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Student finance - increasingly a contentious issue
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 31 2014

Student finance in English higher education is a contentious subject. Students are either required to pay the tuition fees applicable to home and EU

Native title still exists over mining leases under State Agreement - High Court Brown Decision
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 14 2014

The much awaited High Court native title decision in the State of WA v Alexander Brown & Ors (Brown Decision) was handed down on 12 March 2014.1 The

Constitutional rights vs. state immunity: implementation of an ICJ decision on sovereign immunity declared unconstitutional
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Italy
  • November 11 2014

A recent decision by the Italian Constitutional Court calls into question the applicability of generally accepted principles of sovereign immunity to

Are we criminalizing politics as usual? Case against former Virginia Governor
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

From time immemorial political leaders have used gifts and favorswhatever had value in a given eraas a means of gaining and maintaining power. In

Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2014

The novel issue in dispute in this case is whether, where a sovereign ceases to be head of state on death, his immunity from suit continues to extend

New law changes property tax assessments on leasehold interests at military bases
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The leasing of government-owned, tax-exempt property can raise many policy questions for local assessing officials. Some of those questions are

In full swing - obvious risk and dangerous recreational activity
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 27 2013

The Court of Appeal in NSW has determined that a local council was not liable for harm suffered by a 16-year-old who became a quadriplegic after a

Supreme Court of Canada denies leave on Aboriginal claim for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2013

On January 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the Blood Tribe's application for leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal's decision in

Implications for the CFPB after the D.C. Circuit’s recess appointments decision
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

A panel of three judges in the D.C. Circuit stunned Washington on Friday by striking down President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB in Noel

D.C. Circuit rules recess appointments of NLRB members unconstitutional, calling into question hundreds of NLRB decisions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board that President