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 the first man at trial over a gig economy job got dismantled on cross examination
the first man at trial over a “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat

Enlarge/ One of Raef Lawson's promotional shots on his IMDB page. IMDBShare this storyUpdont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e (1:40p ET, 9/8): This post has been updont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed with informont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion from Lawson's re-direct testimony, as well as a transcript (PDF) with thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> testimony.The sole plaintiff going to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> his treont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ment in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy" has a serious problem. Under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion yesterday, former GrubHub deliveryont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> Raef Lawson admitted thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he lied on his applicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions to GrubHub, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont> paid for shifts he barely worked, and took steps to avoid doing some deliveries.Lawson also acknowledged thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>, before applying to GrubHub, he consulted with his ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>torney, who has specialized in lawsuits against so-called "gig economy" companies, like Uber and Lyft. These companies typically provide workers with part-time work and

the first man at trial over a “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat

Enlarge/ One of Raef Lawson's promotional shots on his IMDB page. IMDBShare this storyThe sole plaintiff going to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> his treont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ment in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy" has a serious problem. Under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion yesterday, former GrubHub deliveryont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> Raef Lawson admitted thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he lied on his applicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions to GrubHub, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont> paid for shifts he barely worked, and took steps to avoid doing some deliveries.Lawson also acknowledged thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>, before applying to GrubHub, he consulted with his ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>torney, who has specialized in lawsuits against so-called "gig economy" companies, like Uber and Lyft. These companies typically provide workers with part-time work and flexible shifts, but few oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r benefits. And Lawson was fired from anoont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r gig economy plont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>form, Postmont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>es, which directly accused him of fraud.Lawson, a

the first man at trial over a “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat

Enlarge/ One of Raef Lawson's promotional shots on his IMDB page. IMDBShare this storyUpdont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e (1:40p ET, 9/8): This post has been updont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed with informont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion from Lawson's re-direct testimony, as well as a transcript (PDF) with thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> testimony.The sole plaintiff going to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> his treont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ment in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy" has a serious problem. Under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion yesterday, former GrubHub deliveryont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> Raef Lawson admitted thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he lied on his applicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions to GrubHub, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont> paid for shifts he barely worked, and took steps to avoid doing some deliveries.Lawson also acknowledged thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>, before applying to GrubHub, he consulted with his ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>torney, who has specialized in lawsuits against so-called "gig economy" companies, like Uber and Lyft. These companies typically provide workers with part-time work and

the first man to sue over his “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat

Enlarge/ One of Raef Lawson's promotional shots on his IMDB page. IMDBShare this storyThe sole plaintiff going to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> his treont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ment in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy" has a serious problem. Under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion yesterday, former GrubHub deliveryont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> Raef Lawson admitted thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he lied on his applicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions to GrubHub, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont> paid for shifts he barely worked, and took steps to avoid doing some deliveries.Lawson also acknowledged thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>, before applying to GrubHub, he consulted with his ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>torney, who has specialized in lawsuits against so-called "gig economy" companies, like Uber and Lyft. These companies typically provide workers with part-time work and flexible shifts, but few oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r benefits. And Lawson was fired from anoont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r gig economy plont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>form, Postmont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>es, which directly accused him of fraud.Lawson, a

jaitley to be cross-examined by single judge in defamation suit: hc

The Delhi High Court today decided to transfer ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ongoing cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of Arun Jaitley before ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> joint registrar to a court in a defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed by him against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and five oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r party leaders. Expressing a view thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> any mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ter, including ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> present one, should be conducted fairly and in time-bound and speedy ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>ner, Justice Manmohan said ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> finance minister be done by a single judge of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> high court.He furont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r said now ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> joint registrar's order directing Kejriwal to conclude Jaitley's cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion on February 12 becomes infructuous as now ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court will decide ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> dont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> relevancy of questions put to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister.The court has fixed ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ter for February 12 before Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw for Jaitley's f

wind up jaitley's cross examination by feb 12: hc to kejriwal

The Delhi High Court today directed Arvind Kejriwal to wind up on February 12 cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of Arun Jaitley in a defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister against ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister and five oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r AAP leaders.Joint Registrar Rakesh Pandit said thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he went through ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> records of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> suit and found thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister was called on eight different dont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>es and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> 250 questions were put to him during his cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister."I feel sufficient opportunities have been granted to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> defendant (Kejriwal) to cross-examine ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> plaintiff (Jaitley)."It is necessary to direct defendant to conclude his evidence on February 12. No furont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r dont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e for future cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion will be given to Kejriwal," Pandit said.Kejriwal's counsel Anupam Srivastava told reporters outside th

hc to kejriwal: won't permit ddca minutes for jaitley's cross-examination

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea calling for two DDCA documents in connection with a defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed against him by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Referring to one of Jaitley's cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion sessions on Kejriwal's behalf, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court said questions put to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister were not relevant to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> questioners should have restrained ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>mselves from putting ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>m. The court said it was not clear in which direction ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion was proceeding. Justice Manmohan also made it clear thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court was allowing Kejriwal's plea to summon only two documents of February 10, 2003 and April 6, 2003, with which Jaitley can be confronted during his cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion. Jaitley's cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> suit is going on b

bill cosby trial: andrea constand has cross-examination

(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — The woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ing her more than a decade ago stood by her story ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> his sex-crimes ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> Wednesday, withstanding hours of often tedious cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> didn't produce ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stumbles ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> TV star might have hoped for.Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a roont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>tic relont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ionship before ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 2004 encounter ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> his suburban Philadelphia home.And she explained away ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> numerous phone calls ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y had afterward by saying she was merely returning Cosby's messages about ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> women's basketball squad ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Temple University, where he was a powerful member of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> board of trustees and she was director of team operont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions.Constand, 44, left ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness stand after some seven hours of testimony ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> two days,

hc allows kejriwal to call 2 documents, refuses to permit ddca minutes

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea calling for two DDCA documents in connection with a defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed against him by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.Referring to one of Jaitley's cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion sessions on Kejriwal's behalf, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court said questions put to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister were not relevant to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> questioners should have restrained ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>mselves from putting ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>m.The court said it was not clear in which direction ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion was proceeding.Justice Manmohan also made it clear thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court was allowing Kejriwal's plea to summon only two documents of February 10, 2003 and April 6, 2003, with which Jaitley can be confronted during his cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.Jaitley's cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> suit is going on befor

former student in daramalan college sex abuse trial defends account during cross

Peter Cuzner (middle). Photo: Graham TidyA defence barrister has sought to question ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> memory of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who accused his former Cont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>holic school teacher of sexually abusing him while ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Daramalan College in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 1980s.Peter Cuzner, 61, is on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ACT Supreme Court this week charged with two counts of indecent assault. Prosecutors allege Mr Cuzner had touched ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> year 9 boy's groin on two occasions while purporting to look for a pulse.The former student took ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stand for a second day on Monday, where he defended his account of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> alleged assaults under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion by defence barrister John Masters.Conceding his memory may have faded ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> time, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness said, "but some things thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> happen in your life stick vividly in your mind, and are never going to be erased".The witness

former student in daramalan college sex abuse trial defends account during cross

Peter Cuzner (middle). Photo: Graham TidyA defence barrister has sought to question ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> memory of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who accused his former Cont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>holic school teacher of sexually abusing him while ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Daramalan College in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 1980s.Peter Cuzner, 61, is on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ACT Supreme Court this week charged with two counts of indecent assault. Prosecutors allege Mr Cuzner had touched ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> year 9 boy's groin on two occasions while purporting to look for a pulse.The former student took ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stand for a second day on Monday, where he defended his account of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> alleged assaults under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion by defence barrister John Masters.Conceding his memory may have faded ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> time, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness said, "but some things thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> happen in your life stick vividly in your mind, and are never going to be erased".The witness

former student in daramalan college sex abuse trial defends account during cross

Peter Cuzner (middle). Photo: Graham TidyA defence barrister has sought to question ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> memory of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who accused his former Cont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>holic school teacher of sexually abusing him while ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Daramalan College in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 1980s.Peter Cuzner, 61, is on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ACT Supreme Court this week charged with two counts of indecent assault. Prosecutors allege Mr Cuzner had touched ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> year 9 boy's groin on two occasions while purporting to look for a pulse.The former student took ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stand for a second day on Monday, where he defended his account of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> alleged assaults under cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion by defence barrister John Masters.Conceding his memory may have faded ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> time, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness said, "but some things thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> happen in your life stick vividly in your mind, and are never going to be erased".The witness

jethmalani's remarks scandalous, let kejriwal step into box

The Delhi High Court today termed as "scandalous" certain remarks made by Arvind Kejriwal's lawyer Ram Jethmalani against Arun Jaitley during his cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion in a civil defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union Minister.Justice Manmohan said if such remarks were made on instructions of Kejriwal, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n he should "ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont> step into ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> box and make good his allegont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions" before continuing with Jaitley's cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion."If such allegont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions have been made on instructions of Defendant 1 (Kejriwal), ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n no point in continuing with ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> plaintiff (Jaitley) anymore. Let Defendant 1 make good his allegont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions. Let him step into ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> box," ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> judge orally observed.Jaitley's senior advocont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>es Rajiv Nayar and Sandeep Sethi had raised ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> issue before ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court saying ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y want a c

delhi hc issues notice to kejriwal over jaitley's new 10-cr defamation suit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a fresh Rs 10 crore defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed against him by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion case comes after senior advocont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e Ram Jethmalani's intense cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of Jaitley last week in relont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion to his previous Rs 10 crore defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit against Kejriwal. 
During ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion, Jethmalani made several assertions against Jaitley, including 'being guilty of crimes and crookery'.
Offended by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> objectionable words, Jaitley deont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>ded an explanont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion wheont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>se provocont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ive stont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ements were because of a personal tiff. 
The 93-year old veteran lawyer clarified he used those words on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> instructions of Arvind Kejriwal. Building on this response, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Jaitley camp cite

l’affaire nanavati - india legal

At lunchtime on 27 April 1959, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> handsome naval comont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>der Kawas Nanavont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>i was told by his English wife Sylvia thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> she was having an affair with ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>ir flamboyant businessont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>-playboy friend Prem Ahuja. Lont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>er thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> afternoon, armed with a revolver, Nanavont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>i stormed into Ahuja’s bedroom, and shut ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> door behind him. Three gunshots were heard going off inside. Ahuja was dead. Ahuja’s murder set in motion an extraordinary public frenzy— thousands descended on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> streets of Bombay, chanting in favour of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> hero Nanavont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>i, and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> jury, swept off ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>ir feet by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> dazzling naval officer in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> dock, returned a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict. This ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> was ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> deont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>h knell of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> jury system in India. It hurtled a judiciary keen on preserving justice into confrontont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion with an executive bending to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> wil

delhi high court tells kejriwal to wind up jaitley cross-examination by february

Want creont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.With ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r AAP leaders dragging on, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Delhi High Court on Friday (February 2) gave a deadline of February 12 to Kejriwal to wind up ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion process.Having gone through ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> records, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court’s Joint Registrar Rakesh Pandit said thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he found thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Jaitley had been called eight times and thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> 250 questions had been addressed to him during cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister’s counsels.Pandit said thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> it was necessary to direct ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> defendant to conclude his evidence on February 12 as no future dont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e will be given to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister for cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion. Anupam Srivastava, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> counsel for Kejriwal, told

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A Brisbane woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> accused of sending her daughters to Africa to undergo genital mutilont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion wants to represent herself ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>, a court has heard.The African-born woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> and her husband are due to stand ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Beenleigh District Court after being charged with removing ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>ir daughters - ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n aged 12 and nine - from Queensland in lont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e 2015 for genital mutilont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.
A woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>'s limited understanding of English could prevent her representing herself in court. During a mention of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ter on Tuesday, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court heard ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> wanted to represent herself in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>.The court was told thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> would creont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e an issue given ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>'s limited understanding of English and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> fact her daughters are listed as protected witnesses.As such, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> cannot conduct a cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> girls and

bill cosby's chief accuser tells jury of being drugged with pills and assaulted

Norristown: Bill Cosby's chief accuser sent jurors into ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> weekend with a stark portrait of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> night she says ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> she viewed as a friend and mentor tricked her into taking a powerful drug and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n humiliont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed her for his own sexual gront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ificont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.Andrea Constand testified on Friday thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> she was visiting ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Cosby Show star ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> his suburban Philadelphia ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>sion in January 2004 when he slipped her three blue pills he called "your friends."Bill Cosby arrives for his ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>.She thought ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y were herbal supplements thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Cosby said would relieve her stress, but ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y knocked her out. When she awoke, she said, Cosby was violont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ing her."I was weak, I was limp and I just could not fight him off," she testified.Constand, who returns to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness stand on Monday for more cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion, has give

defamation case against kejriwal: complainant khera cross-examined

Want creont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.Above: Ex-Political Secretary to Sheila Dikshit, Pawan Khera In ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed by ex-aide Pawan Khera of Congress Ex-CM Sheila Dikshit cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion commenced Tuesday (April 17) ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court of Samar Vishal, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e, Pont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>iala House Court, New Delhi.The complainant had filed ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion case ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> Kejriwal’s alleged remarks against Sheila Dikshit during ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> protests in October 2012 on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> issue of power tariff hike.The cross examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of Pawan Khera was done by B S Joon lead counsel for accused Kejriwal. The cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion was as follows:Q: Wheont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> alleged interview dont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed October 10, 2012 ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>re was any direct or indirect allegont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions

delhi hc asks kejriwal not to put scandalous questions to jaitley

The Delhi High Court today directed Arvind Kejriwal not to put "scandalous" questions to Union Minister Arun Jaitley during his cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion in a defamont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion suit filed against ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister and five oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r AAP leaders.Justice Manmohan furont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r said ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> chief minister should conduct cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> senior BJP leader in a dignified ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>ner and in accordance with law.It said dignity has to be maintained as no person can be subjected to scandalous and abusive language in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> garb of cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.The court, however, refrained from passing any order against Kejriwal after noting his earlier submission thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> he had not instructed senior advocont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e Ram Jethmalani to use any objectionable remarks against Jaitley.The court was hearing an applicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion moved by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Union minister to e

accuser in daramalan college sex abuse trial defends account in cross-examinatio

Peter Cuzner (middle). Photo: Graham TidyA defence barrister has sought to question ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> memory of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who has accused his former Cont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>holic school teacher of sexually abusing him while ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Daramalan College in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 1980s.Peter Cuzner, 61, is on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ACT Supreme Court this week charged with two counts of indecent assault. Prosecutors contend Mr Cuzner touched ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> year 9 boy's groin on two occasions while purporting to look for a pulse.The complainant took ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stand for a second day of testimony on Monday, where he was cross-examined by Mr Cuzner's barrister John Masters. It has emerged thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>'s ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont> police interview in August 2015, he had said Mr Cuzner was his year co-ordinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>or in year 10, when it was in fact year 9.Also in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> August 2015 police interview, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> witness ha

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Want creont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.Supreme Court rejects deont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>d for transferring investigont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion to ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> CBI, orders Pont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hankot District Judge to conduct ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> and not delegont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e it to anoont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r courtThe Supreme Court, on Monday (May 7), ordered ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> transfer of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> from Kont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hua in Jammu and Kashmir to Pont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hankot in Punjab in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 8-year-old Bakerwal (shepherd) girl who had been abducted, gang-raped and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n found murdered in Kont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hua. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> will be held in-camera, under provisions of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Ranbir Penal Code thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> applies in J&K and no adjournments will be allowed while chief and cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> 122 witnesses in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case.Observing thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> a “fair ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> is sacrosanct principle under Article 21 (fundamental right to life) of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Constitution”, a special bench of

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Cross Prosecutors have dropped ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> sexual assault case against a ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> accused of raping a woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> in 2013.Garrett Lee Cross, 30, was charged in October 2017 with one count of sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact and was set for a five-day ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> starting June 11.But on April 19, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Boulder District Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case without prejudice, saying ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y did not believe ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>y could get a conviction."After extensive investigont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion and thorough review of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case, and in consideront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> People's burden of proof, it is ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> People's position thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>re is no reasonable likelihood of conviction ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>," ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> motion read.Because ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case was dismissed without prejudice, prosecutors do retain ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> right to re-file ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> charges.According to an arrest affidavit, a wo

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​Norristown, Pennsylvania: Andrea Constand had an explosive accusont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion: One of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> world's most famous men - ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> beloved comedian Bill Cosby - had drugged and sexually assaulted her.And so, she called ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> police in 2005, Constand testified on Wednesday during a second day of painstaking cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion in Cosby's sexual assault ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>. The jumbled set of details Constand relont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed to police in a series of interviews are now coming back to haunt her as she tries to persuade a jury thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> she is a sex-crime victim, raont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r than a woont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who willingly had roont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>tic relont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions with Cosby, whom she had thought of as a mentor.Is Foxtel Now worth it?Video duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion01:52Previous slideNext slideVideo duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion01:30Bill Cosby's sexual assault ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> underwayBill Cosby's sexual assault ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> underwayCosby arri

high-profile “gig economy” trial turns on a part-time actor’s job woes

Enlarge/ Shannon Liss-Riordan, who has brought lawsuits against GrubHub and oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r firms, seen here in 2012.Boston Globe / Getty Images NewsShare this storySAN FRANCISCO—The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>us of workers in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy"—or one worker, anyhow—has begun here. The sole question to be decided is this: during ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> few months Raef Lawson drove for food-delivery company GrubHub, beginning in lont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e 2015, was he an employee or an independent contractor?It's an intensive, deep dive into one tiny slice of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> new breed of apps thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> make up ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> gig economy. And if Lawson is successful, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> industry could be more vulnerable to oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r, similar litigont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.The financial stakes in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case aren't high. Lawson's case failed to win class-action stont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>us, so he can't ask for damages for anyone but him

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The Bihar School Examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion Board's mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>riculont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion (Class X) examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont> underway on Wednesday amid tight security. The exams are being video recorded, and Section 144 — which prohibits assembly of more than four people in an area — is clamped on a radius of 200 metres around examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion centres. Students entering an exam hall are being frisked twice — ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont>, outside ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> entrance gont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e of examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion hall and a second time inside ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> hall. There is one invigilont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>or for every 25 students. No one is allowed to enter ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion hall with a mobile phone; only ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> centre superintendent can carry a mobile phone inside.

high profile “gig economy” trial turns on a part-time actor’s job woes

Enlarge/ Shannon Liss-Riordan, who has brought lawsuits against GrubHub and oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r firms, seen here in 2012.Boston Globe / Getty Images NewsShare this storySAN FRANCISCO—The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> stont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>us of workers in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> "gig economy"—or one worker, anyhow—has begun here. The sole question to be decided is this: During ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> few months Raef Lawson drove for food-delivery company GrubHub, beginning in lont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e 2015, was he an employee or an independent contractor?It's an intensive, deep dive into one tiny slice of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> new breed of apps thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> make up ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> gig economy. And if Lawson is successful, it could make ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> industry more vulnerable to oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r, similar litigont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.The financial stakes in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case aren't high. Lawson's case failed to win class-action stont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>us, so he can't ask for damages for anyone bu

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Aurich LawsonShare this storyA US federal appeals court has upheld (PDF) a life sentence for Ross Ulbricht. He was convicted in 2015 of being ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Dread Piront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e Roberts who ran ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Silk Road website, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> largest Internet black market ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> time.The three-judge panel unanimously upheld ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> rulings on a variety of issues by US District Judge Kont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hleen Forrest, who ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont>saw ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>. Ulbricht's defense lawyers wrote dozens of pages challenging Forrest's rulings on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> rules of cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion, hearsay evidence, and expert witnesses. But ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> appeals court ruled in favor of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> lower court judge on every count, saying she handled ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> with "pont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ience and skill."It's debont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>able how much of a defense case Ulbricht would have had even if ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> judge had ruled for him on all of those mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ters. The

battle of the legal eagles

Jethmalani’s cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion has hit home when it comes to facts and figures, since he is known as a ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont> who does his homework. His barbs on Jaitley’s assets, for instance, were based on declaront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ions and an Associont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion for Democront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ic Reforms report, but it failed to have ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> desired effect, namely Jaitley’s reputont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion.It was ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>n Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had forced Jethmalani to resign as law ministerOne legal source pointed out thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> Jethmalani had once approached Jaitley to get a former bureaucront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>’s suspension lifted (ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> retired bureaucront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> is helping Jethmalani in this case), ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> which Jaitley had thrown up his hands saying it was beyond him. Thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> was, again, a setback for ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> veteran lawyer and one he has clearly not foront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">gotont>ten or forgiven.According to legal experts, in a

gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

Gabon says a major trafficking ring thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> smuggled six tons of ivory out of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> country in 2017 has been disont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>tled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Central African country.

appeals court upholds ross ulbricht’s life sentence for creating silk road

Aurich LawsonShare this storyA federal appeals court has upheld (PDF) a life sentence for Ross Ulbricht. He was convicted in 2015 of being ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Dread Piront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e Roberts who ran ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Silk Road website, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> largest Internet black market ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> time.The three-judge panel unanimously upheld ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> rulings on a variety of issues by US District Judge Kont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>hleen Forrest, who ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">overont>saw ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>. Ulbricht's defense lawyers wrote dozens of pages challenging Forrest's rulings on ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> rules of cross-examinont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion, hearsay evidence, and expert witnesses. But ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> appeals court ruled in favor of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> lower court judge on every count, saying she handled ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> with "pont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ience and skill."It's debont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>able how much of a defense case Ulbricht would have had even if ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> judge had ruled for him on all of those mont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ters. The sh

sc grants bail to lt. col shrikant purohit in malegaon case

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit.A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Abhay Manohar Sapre allowed ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> plea challenging Bombay HC order thont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> had declined ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> relief to him. The Nont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ional Investigont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion Agency had earlier admitted before ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> court “several inconsistencies” in ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> case. But it had opposed bail plea by Purohit, saying ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>se things, including retractions of witnesses, could be examined during ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont> only.Purohit, for his part, claimed, “he was caught in political cross-fire”. He cited several factors like serious indictment of Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> NIA, no framing of charges despite his nine years of incarceront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion and no inquiry report by ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Indian Army against him. He sought ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> least inte

john ibrahim's brothers michael and fadi arrested

Two broont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>rs of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, Michael Ibrahim and Fadi Ibrahim, have been arrested in Dubai as police smash an alleged long-running organised crime syndicont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>eThe pair are among 14 people arrested, including underworld figures Mustapha Dib, who was also arrested in Dubai, and Rock Ahmad, who was taken into custody ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> his Bankstown home.Will Sydney's tent city be disont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>tled?Video duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion01:19Previous slideNext slideVideo duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion00:27Police conduct dawn raids across SydneyPolice conduct dawn raids across SydneyAustralian Federal Police and NSW Police have carried out early morning raids ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> properties in Punchbowl, Bankstown and Arncliffe. Vision courtesy Seven News.Will Sydney's tent city be disont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">manont>tled?Video duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion01:19Video duront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ion01:19Will Sydney's tent city be dism

win for ex-grubhub driver in pending trial may profoundly impact “gig economy”

EnlargeBloomberg / Getty Images NewsShare this storySAN FRANCISCO—Next month, a federal judge is set to answer a basic question ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>: should a "gig economy" worker be properly classified as an employee? If so, should his work-relont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>ed expenses be reimbursed, such as mileage?"This is ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">firstont> case in California as to how ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> gig economy works," US Magistront style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont>e Judge Jacqueline Corley said during ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> Thursday hearing, likely ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> last hearing before ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> September 5 bench ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">trialont>, which is expected to last about a week. Most of ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> hearing was taken up establishing procedural ground rules and wrapping up loose threads about witness availability, among oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont>r items.This lawsuit just might provide an answer. If Grubhub must treont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">atont> its drivers as employees, ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">theont> employees would be entitled to all ki

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