SC bats for environmental safeguards, says can’t be oblivious to community’s concerns, ET LegalWorld

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday told Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group firm, that it cannot be oblivious to the wider concerns of the local community in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi and will have to implement the environmental safeguards suggested by the proposed expert panel before its plant can be reopened. The court had said … Read more

Why the industry must self-regulate?, Legal News, ET LegalWorld

We often fear what we don’t understand, and we don’t yet truly understand crypto. The fear of risks has resulted in a tumultuous regulatory journey for crypto assets in India. Regulators have long regarded the industry with suspicion for reasons that include its use in illicit financing activities, macroeconomic stability risks, consumer protection, extreme volatility, … Read more

Law enforcement agencies disrupt prolific ransomware group LockBit, ET LegalWorld

LONDON – Law-enforcement agencies have infiltrated and disrupted LockBit, arresting two people involved with the prolific ransomware syndicate that has extracted $120 million from thousands of victims around the world, British, American, and European officials said Tuesday. Britain’s National Crime Agency, or NCA, said it led an international operation targeting LockBit, which provides ransomware as … Read more

Implementation of Act East Policy yielding rich dividend in NE: Dhankhar, ET LegalWorld

In Itanagar, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Tuesday that the implementation of the Act East Policy has been yielding rich dividends in the Northeastern region. Dhankhar, who is visiting Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of its statehood day, said India’s composite culture is incomplete without the cultural mosaic of North Eastern states. Prime Minister … Read more

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law after Republicans pass them, ET LegalWorld

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law on Monday that he proposed and that the Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid having the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court draw the lines. Democrats hailed the signing as a major political victory in the swing state where the Legislature has been … Read more

Texas ban on university diversity efforts provides a glimpse of the future across GOP-led states, ET LegalWorld

The dim lighting and vacant offices were the first clues. Other changes struck Nina Washington, a senior at the University of Texas when she returned to her favorite study spot from winter break. The words “Multicultural Center” had been taken off the wall, erasing an effort begun in the late 1980s to serve historically marginalized … Read more

Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?, ET LegalWorld

FILE – A participant jumps flashing victory signs during a pride parade in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, July 29, 2023. Greece is becoming the first majority-Orthodox Christian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. At least for the near future, it will be the only one. The Eastern Orthodox leadership, despite lacking a single doctrinal authority like a … Read more

Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?, ET LegalWorld

FILE – A participant jumps flashing victory signs during a pride parade in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, July 29, 2023. Greece is becoming the first majority-Orthodox Christian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. At least for the near future, it will be the only one. The Eastern Orthodox leadership, despite lacking a single doctrinal authority like a … Read more

Trial over lavish NRA spending nears jury, Wayne LaPierre’s lawyer calls it a political witch hunt, ET LegalWorld

A state’s lawyer said in closing arguments Thursday at a civil trial claiming former National Rifle Association executives wildly misspent millions of dollars on private flights, vacations and other lavish perks that the gun rights group and its ex-CEO were caught “with their hands in the cookie jar.” But a lawyer for former NRA chief … Read more