Anon released, then held in another case
Anon Nampa, a pro-democracy protest co-leader, has been detained in another case right after a court temporarily released him on bail in one.The human rights lawyer was taken to Bangkok on Monday afternoon after the Chiang Mai Court approved a second round of his detention and released him on bail for a surety of 200,000 baht, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.The money reportedly came from the fund raised by a network of academics.Mr Anon was detained after the release by Chana Songkhram police for his involvement in the Free Youth rally on Sept 19 at Thammasat University and Sanam L...
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Chief justice says SC ‘tried its best’ in case of jailed activist Reina Mae Nasino
Chief justice says SC ‘tried its best’ in case of jailed activist Reina Mae NasinoMANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court was not remiss in the case of jailed activist Reina Mae Nasino, who gave birth in government custody and whose infant daughter died months after they were separated, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said.“We tried our best… and I hope Mrs. Nasino understands also the court and the others. That’s what really happened. There was no intention to delay it. It’s because there are really limitations,” Peralta said in a virtual briefing on Friday.READ: Group asks Chief Justice Peral...
Goldman Sachs agrees to largest penalty ever in 1MDB scandal
New York (AFP) - Global financial titan Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $2.9 billion in penalties to settle criminal charges in the 1MDB Malaysian bribery scandal, the largest US fine ever in a corruption case, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Acting US Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt said Goldman "accepted responsibility" in the case that involved $1.6 billion in bribes, the largest ever recorded, and massive gains laundered through the US financial system.Goldman Sachs helped raise $6.5 billion for the Malaysian government's sovereign wealth fund. The US Justice Department h...
This is the case of a seafarer who died while performing his job. Under existing laws, his heirs are entitled to some monetary compensation and damages. The main questions here are: what are these compensations and damages and where should they be filed?This is the case of Lando who has four children: Virgie, James, Rosie and Jerry. To support his children, Lando works as Second Mate in the tugboat of a construction equipment company (the Company). In the course of his employment and as the tugboat was towing an overloaded barge, a recoiling rope accidentally struck Lando, causing him to be th...
Ex-tennis star Becker denies charges at bankruptcy-related case
Former tennis professional Boris Becker denied all allegations of failing to cooperate with a bankruptcy authority at a court appearance in London on Thursday.The 52-year-old, who wore a face mask and dark grey suit, pleaded "not guilty" to all 28 counts when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court for the 45-minute procedural hearing.He also stated that he understood that an arrest warrant would be issued if he absconded while on bail. He was ordered to notify the authorities about his travels and deposit his passport with lawyers.The Insolvency Office accuses Becker of not coopeperating enough ...
Commentary: The case for giving everyone a job
We are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.In less than a year, COVID-19 — and the Trump administration’s lack of leadership — has killed more than 217,000 Americans and left more than 7 million infected. Today, one in 10 Americans is unemployed, and many more are underemployed or at risk of being furloughed or fired.Federal weekly unemployment benefits have expired and people cannot pay their bills. With the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium, 23 million people risk losing their homes. On top of all this, the West Coast is still on fire and the worst effects of ...
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Former tennis star Becker faces bankruptcy-related case in London
Former tennis professional Boris Becker, 52, plans to defend himself against allegations from a bankruptcy authority in a London court on Thursday.The Insolvency Office accuses him of not cooperating enough in connection with his bankruptcy proceedings.The three-time Wimbledon winner and six-time Grand Slam champion vehemently denies this.Becker was declared insolvent by a British court in 2017.Bankruptcy proceedings in Britain can be completed after just one year. In Becker's case, however, the bankruptcy conditions were extended by 12 years, meaning he must submit to certain restrictions unt...
Michael Jackson sex abuse accuser's refiled case tossed by judge
Safechuck, who was part of the damning 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland, revived his 2014 legal battle against the late King of Pop's companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures Inc. earlier this year (20) after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law extending the statute of limitations for alleged sex abuse victims.But the accuser has come up empty after a judge threw the case out, ruling that Safechuck and his lawyers failed to support their argument that Jackson's aides and handlers had a legal obligation to supervise his behaviour in the 1990s, when he allegedly abused James as a c...
Sindh CM blames PTI for case against Nawaz Sharif son-in-law
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that his government has gathered credible evidence showing that the complainants who lodged a criminal case against the son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar, provided false information to the police.They also brazenly acted in connivance with the legislators of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for conspiring against the leader of the rival political party who was on a visit of Karachi, Shah said.The Sindh chief minister made this disclosure while speaking at a press conference here at Chief Minist...
Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir
The trial of Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir and others over a 1989 coup heard defence arguments Tuesday dismissing charges of illegal use of military force.The latest hearing coincided with a mission to Khartoum by a team from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has sought for almost a decade to try Bashir for alleged war crimes in Darfur.It was held as Sudan celebrated a US decision to remove the country from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.The ex-president and 27 others are being tried in Khartoum accused of plotting the 1989 Islamist-backed military ...