Britain’s ‘Swiss-style relationship’ with the EU is a fantasy

Brexit has consumed four prime ministers – David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and Liz Truss. Now, if the Sunday Times is to be believed, Rishi Sunak may be considering a “Swiss-style relationship” with the EU as a way of improving trade access. Of course the briefing given to the Sunday Times’s veteran political reporters, … Read more

Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Satellite Television Channels in India, 2022

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (“MIB”) vide its notification on November 9, 2022 released the Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Satellite Television Channels in India, 2022 (“Guidelines“). The Guidelines aim to ease the issues regarding the following: permissions to the companies or limited liability partnerships (“LLP”) registered in India for uplinking and downlinking … Read more

FCC Adopts Mandatory 5 Year Satellite De-Orbiting Rules

On September 29, at an open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), the US satellite regulator, formally adopted a Report and Order (“R&O”) containing new rules that would require LEO – Low Earth Orbit – operators of satellites Ending their mission in, or passing through, LEO to de-orbit their satellites as soon as practicable and … Read more

Courts continue to determine satellite litigation on witness statements

Despite having broad case management powers in respect of trial witness statements that do not comply with the procedural rules, judges are notably unwilling to impose the more draconian sanctions available to them. This week, in McKinney Plant & Safety Ltd v The Construction Industry Training Boarda claimant who had committed multiple breaches of the … Read more

Accusers drop lawsuit against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears

Tiffany Haddish (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images), Aries Spears ((Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Image: The AV Club A surprising story has come to a surprisingly quick end: The anonymous siblings who accused comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears of “intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor” in a lawsuit … Read more

Newsom signs Grove bill requiring assessment of satellite medical clinics near veterans’ housing News

Govt. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill by a local state senator aimed at providing better health care for veterans through requiring state-run housing for veterans to assess the need for a satellite medical clinic around their facility. Senate Bill 1195, authored by state Sen. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, requires the California Department of Veterans … Read more