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- Put-option Holders: Financial Creditors Under the IBC?
In its recent judgment in the case of Jignesh Shah v. Union of India (Jignesh Shah), a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court set aside the NCLAT judgment in the case of Pushpa Shah v. IL&FS Financial Services Limited (NCLAT Judgment) along with the original judgment of the NCLT (NCLT Judgment and, together, La-Fin Judgments)....
- Surveillance in the Post-Puttaswamy Era
In 1997, the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) pronounced its judgment in the case of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) v. Union of India (SC, 1997) (PUCL Case), which laid the groundwork for the right to privacy in the context of telephonic surveillance (i.e. wiretaps) and constitutional freedoms. This article analyses the Supreme...
- Feature: WinZO CEO Paavan Nanda discusses his vision of building a vernacular gaming platform
In this exclusive interview, serial entrepreneur and IIM Calcutta graduate Paavan Nanda, who founded gaming platform WinZo Games discusses his vision of creating a vernacular esports and digital gaming platform that would cater to the needs of tier 2, 3, 4 and 5 cities in India. Full interview: – Q. You launched the app, earlier...
- FDA issues warning letter to acidified food facility in India
As part of its enforcements, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has...
- India’s Supreme Court Awards Disputed Ayodhya Site To Hindus
In M Siddiq (D) Thr Lrs v. Mahant Suresh Das & Ors, (India Supreme Court, Nov. 9, 2019), in an opinion that spans 1,045 pages, the Supreme Court of India ruled on a decades-old dispute over a piece of land claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. BBC summarized the decision: India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the...
- IFSG appoints former Mumbai top cop as advisor
Fantasy sports industry body, the Indian Federation for Sports Gaming (IFSG), announced that former Mumbai police commissioner and Maharashtra DGP, AN Roy, would be joining the organisation as a strategic advisor. Roy joins former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri; former Delhi Daredevils COO Amrit Mathur and former BCCI treasurer Ratnakar Shetty as a member...
- Quizistan: Where knowledge and cash go hand in hand
One of India’s fastest growing quiz platform “Quizistan” is happy to announce its new feature where players are allowed to play against each other 24*7 for real money. The feature is called “Challenge a friend” or “Challenge a Random Person”. You can enter your friends username and send him a challenge. If you don’t have...
- Sports Minister rules out legalising betting, may consider lottery to fund sports programmes
Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs, in an Idea Exchange conversation with The Indian Express unequivocally stated his opposition to legalising sports betting, noting that it is illegal and immoral. Rijiju, when asked about his views on legalising betting in sports, said, “I am against any form...
- Insolvency petition against Play Games24x7 dismissed
Exclusive An insolvency petition filed by online affiliate marketing company Living Consumer Products Private Limited against RummyCircle and My11Circle parent company Play Games24x7 Private Limited was dismissed by the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). The NCLT proceedings filed by Living Consumer against the online rummy and fantasy gaming company was first...
- What are the world’s biggest gambling countries?
Gambling is a pastime for many all over the world. With the thrill of gambling drawing people back in time and time again, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the highest grossing industries. The global gambling industry is estimated to reach 495 billion US dollars this year. So, where in the world is gambling...
- Outsource Your Legal Work to Iowa
Outsource Your Legal Work to Iowa: I have recently read several articles concerning the outsourcing of legal work to India and other countries. In fact, outsourcing is becoming popular for high level legal work including mergers and acquisitions. I have often wondered – why don’t companies...
- Blawg Review #177 — Back to Business
Blawg Review #177 is up at Small Business Trends -- click here to read it. Small Business Trends is a business blog and, so focuses its review on legal angles on business issues. The Review covers a number of intellectual property issues, including UsefulArt's post about India's first trademark on...
- Royal Caribbean Cruises – An Epidemic of Sick, Injured & Neglected Crew Members
Today I received a telephone call and two emails from crew members from Trinidad, India and Nicaragua. Their stories all sounded the same. They worked on cruise ships as a waiter or assistant waiter until they suffered back, shoulder or wrist injuries. After being sent home, they had to call and ...
- Alien Employee Who Was Induced To Come To The U.S. Was Properly Awarded Unpaid Wages
Singh v. Southland Stone, U.S.A., Inc., 186 Cal.App.4th 338 (2010) Gurpreet Singh moved from India to California to work as a general manager for Southland Stone. After Singh resigned and returned to India, he filed suit against Southland and its president (Ravinder S. Johar), alleging various...
- Vigilance at its best?
Earlier this month, the BBC reported that an Indian government appointee had resigned due to allegations of corruption. The cynics among us would not necessarily have batted an eyelid, but what made me take particular notice on this occasion was the fact that the person in question, Shri P J...
- Outsourcers Exempt from India’s Privacy Regulations
On August 24, 2011, India's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology issued a clarification regarding India's new privacy regulations, indicating that outsourcing service providers in India will not need to obtain consent from individuals before processing their data....
- Listeria-tainted Julienne Salad Recalled
18th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey, ham and hard-boiled eggs. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of an FDA recall due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of...
- Indian Ocean Tuna, processed in India into Tuna Scrape, is link to 258 Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga Illnesses in 24 States and D.C.
FDA and CDC Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga Outbreak Investigation Update As many as 32 Hospitalized The FDA’s Office in New Delhi, India has initiated a seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) inspection at the Nakaochi scrape yellowfin tuna manufacturer, Moon Fishery Pvt Ltd. in...
- SEC Charges Oracle With FCPA Violations
On August 16, 2012, in a Complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Oracle Corporation with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The Complaint alleges that, from 2005 to 2007, employees...
- Women In India Report Rampant Sexual Harassment
This is not quite an employment discrimination story – but more of a story about sexual harassment of women after work ends. A nationwide survey in India has found that 92 per cent of women working in information technology, hospitality, civil aviation and call centers feel unsafe travelling home...