, FOUNDER AFFILIATION: FEINBERG ROZEN, LLP   Statement of Kenneth R. Feinberg Founder and Managing Partner Feinberg Rozen, LLP Committee on Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance July 17, 2014 Distinguished Members of the Subcommittee: We thank you for this opportunity to testify and explain the important features and benefits of the "GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, FINAL PROTOCOL" (a copy of which is attached to my formal written remarks and which I respectfully request be included in the final record of this hearing). I am accompanied at the witness table by my colleague, Ms. Camille Biros, who has worked with me in the administration of this Compensation Program, and all other compensation programs going back to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the BP Gulf Coast Claims Facility and other similar programs. This Final Protocol, and our remarks here today, are designed to explain the Program about to be put in place for the "Compensation of Certain Death and Physical Injury Claims Pertaining to the GM Ignition Switch Recall." I will summarize my formal written testimony and we will then be prepared to answer any questions posed by Members of the Subcommittee.
 Official facing recall resigns
Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina), July 17, 2014 Thursday

 A lobbying effort two years ago by Kevin Reece, now a Ronda commissioner, to give town voters the ability to recall his political foe, Mayor Victor Varela, has come back to bite him. Reece and his girlfriend, Debra Goldman, who got elected to the town board through a write-in campaign in November, have submitted resignation letters to the town clerk as Reece now faces a recall petition. In a three-paragraph letter, Reece addressed “fellow citizens of Ronda. “I write with a heavy heart to inform you that I intend to resign from the town board … and my only regret is that I can no longer serve you,” Reece said in the letter.
 Oshiomhole's Intolerance Cause of Edo Assembly Crisis - Orbih
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 17, 2014

 Chairman, Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Osi Orbih, speaks on what he considers as root cause of the crisis rocking the state assembly in this interview with NEWS EDITOR, SATURDAY, AJIBOLA ABAYOMI. Excerpts... Having two speakers at the same time in a state like Edo is clear indication that, contrary to the claim by Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the state is not in safe hands. What we are witnessing was largely occasioned by excessive display of power by the governor who is not ready to accommodate and tolerate people's right to decide the party they want to follow. In 2011 and 2012, some lawmakers in Edo State House of Assembly defected to the then Action Congress (AC) led by the governor, we never raised eyebrow because we respect the right of individuals to self-determination and association. Oshiomhole should learn to be tolerant.
 Sandy Spring profit drops due to litigation expense
The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD), July 17, 2014 Thursday

 Olney-based Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. reported Thursday that it made $7 million net income in the second quarter. That’s a noticeable decline from the same quarter last year, when the company brought in a $12.2 million profit, and from the first quarter of 2014, when it made $10.9 million.
 SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL HOLDS A HEARING ON GM RECALL ACCOUNTABILITY, PANEL 1
CQ Transcriptions , July 17, 2014 Thursday

 Mortgage Scandal - Court Renews Order Against Gt Homes
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 16, 2014

 A Lagos High Court sitting in Tafa Balewa Square (TBS) has renewed its earlier order restraining two firms, GT Homes Limited and Primewaterview Limited, from conspiring to sell two separate apartments located at Safecourt Estate, Ikate in the Eti-Osa Local Government area of Lagos State.
 Police Arrest Ibadan Industrialist Over Petition Against Judge
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 16, 2014

 Ibadan-based businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Pelly Foam Industry, Mr. Dapo Davies, has been arrested by men of the Oyo State police command and detained at the state CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Davies' arrest at the weekend followed a bench warrant issued against him by Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the Oyo State High Court in reaction to petitions written by the businessman against the judge to Chief Judge of Nigeria, Aloma Mariam Mukhar; the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Bolajoko Adeniji and the National Judicial Commission (NJC).
 Prisoner ordered to pay $1.86 [JUMP]million
The Union Leader (Manchester, NH), July 16, 2014 Wednesday

 Damages sought: Ex-girlfriend, now doing life behind bars, planned execution of Dover man and hired two men to do the deed. DOVER -- Strafford County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker ordered a woman serving a life sentence to pay about $1.86 million to the family of her ex-boyfriend, who was executed at their home in 2008. Representatives of David King's estate sought damages and enhanced compensatory damages for the "brutal and savage execution" of King by Derek Saunders and Scott Mazzone, who were hired by girlfriend Dianna Saunders to prevent King from reporting the theft of $440,000 from Dr. William Meredith and to collect on a $500,000 life insurance policy payable to Dianna Saunders, according to court records.
 Save Me From Oyo Judge, Ibadan Businessman Tells NJC
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 16, 2014

 Dapo Davies, chief executive of Pelly Foam Industry, Ibadan, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over a bench warrant for his arrest issued Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the Oyo State High Court. **Daily Independent** had earlier reported that the businessman was detained following his petition to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhar, and the state's Chief Judge, Bolajoko Adeniji. In the petition dated July 14, 2014, the Pelly Foam boss lamented that "Justice Aderemi's bias against me has intensified and manifested in worse forms," after she learnt of the earlier petitions.
 Cash, jobs for bereaved in 60 days
The Telegraph (India), July 15, 2014 Tuesday

 On July 9, 2008, Maoists gunned down Tamar MLA and former minister Ramesh Singh Munda while he was attending a function at SS High School, Bundu. His widow, Vasundhara Devi, is still waiting for a compensatory job
 CIA sued - by own spy
The New York Post, July 15, 2014 Tuesday

  A CIA agent claims his bosses torpedoed his career over a fictional portrayal of the agency that he wrote.   Using the alias Jim Markson, he filed a federal suit against the CIA and a host of unnamed officers that accuses them of retaliating by yanking plum foreign assignments because of the manuscript.
 Clontarf Energy plummets 11.0% on average volume 15 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 Tuesday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 85th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, plummeted 0.13 GBX (or 11.0%) to close at GBX1.05. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 35.7 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -10.5%.  BEARISH SIGNALSTechnicals:Significant Downtrend: The stock dropped 11.0% on high volatility today.+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low ten times, pointing to a significant downtrend. + The price tumbled 6.2% in the last week. + Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 0.4% for the week, this represented a relative price decrease for Clontarf Energy stock of 5.8% for the week.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUES FULL COURT DECISION FOR RICHARDSON, ORACLE CORPORATION AUSTRALIA
Australian Government News, July 15, 2014 Tuesday 11:23 AM EST

 SYDNEY, July 15 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following Full Court decisions: Citation: Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 82 Appeal from: Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited [2013] FCA 102 Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited (No 2) [2013] FCA 359
 Federal Court of Australia Judgment: Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 82
Financial Law Reporter, July 15, 2014 Tuesday

  Federal Court of Australia has issued the following press release:  FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC Citation:  Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC Appeal from:  Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited [2013] Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited (No 2) [2013] Parties:  REBECCA RICHARDSON v ORACLE CORPORATION AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (ACN 003 074 468) and RANDOL TUCKER
 ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC H. HOLDER JR. HOLDS A NEWS CONFERENCE ON CITIGROUP SETTLEMENT
CQ Transcriptions , July 14, 2014 Monday

 Businessman Detained Over Petition Against Ibadan Judge
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 14, 2014

 A businessman in Ibadan, Dapo Davies, was at the weekend arrested by men of the Oyo State Police Command, following a bench warrant issued against him by Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the State High Court. The businessman, who is Chief Executive of Pelly Foam Industry, is still being detained at the state CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan, is said to have petitioned against the Judge to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mrs. Aloma Mariam Mukhar. The petition was also copied to the State Chief Judge, Bolajoko Adeniji and the National Judicial Commission (NJC). Davies, claimant in the suit number 1/23/2314, against AG Leventis and Grace Adeliyi, had in the petitions asked for an investigation into the circumstances leading to an order granted by Justice Aderemi in favour of the defendants.
 Canada: Capital Markets Report - June 16-30, 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 14, 2014 Monday

 FROM THE REGULATORS Decisions Canadian Securities Regulator Upholds Poison Pill: Shareholder Approval Buys Target Five Month Breather from Hostile Bid By: Wendy Berman and Jonathan Wansbrough The British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC") recently departed from past practice by permitting Augusta Resource Corporation's ("Augusta") shareholder rights plan or poison pill (the "SRP") to remain in effect for up to 156 days, in the face of a hostile take-over bid made by HudBay Minerals Inc. ("HudBay"). A defining feature of this case was that an absolute majority of shareholders of Augusta voted to maintain the SRP during the currency of HudBay's bid, with full knowledge that the bid may be impeded. The BCSC's decision places significant weight on informed shareholder support for a rights plan implemented in the face of a specific bid, while professing that this factor is not, in and of itself, determinative. For a detailed analysis of this decision, please click here. News and Notices
 Contract - Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Fraud – Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices – Unjust Enrichment
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, July 14, 2014 Monday

 Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-0648, 18 pp.) (Calvin Murphy, J.) 2014 NCBC 28 Holding: Even though the defendant, CEO of Garrison Enterprises, Inc., breached his fiduciary duty to Garrison Enterprises, Inc. by misrepresenting material terms in a contract with a third-party for cleaning supplies to the Board of Directors, there was no injury to the plaintiff; therefore, the plaintiff was not entitled to relief for this cause of action. The court at a non-jury trial ruled in favor of the defendant on all of the plaintiff’s causes of action and dismissed the defendant’s counterclaim/crossclaims.
 Dane County judge halts serial litigants' ability to file
Wisconsin Law Journal (Milwaukee, WI), July 14, 2014 Monday

 A Dane County judge has permanently enjoined two Madison artists from filing any lawsuits against defendants and attorneys who were the subject of up to seven lawsuits that repeatedly have been thrown out as frivolous. At a hearing Monday morning, Judge John Markson made it clear to litigants Quincy Neri and Rodney Rigsby that they could go to jail if they don’t stop serving and pursing the claims against insurance providers. In addition to enjoining them, he also said the pair must get permission from a judge before filing against anybody involved in the lawsuits. He said “this whole thing was utterly ill-conceived from this start,” and said their attempts are “misguided” and “almost delusional. ” “Why you thought you could do this is beyond me and it really doesn’t matter,” Markson said, “but the point is you were told by a lot of different people on a lot of different times you couldn’t, and it needs to stop now. ”
 United Kingdom: Breach Of Confidence And Damages
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 14, 2014 Monday

 In the recent case of Primary Group, Mr Justice Arnold considered the law relating to the assessment of damages for breaches of both contractual and equitable obligations of confidence. Here, RBS disclosed copies of Primary Group's financial reports to Direct Line without the consent of Primary Group. RBS did not deny it had disclosed this report without consent, but argued that the applicable set of terms and conditions justified its disclosure. Arnold J found in Primary Group's favour, that RBS's actions constituted a breach of confidence.
 Court Refuses to Stop Edo PDP Lawmakers From Sitting
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 13, 2014

 A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City has struck out the prayer by the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Uyi Igbe, and 14 others, for an order of interim injection restraining nine Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers from further purporting to carry out their legislative functions to sit or hold plenary sessions whatsoever pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
 Australia: Australian M&A - Are merger authorisations now practical?
Mondaq Business Briefing, July 12, 2014 Saturday

 AGL's successful merger authorisation in June 2014 To date, most merger clearances in Australia have involved a voluntary application for 'informal clearance' to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The option of applying directly to the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) for a merger authorisation has always existed, but has generally been regarded as impractical within the dynamic commercial context of M&A transactions. However, on 25 June 2014, the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) granted conditional authorisation for AGL Energy Limited's (AGL) high-profile AUD 1.5 billion acquisition of the assets of Macquarie Generation (MacGen). The decision is the first merger authorisation decision under the current merger authorisation procedure. The decision illustrates that merger authorisation is a practical alternative for certain M&A transactions. This note provides a brief overview of the AGL decision and provides key insights into the merger authorisation procedure. This note will be of current or future interest to anyone involved in Australian M&A transactions that raise material competition concerns.
 Court strikes out Edo speaker's application
Nigerian Tribune, July 12, 2014 Saturday

  A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday struck out the prayer by the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Uyi Igbe, and 14 others for an order of interim injunction restraining nine of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House from carrying out their legislative functions pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
 Tories blasted over workers' rights
Paisley Daily Express, July 12, 2014 Saturday

 A Paisley MP has DISMISSEDTORY plans to change strike action rules as"the latest government assault on the rights of working people."
 Tracy Morgan to Sue Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash
The Wire, July 12, 2014 Saturday

 Tracy Morgan is reportedly suing Wal-Mart over a deadly crash involving one of its trucks that killed one person and seriously injured the former SNL and '30 Rock' star last month. The suit, which was filed in federal court on Thursday, "alleges negligence on Walmart's part."From the Hollywood Reporter:Plaintiffs include Morgan's assistant, Jeffrey Millea, his wife Krista Millea and comedian Ardie Fuqua. The plaintiffs are suing for negligence. In addition, Krista Millea is suing for loss of consortium. They are seeking compensatory and statutory damages, punitive damages, legal fees, as well as pre- and post judgment interest, among other things at a trial by jury." The June 7 crash killed comedian and writer James McNair. Federal laws allow truck drivers to drive up to 14 hours. Kevin Roper, the truck driver in the accident, had been driving just short of the limit when the accident occurred. MSN added: A report by federal transportation safety investigators said Roper was driving 65 mph (105 kph)in the 60 seconds before he slammed into the limo van. The speed limit on that stretch of the turnpike is 55 mph (89 kph) and was lowered to 45 mph (72 kph) that night because of construction.
 Appeal Court Orders Suspended Edo Lawmakers to Stay Away From Assembly Complex
This Day (Lagos), July 11, 2014

 The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City, Edo State has ordered the suspended Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the state House of Assembly to obey the restraining order made against them by a Benin High Court. A Benin High Court presided over by Justice V.O. Eboreime had on June 16 restrained the suspended Deputy Speaker of the assembly, Festus Ebea, Jude Ise-Idehen, Friday Ogieriakhi and Patrick Osayimwen from forcibly gaining entrance into the premises and legislative quarters.
 Appeal Court Throws Out PDP Lawmakers' Application Over Suspension
Leadership (Abuja), July 11, 2014

 The Court of Appeal in Benin City yesterday threw away the application brought before it by four suspended members of Edo State House Assembly which challenged an order restraining them from the House, saying the application lacked merit as they had refused to obey the interim order slammed on them by a lower court.
 Clontarf Energy tumbles 9.2% on low volume 11 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 11, 2014 Friday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 51st largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, tumbled 0.12 GBX (or 9.2%) to close at GBX1.18, ending a two-day streak of rises. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 17.8 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -9.5%. Trading volume was 74% lighter than average.  BEARISH SIGNALSTechnicals:+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low ten times, pointing to a significant downtrend.
 KEN FEINBERG, MANAGING PARTNER, FEINBERG ROZEN IS INTERVIEWED ON BLOOMBERG TV REGARDING GM COMPENSATION
Financial Markets Regulatory Wire , July 11, 2014 Friday

 Lawsuit Against Rock Church Ministries Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program Expands With Seven Additional Plaintiffs.ID Company legal issue
PRWeb Newswire, July 11, 2014

   (PRWEB) July 11, 2014             In May, The Zalkin Law Firm filed a civil lawsuit in the San Diego Superior Court, Central Division, (Case No: 37-2014-00014773-CU-PO-CTL) on behalf of five female participants and one employee of the Rock Church Recovery Ministry drug and alcohol recovery program. On June 12, seven additional participants in the Rock Recovery Program joined that lawsuit and allege additional claims, including a claim of sexual abuse of one plaintiff who was a minor at the time.
 BPE, NCP ask court not to stop power stations' privatisation
SweetCrude Reports, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 10 July 2014, Abuja - The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to refuse an application by Ethiope Energy Limited for an order of interlocutory injunction to stop them from taking any steps to implement the bid exercise in respect of the privatisation of three National Integrated Power Plants (NIPPs) power stations.
 Clontarf Energy accelerates rise: up 16.1% in 2 days 10 July, 2014 16:30 BST
News Bites - Western Europe: United Kingdom, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 BRITISH DAILY STOCK REPORT Clontarf Energy plc (L:CLON), the 87th largest oil & gas producers company by market cap in the United Kingdom, soared 0.18 GBX (or 16.1%) over the past two trading days, after rising 5.4% on Wednesday and 10.2% on Thursday to close at GBX1.30. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 66.1 points (or 1.0%) in the two days, this represented a relative price increase of 17.1%.
 Court Adjourns Ruling On Suit Over Power Privatisation
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 10, 2014

 The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Wednesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to refuse an application by Ethiope Energy Limited seeking an order of interlocutory injunction to restrain them from taking any further steps to implement the bidding exercise in respect of the privatisation of three National Integrated Power Plants (NIPPs) power stations.
 Hatfield rail crash judge to decide blacklisting cases
Construction News, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 The retired judge who imposed a huge fine on Balfour Beatty for its part in the 2000 Hatfield rail crash was chosen to hear blacklisting compensation cases because of his previously tough stance in dealing with the industry. Contractors have now launched the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS) to compensate more than 3,000 workers whose names were held on files held by The Consulting Association before it was raided in 2009. Retired High Court judge Sir Colin McKay was chosen as he could be seen as "completely impartial" due to his record on judging construction firms, the scheme's organisers told Constrution News.
 Ibru - Court Restrains AGF, Amcon From Tampering With Aero Contractors' Assets
Daily Independent (Lagos), July 10, 2014

 A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thurday restrained the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) from further tampering with the assets and properties of Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria allegedly taken over by AMCON.
 Man sues over brain injury suffered in car crash
The Irish Times, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 A man who suffered a brain injury in a car crash in which three other people, including a pregnant woman, died has sued for damages. Michael Tevlin, the High Court was told, has no memory of the incident in which the car in which he was travelling as a back-seat passenger veered across a road as the driver, with whom Mr Tevlin was drinking earlier, attempted to overtake on the Carrickmacross bypass on December 27th, 2010.
 Morningstar reaches settlement in intellectual property suit
SNL Financial Services Daily, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 Morningstar Inc. has settled a software piracy lawsuit filed against it by 401(k) managed accounts software company Business Logic Corp., Investment News reported July 7. The trial, which was scheduled to start July 7 in Chicago, has been canceled, according to the report, which cited a Morningstar spokeswoman. The lawsuit filed by Business Logic in 2009 alleged that Morningstar and unit Ibbotson Associates Inc. misappropriated Business Logic's trade secrets. Business Logic sought in $64.3 million compensatory damages, the news outlet said.
 Real property - Condominium - Economic loss rule
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 10, 2014 Thursday

 Where a judge applied the economic loss rule to damages claimed by condominium trustees over negligent masonry work by the defendant, the economic loss rule is not applicable to the case, so the judgment must be reversed and remanded. Increased damages “On December 8, 2005, Brian Wyman, Frank Thoms, and Vincent Cascio, as trustees of the Market Gallery Condominium Trust (trustees), filed a civil action against Ayer Properties, LLC (Ayer), seeking damages stemming from the negligent construction of elements of a condominium building by Ayer. The trustees alleged that Ayer — which had purchased and converted the building in question into condominiums — had negligently constructed the window frames, the exterior brick masonry, and the roof of the building, resulting in damage to both the common areas of the building and individual residential units.
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