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Rajeev Dhavan, the Atticus Finch of Our Times
Rajeev Dhavan reminds me of Atticus Finch, the courageous lawyer in Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird – based on the actual Scottsboro case – who bravely defended a black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman (then a capital crime) in Alabama, a state teeming with racial tension.Finch did this despite threats to him and his family, and despite being ostracised by the townsfolk. When his daughter Scout asked him why he was defending the black man, Atticus replied, “For a number of reasons, the main one being if I didn’t, I couldn’t keep my head high”.In today’s surcharged communal atmosphere in India, perhaps no other senior Indian lawyer would have had the courage to appear for Muslims in the Ayodhya land dispute case, but Dhavan did not flinch from his duty, and followed the rule of professional ethics that state that a lawyer cannot refuse a brief, provided his fee is paid and he is not otherwise engaged – a rule that is also enunciated in Chapter 2 of the rules for professional conduct and etiquette framed by the Bar Council of India.When the great revolutionary writer Thomas Paine was jailed and tried for treason in 1792 for writing his famous booklet The Rights of Man in defence of the French Revolution of 1789, the eminent lawyer Thomas Erskine was briefed to defend him. At the time, Erskine was the Attorney General for the Prince of Wales, and was warned that if he accepted the brief, he would be dismissed from office. Undeterred, he accepted the brief and was promptly dismissed... I referred to the legendary American lawyer Clarence Darrow who defended even the most vile and despicable accused persons as he believed that everyone had the right to be defended.Rajeev Dhavan is the Atticus Finch and Clarence Darrow of the Indian bar. Long live Rajeev Dhavan!
persons  law  literature  disputes  professionals 
8 weeks ago by thomas.kochi
Why does India say no to Kashmir mediation?
India’s firm position against mediation on Kashmir or any other issue stems from several reasons, most notably a historical suspicion, since the 1950s and 1960s, as mediated talks by the United Nations and World Bank, the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia have been unsuccessful in resolving the issues between India and Pakistan. At best, the attempts have worked for diffusing tensions, or calling off hostilities at the Line of Control and the International Border, but not in terms of their rival claims over Jammu and Kashmir. Another reason is that India sees itself as a regional leader, and does not require any assistance in sorting out its issues with other regional countries. In addition, the widespread belief is that mediation favours the weaker party by levelling the playing field, and with its stronger conventional and non-conventional military prowess, India has seen no significant gain from bringing a third-party into its 70-year-old conflict with Pakistan.
geopolitics  India-Pakistan  Kashmir  disputes  conflicts  history 
july 2019 by thomas.kochi
NEC4: A Dispute Resolution Perspective
NEC4: A Dispute Resolution Perspective
The NEC form of contract was first published nearly 24 years ago and prides itself on “helping the industry do things differently and better.” It is now used on a wide range of projects not just domestically but also internationally. For example, the Crossrail project uses a range of contracts from the NEC3 Suite including the Project Services Contract and the Engineering and Construction Contract Option C.1

Despite its aim of encouraging best practice, the number of disputes arising out of NEC contracts does appear to be increasing.2 We are certainly seeing an increased number of adjudications arising out of NEC contracts. The case law on the NEC forms, although still sparse compared to other standard forms, is also becoming more abundant than it was.

The next generation of the NEC form of contracts (NEC4) was launched in June 2017 and states that it has taken into account “user feedback”.3 This Insight reviews the NEC4 from the perspective of those involved in resolving the disputes arising out of NEC contracts. We examine whether the changes made are likely to make disputes less likely or, at the very least, cut down on the types of arguments now commonly seen between the parties to NEC contracts particularly where “good project management” hasn’t happened quite as it should.
NEC  ECC  case  law  disputes  contract  cases  construction 
may 2019 by spencertree
Apple and Qualcomm’s Billion-Dollar Staredown
April 13, 2019 | WSJ | By Tripp Mickle and Asa Fitch.

Apple has called Qualcomm a monopoly and said Mr. Mollenkopf has lied about settlement talks between the companies. Qualcomm has accused Apple of deceiving regulators around the world and stealing software to help a rival chip maker.

For two years, the companies have bickered over the royalties Apple pays to Qualcomm for its patents. Discord between the CEOs, who bring different management styles and principles to the table, has deepened the divide. They have dug into their positions as the dispute has escalated....Apple’s patent lawsuit against Qualcomm is set to go to trial—with both CEOs expected to testify in a case where billions of dollars are at stake. .....Cook’s view that Qualcomm’s licensing practices—taking a 5% share of most of the sales price of an iPhone—was just plain wrong, allowing the chip maker to profit off Apple innovations in display and camera technology.....
5G  Apple  CEOs  conflict_resolution  disputes  Intel  licensing  litigation  mobile_phones  patents  Qualcomm  royalties  semiconductors  smartphones  Steve_Mollenkopf  Tim_Cook 
april 2019 by jerryking
Disputing Definitions - LessWrong 2.0
I have watched more than one conversation—even conversations supposedly about
cognitive science—go the route of disputing over definitions. Taking the classic
example to be "If a tree falls in a forest, and no one hears it, does it make a
sound?", the dispute often follows a course like this:

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it, does it make a sound?

Albert: "Of course i... (Read More)
hn  definitions  dictionary  disputes 
october 2018 by koozie
Fresh crisis at Wembley as key subcontractor quits | News | Building
3 February 2006: Building magazine - Multiplex's chances of finishing stadium in time for FA Cup Final hit by AR Security's walk-out over payment
A key subcontractor at Wembley stadium has quit, further damaging Multiplex's chances of completing the ground in time for the FA Cup final on 13 May.
AR Security, which was installing security systems and smoke alarms, left the project after encountering payment problems. This raises questions over Multiplex's ability to meet mandatory safety requirements.
Wembley  stadium  subcontractor  Multiplex  construction  disputes 
october 2018 by spencertree
Understanding the Basics of Commercial Disputes and How Commercial Litigation Can Help
Commercial litigation serves to address the complex factors of these issues as they arise so businesses may continue operating as usual with minimal disruption.
commercial  litigation  disputes 
august 2018 by Adventure_Web
WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016, Driven by New Top-Level Domain Names
Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the previous year, with over 1,200 new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) now operational.
Domain  Name  Disputes  Domain  Names  -  DRS 
march 2017 by djhdcj

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