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SEBI’s many decided cases, zero convictions| Mad HC: Temples RTIed| Mad HC’s Rs 20k costs for filing-delay| Donnie wins GNLU| US legislators’ ‘anatomically correct’ theatre| Patents controller’s plagiarised ruling| LLB (Hons) ‘bad deal’?…

SEBI’s last three fiscals: 282 investigations out of which 57 were for insider trading, while 181 were for price rigging and manipulation in the market. 28 insider trading cases and 112 price-rigging cases were solved, warnings were issued in 63, suspensions and cancellations in a couple more, some consent orders and some disgorgement of issue proceeds; No-one went to jail [Business Standard]

Madras HC rules that temple-trustees, even if hereditary, are amenable to RTI applications seeking temple-activity details; dismisses temple trustee’s writ challenging Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments (HR&C) department’s commissioner’s order appointing PIO for temples administered by trustees [TOI]

Madras HC imposes Rs 20,000 in costs on state electricity board (TNEB) for delay in filing counter affidavit in a writ; Writ sought directions to TNEB to replace damaged electricity boxes and poles; Court had sought response from TNEB by an 2 April 2012 order [Deccan Chronicle]

Gujarat HC disposes off CLAT 2012 candidate Donnie Ashok’s writ against GNLU Gandhinagar, after GNLU’s VC Bimal Patel clears Ashok’s admission to GNLU’s LLB program, in an email written to IDIA seeking amicable resolution of the dispute over earlier denial of admission to Ashok; GNLU filed email in court [Legally India sources]

US legislators to stage enactment of play, “Vagina Monologues” on steps of Michigan legislative council; Move follows objection to use of the term “vagina” by a woman legislator during a parliamentary debate on a bill imposing “coercive abortion screening” [Legal Blog Watch]

IPAB pulls up patents controller for delivering a decision which had “copy pasted excerpts from two distinct publications”, including identical font and spacing [Spicy IP India]

Washington University School of Law professor publishes a book on law courses being a “bad deal” for most students; attributes problems to tuition rates bloating faster than inflation rates, “gaming of law school ranking system”, and failure of overpriced non-elite schools in matching recruitment stats of Harvard, Columbia, Yale [Wall Street Journal]

DoT works on spectrum-auction clause barring foreign companies from claiming damages for licence cancellation, under international treaties; Spurred by Sistema, Telenor’s BIPA, CECA notices to Indian gov’t post SC’s 2G judgement [Business Standard]

Spanish SC rules that reproduction of copyrighted works by Google search engine and Google Cache is not copyright infringment going by the general principles of law such as good faith, and prevention of “abusive exercise of rights” [Kluwer Copyright Blog]

DoT plans to amend Telegraph Act to bring telecom disputes under consumer courts’ jurisdiction; Consumer courts presently dismiss telecom disputes after SC decision ruling that they fall under Telegraph Act; Consumer has to go from customer care to nodal officer to TDSAT [Medianama]

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