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By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

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Judge dismisses ACS:Law file-sharing cases

A judge has halted an attempt by copyright firm ACS:Law to secure default judgment against eight individuals accused of illegally file sharing pornographic films. Sitting in the Patents County Court Judge Birss QC ruled that the way the claims were brought meant he was unable to give a default judgment in all eight cases. ACS […]

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High Court rules on Fiona Trust fraud case

The High Court has handed down a 421-page ruling in the Fiona Trust fraud trial, leaving the claimants to decide whether to appeal the tranches that went against them. Claimants Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and others launched their legal bid after parent company Sovcomflot Group (SCF Group), a Russian shipping business, uncovered irregularities in […]

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