Achieving clarity in contracts and arbitration agreements

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On October 9, 2020, the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) released its decision in Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S. (Respondent) v OOO Insurance Company Chubb (Appellant), [2020] UKSC 38 (the Decision) clarifying the law regarding arbitration agreements. While the Decision is from the UK, it will likely have an impact on the common law around the world.

Arbitration agreements can help limit legal fees by keeping disputes out of the courts. However, prior to the Decision, there was a lack of clarity as to what jurisdiction’s law governed the scope of these agreements. The Decision will no doubt result in new

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Judge stops Gov. Kristi Noem from releasing records in AG’s fatal crash

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PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota judge on Thursday blocked Gov. Kristi Noem from releasing documents and video in the investigation of the state’s attorney general for striking and killing a man with his car.

Defense attorneys for Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement agent, argued that the release of video of his interviews with investigators and other documents violated his right to a fair trial.

Ravnsborg is facing three misdemeanor charges, as well as the governor calling for his resignation, after he acknowledged in a statement shortly after the crash that he struck and killed a man

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Vaccine ‘passports’ may open society, but not for everyone

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician Aviv Geffen stepped to his electric piano and began to play for an audience seated right in front of him.

“A miracle is happening here tonight,” Geffen told the crowd.

Still, the reanimating experience Monday night above a shopping mall north of Tel Aviv night was not accessible to everyone. Only people displaying a “green passport” that proved they had been vaccinated or had recovered from COVID-19 could

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10 Brutal Video Game Punishments For Breaking The Law

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In the real world, the law is the law. We all know it, and most of us have the good sense to stay on the right side of it. These rules aren’t always so clear in a video game – and even when they are, sometimes you just can’t help but do the complete opposite anyway.

I’m sure going in, you probably say to yourself, “To hell with the consequences!”, which may turn out to be a very poor choice of words indeed, for what awaits you if you get caught is often not far off from an in-game Hell

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Washington Supreme Court rules state drug possession law unconstitutional after challenge by Spokane woman

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A sharply divided Washington Supreme Court ruled the state’s drug possession law unconstitutional Thursday after a legal challenge by a Spokane woman.

The 5-4 decision is likely to prompt state legislators to rewrite the drug possession law. The majority found that the law improperly allowed a conviction even if the person prosecuted under the statute did not know they possessed drugs.

“Attaching the harsh penalties of felony conviction, lengthy imprisonment, stigma and the many collateral consequences that accompany every felony drug conviction to entirely innocent and passive conduct exceeds the legislature’s powers,” Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud wrote in the majority

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