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Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce



Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce


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Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce

The Court of Appeal has ruled that no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce dealing a major blow to married couples.

Three Court of Appeal judges said equality of spouses does not involve the re-distribution of property rights at the dissolution of marriage. Photo: DCI.

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The appellate court which handles appeals arising over the decisions of the High Court as well as any other court or tribunal was responding to a case where a woman identified as BMM had been awarded 50% of property in Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) ordering it be heard afresh.

While setting aside the pronouncement made by High Court Justice William Musyoka, three Court of Appeal judges Hannah Okwengu, Patrick Kiage and Sankale ole Kantai said it was wrong for Musyoka to make

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Michelle Troconis’ Lawyer Seeks To Move Jennifer Dulos Court Case

STAMFORD, CT — The attorney representing Michelle Troconis, one of the suspects accused of conspiracy in the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos, argued in a court hearing Tuesday to have the case moved, but a prosecutor countered that they missed their chance.

Attorney Jon Schoenhorn said during the court hearing, which was held virtually as a concession to the coronavirus pandemic, that the conspiracy to commit murder charge his client faces “is alleged to have occurred” in Hartford County, not Fairfield County.

New Canaan resident Jennifer Dulos disappeared from her home on May 24, 2019, and is presumed to be dead. Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was accused of kidnapping and murdering her, but he took his own life in January before he could stand trial. Troconis, his former girlfriend, and Kent Mawhinney, an attorney and former friend of Fotis Dulos, face similar charges, and both have pleaded not guilty.

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Divorce court is normally quiet during the holiday season, but this year it’s booming



a pair of glasses on a table: Divorces are on the rise. Thiago Santos/iStock/Getty


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  • Inquiries about how to file for divorce have increased 34% year-over-year, and divorce lawyers have anecdotally noticed a spike during the holidays, a time when there’s typically a lull in these cases.
  • Divorce lawyers told Insider the nature of the pandemic has led to feelings of desperation and contempt and pushed couples to ignore previous holiday niceties.
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Divorce lawyers are gearing up for their busiest holiday season ever.

From the Jewish New Year in September through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and up until the New Year, there’s typically a lull in court filings and hearings, they told Insider.

But, they say, heightened stress, anxiety, and bitterness due to the coronavirus pandemic is giving them some work to do.

July survey data from Legal Templates, an online database of legal documents, found a 34% increase in

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Supreme Court dismisses company’s cruel and unusual punishment claim

In January 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada heard a case that made headlines because it raised a provocative question: Can corporations be subject to cruel and unusual punishment?




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While the question might strike the ordinary person as amusing, by the time the Attorney General of Québec vs. 9147-0732 Québec Inc. case arrived at Canada’s top court, the stakes were high. That’s because some established elements of corporate and criminal law were thrown into doubt when the case was decided by a 2-1 majority) of the Québec Court of Appeal in favour of a Québec contracting company.

The company had challenged what it thought was an unreasonably high mandatory minimum fine that it claimed could push it into bankruptcy. It argued the fine, upwards of $30,000, was an over-the-top consequence for doing renovation work without a

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Ontario Court Clarifies Law For The Commencement Of Limitation Periods For Prosecutorial Torts – Criminal Law


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Ontario Court Clarifies Law For The Commencement Of Limitation Periods For Prosecutorial Torts


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In the recent decision of MacKinnon v. Halton Regional
Police Services Board et al
, 2020 ONSC 6908, the Ontario
Superior Court dismissed a plaintiff’s claim on a motion for
summary judgment for being commenced outside of the two-year
limitation period. BLG represented the defendants.

Background

On September 6, 2014, the plaintiff, Robert MacKinnon, was
charged with respect to three allegedly fraudulent wire transfers.
The Crown eventually stayed the charges on March 27, 2015 pursuant
to s. 579 of the Criminal Code.

On March 23, 2018, Mr. MacKinnon commenced an action against the
Halton Regional Police Service and several named officers alleging
malicious prosecution, negligent investigation

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Faraday Future says its former GC was a ‘potted plant’: court papers

  • Faraday Future, an electric vehicle company whose CEO has said is on the cusp of going public, was sued by its former general counsel Hong Liu in January over compensation he says he was owed.
  • The company this week said Liu was basically a “potted plant” in his time working there and asked a court to claw back $1.8 million in pay that Liu received.
  • Faraday’s lawyers said Liu oversold his relationships with potential investment partners and came up short on legal expertise.
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A lawyer who says he wasn’t paid over $6 million in compensation owed to him for serving as the top lawyer at electric-car company Faraday Future oversold his credentials and sat around like a “potted plant” during his year with the company, the company said.

In legal papers filed on Thursday, Faraday, which has struggled since its 2015 launch and

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UK Supreme Court To Hear Case Over ‘IS Bride’ Return

Britain’s Supreme Court will on Monday hear the case of a woman stripped of her UK citizenship after joining the Islamic State in Syria, who wants to return to appeal the ruling.

The government in July won its bid to have the country’s highest court consider whether Shamima Begum, 20, should be allowed to return to the UK to pursue an appeal over her revoked citizenship.

Earlier in July, three senior Court of Appeal judges ruled Begum should be allowed to come to Britain for the legal challenge.

But one judge said the Supreme court should consider the government’s appeal because it raised “points of law of general public importance”.

Begum was 15 when she and two other schoolgirls from Bethnal Green in east London left home to join the jihadist group on February 17, 2015.

She claims she married a Dutch convert soon after arriving in IS-held territory. She

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The Trump campaign’s lawyers said they are ‘thankful’ to the judge who dismissed their election case in Pennsylvania so they can get it to the Supreme Court more quickly



Rudy Giuliani wearing a suit and tie: Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference held by Donald Trump in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images


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Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference held by Donald Trump in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

  • The Trump campaign’s lawyers said in a statement that they are “thankful” to the judge who dismissed their Pennsylvania campaign lawsuit in a scathing opinion on Saturday.
  • Judge Matthew Brann threw out the lawsuit and said it was attempting to disenfranchise 7 million people without providing any good reason to do so.
  • Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said the decision “turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the US Supreme Court.”
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The Trump campaign said in a statement that they are “thankful” to the judge who dismissed their Pennsylvania campaign lawsuit in a scathing opinion on Saturday.

The lawsuit sought to block Pennsylvania from certifying the vote

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Tina Dabi, Athar Khan File For Divorce in Jaipur’s Family Court

New Delhi: IAS officers Tina Dabi and Athar Khan, who had tied the knot in 2018, have filed for divorce with mutual consent in a family court in Jaipur. While Tina Dabi had bagged top position in the UPSC examination in 2015 and Athar Amir, who hails from Kashmir, had secured the second position in civil service examinations in the same year. Also Read – Spitting in Public, Violating Social Distancing & Breaking Quarantine Rules To Attract Rs 2000 Fine in Delhi

Both Tina and Athar are officers of the Rajasthan cadre and are currently posted in Jaipur. The duo had stated that they had fallen in love during their training period. Also Read – Massive Showdown Likely in Delhi on Nov 26 as Farmers Plan Protest Against Centre’s Farm Laws

While many people hailed their wedding as a symbol of communal harmony, the Hindu Mahasabha had termed it as

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Trump campaign loses in Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Giuliani seeks to salvage federal election case

President Trump made a rare post-election public appearance in the White House Rose Garden on Friday.


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The Trump campaign faced further setbacks Tuesday in its attempt to overturn the election result in Pennsylvania, casting further doubt on the president’s longshot attempt to win a second term in the courts.

In a 5-2 ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s decision that ordered election observers in Philadelphia to be allowed within 6 feet of tables where ballots were being counted.

The court concluded that the Philadelphia Board of Elections rules “did not deprive [Trump campaign] poll watchers of the ability to actually observe the process in any meaningful way.”

In a separate federal lawsuit, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani stepped in at the last minute to present arguments in a case that was supposed to address complaints that some Pennsylvania counties, but not others, allowed political

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