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KHURSHEED AHMAD KHAN v. STATE OF U.P. & ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

"...what was protected under Article 25 was the religious faith and not a practice which may run counter to public order, health or morality. Polygamy was not integral part of religion and monogamy was a reform within the power of the State under Article 25. This Court upheld the views of the Bombay, Gujarat and Allahabad High Courts to this effect. This Court also upheld the view of the Allahabad High Court upholding such a conduct rule. It was observed that a practice did not acquire sanction of religion simply because it was permitted. Such a practice could be regulated by law without violating Article 25..."...

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Supreme Court: higher ranked creditors' right to interest out-ranks subordinated creditors' claims

UK
Insolvency
Statutory interest and non-provable liabilities have priority over subordinated debt
The Supreme Court has ruled on a number of legal issues stemming from the 2008 collapse of the Lehman Brothers group. The administrators of Lehman's European arm, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE), made sufficient recoveries to be able to repay all its unsecured creditors in full. However, various groups of creditors claim to be entitled to payments from the surplus.

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Burkini and Bio-Oil battles result in award of additional damages

AUSTRALIA
Intellectual property
Award of damages for lost reputation more likely where product complained of is counterfeit
Australian courts have shown an increased willingness to award additional damages in the context of intellectual property infringement. Two recent decisions in particular have dealt with the award of damages in the context of design, copyright and trade mark infringement. 

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