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KIRTI & ANR ETC v. ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

These civil appeals, which have been heard through video conferencing, have been filed by three surviving dependents (who are two minor daughters and father) of the two deceased, impugning the judgment dated 17.07.2017 of the High Court of Delhi through which motor accident compensation of Rs 40.71 lakhs awarded by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Rohini (hereinafter, "Tribunal") on 24.12.2016 under Section 168 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 ("MV Act"), was reduced to Rs 22 lakhs.

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VK Lingam fails again in bid to return to law practice

Legal profession
Former lawyer implicated in judge-fixing scandal again barred from return to legal practice
Former lawyer VK Lingam, who was implicated in the 2007 judge-fixing scandal, has failed again in his bid to return to legal practice. A three-member Court of Appeal bench chaired by Lee Swee Seng said the High Court was correct in maintaining the findings of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board in 2015 to strike his name off the rolls. The other judges on the panel were Lee Heng Cheong and Hashim Hamzah. Swee Seng said the findings of the board to accept the evidence of Loh Gwo Burne and Loh Mui Fah that Lingam was on the telephone communicating to then chief judge of Malaya Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim were justified.

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UK Supreme Court upholds law firm's non-compete clause with rival after four-year legal battle

Your Lawyers celebrates victory in dispute sparked by potential collaboration over a VW emissions group claim
The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favour of consumer action law firm Your Lawyers in a dispute with rival firm Harcus Sinclair over the enforceability of a non-compete clause relating to their potential collaboration in a group emissions claim against Volkswagen. The court ruled today that the clause in a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) the firms signed so they could discuss working together on a claim was enforceable, meaning Harcus Sinclair should have sought Your Lawyers' permission before it subsequently ‘retained clients’ and signed on another City firm, Slater and Gordon, to launch its own group collective action.

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