MUMBAI : Ericsson is set to file a second contempt of court petition against Reliance Communications ’ ( RCom ) chairman Anil Ambani for failing to repay dues on time despite Supreme Court ’s orders, a move which will add to the telco’s troubles already facing the threat of a revival of insolvency proceedings for failing to pay the Swedish telecom gear maker on time. “We are going ahead with the revival of the earlier contempt petition as well as filing a new contempt petition against Anil Ambani because he failed to abide by the directions of SC as per its order on October 23,” said senior counsel Anil Kher, who represents Ericsson. Ambani had given a personal guarantee in the apex court, backing a timely payment to Ericsson, the first deadline for which was September 30. This timeline was missed, prompting the equipment maker to file the first contempt petition against the chairman in October. At that time, the Supreme Court had given RCom more time — till December … [Read more...] about Ericsson to again move court against Anil Ambani as RCom fails to pay up
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Mumbai: Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson will not accept any settlement offer by Reliance Communications ( RCom ), unless directed by the Supreme Court , people familiar with the matter said. The stance comes post the debt-laden telco’s offer to make payments using income tax refunds to the company. “RCom lawyers had said they are willing to give Rs 129 crore, which is an income tax refund, and another forthcoming refund of Rs 134 crore. This was over and above Rs 118 crore that has been deposited with the Supreme Court registry earlier,” said Anil Kher, senior advocate representing Ericsson, on the option given by RCom in the top court this week. “However, Ericsson did not respond to this suggestion and left it to the decision of the court,” the senior counsel said. People aware of developments say Rs 381 crore is way lower than the settlement term of Rs 550 crore and therefore Ericsson is unlikely to accept it. The operational creditor said it had settled for Rs 550 … [Read more...] about Ericsson won’t accept settlement from RCom without SC direction
The real estate regulator is calling litigants for in-person hearings in breach of HC guidelines, while all other courts in the land are conducting only virtual/online hearings, claims lawyer and RERA practitioner Can RERA (Real Estate Appellate Authority) call litigants for physical appearance and conduct in-person hearings in times of Covid when all courts, including Gujarat High Court , have adopted the virtual method of functioning? Also, does an appellate forum, which RERA is, even need the physical presence of litigants when cases are only dealt with on the basis of documents and lawyer arguments? These questions have been posed by an advocate on the basis of answers to RTI applications, raising issues relating to violation of HC guidelines. 19 physical hearings: RTI reply In response to RTI queries, RERA provided details that it did indeed conduct some physical hearings -- 19 cases in all between July 1, 2020 to January 10 this year. This was the period when … [Read more...] about Physical hearings: Did RERA violate Guj HC guidelines?
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has decided to reserve its opinion regarding the presidential reference seeking an open-ballot voting system in the Senate elections. According to Geo.tv , a five-judge, larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed heard the case. During the hearing, Pakistan Bar Council's lawyer Mansoor Usman Awan argued that holding elections through an open-ballot system has been unprecedented in Pakistan, adding that the secrecy of casting votes is the essence of elections. The Chief Justice of Pakistan remarked that it was the Parliament's job to pass resolutions so that the electoral process could become transparent, adding that the court will only give its opinion regarding the implementation of Article 226. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed added that all political parties have acknowledged the rampant corruption in the process of Senate elections and videos proving that have also emerged, however, no one is ready to take steps to eradicate … [Read more...] about SC reserves opinion on presidential reference seeking open-ballot voting in Senate election
Second gentleman Doug Emhoff Doug Emhoff Emhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' Biden leans into empathizer-in-chief role Biden mourns 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus MORE reflected on the “powerful” impact of the Supreme Court landmark ruling in Loving v. Virginia legalizing interracial marriage, saying he would not have been married to Vice President Harris if not for that decision. Emhoff could be seeing viewing the historic court documents from the case in a recent visit to the National Archives. “I gotta see this. … Geeking out as a lawyer on this one, hold on,” the second gentleman, an attorney who was also a partner at law firm DLA Piper in Los Angeles up until last year , said in a clip of the moment. ADVERTISEMENT “For hundreds of years, you could not literally marry somebody that you loved because of their race. I would not be married to Kamala Harris Kamala … [Read more...] about Emhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this ‘I would not be married to Kamala Harris’