Singaporean and English law diverge on fundamental contract law issue: Singapore Court of Appeal rejects reasoning in Rock Advertising

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Charles Lim Teng Siang v Hong Choon Hau [2021] SGCA 43

In May 2018 we authored a bulletin (“our May 2018 bulletin”) about the radical decision of the English Supreme Court in Rock Advertising v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2019] AC 119 (“Rock Advertising”) in respect of the effect of “no oral modification” clauses (“NOM clauses”).

The Supreme Court in Rock Advertising had overturned the Court of Appeal and rejected the reasoning in a string of previous cases. Since, the decision has been applied in England repeatedly, as well as being cited in four Court of Appeal

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Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

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A new federal lawsuit says Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers

The lawsuit against the secretary of state and the members of the State Election Board was filed in federal court in

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Canadian Investor Files Motion to Dismiss Kolomoyskyi-Friendly Judges in Illegal Disconnection Hearing

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KYIV, Ukraine, May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – TIU Canada, a major foreign investor in Ukrainian solar energy, filed a motion today to dismiss the three-judge panel set to hear its appeal in the illegal disconnection of the Nikopol Ekoteknik solar power plant case.  The judges have all previously ruled in favor of US government sanctioned oligarch Igor Kolomoyskyi against Ukraine’s state-owned Privatbank in another court decision1.  The three judges that ruled in favor of Kolomoyskyi were V.A. Korsack, O.V. Popikova, and O.O. Yevsikov.  The motion seeks to replace the potentially biased judges with objective judges.

There

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Chicago PD season 8, episode 15 synopsis and promo: The Right Thing

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Chicago PD is going to give fans a Samantha Miller-centric episode, per the information that NBC has disseminated about what’s happening on Wednesday.

The penultimate hour of season 8 is called “The Right Thing,” and involves Intelligence trying to break down a crime ring. The case has a personal connection to Miller (recurring guest star Nicole Ari Parker), which is revealed in the promo included at the bottom of this article (we won’t mention what for those who don’t want to be spoiled).

But making the Deputy Superintendent part of the case of the week means that viewers should get

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Modern Family Law: Who Gets the Frozen Pre-Embryos?

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With the increasing use of cryogenic preservation in fertility treatments (and thousands of Maryland divorces every year), it was only a matter of time before Maryland’s appellate courts would need to create a framework for resolving custody disputes over frozen pre-embryos. That time arrived last month when the Court of Special Appeals handed down its reported decision in Jocelyn P. v. Joshua P., No. 2125, September Term, 2019. It is the first Maryland appellate decision to “examine how to determine the rights of parties, upon dissolution of their marriage or partnership, in a pre-embryo that they jointly created and

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