Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ enters poll-bound state of Karnataka

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ entered Karnataka on Friday. Congress leaders hoped that the Karnataka leg of the yatra which commenced here in Chamarajanagar district would enthuse the party cadres in poll-bound state. The yatra, which entered from Gudalur in Tamil Nadu, will traverse across seven districts covering a distance of … Read more

Appeals Court Won’t Certify Class Action on State Farm’s Diminished Value Formula

Auto and property insurers in the last three months have settled class-action lawsuits in Southern states alleging the carriers systematically underpaid claims. A federal appeals court in Georgia has decided a similar issue in favor of the insurer, noting that plaintiffs in a State Farm lawsuit are too disparate to form a class. The 11th … Read more

Santos gets $1.4B offer for PNG LNG stake from Papua’s state oil company (OTCMKTS:STOSF)

posteriori Santos (OTCPK:STOSF) said it received a binding conditional offer from Kumul Petroleum Holdings, Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company, to buy a 5% interest in the PNG LNG liquefied natural gas project for US$1.4B plus ~$300M in project finance debt. Santos (OTCPK:STOSF) said Kumul paid $55M to be held in escrow to … Read more

Allahabad HC pulls up state govt for lapses in Lucknow hotel fire case

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government for alleged lapses in regulation of development and housing authorities, in connection with a PIL on a fire incident at a Lucknow hotel. The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court expressed dissatisfaction as the state’s lawyer could not place proper replies … Read more

Mexico sues former state power utility executives over Texas gas deal

(Reuters) – Mexico’s state-run power utility on Wednesday filed a breach of contract lawsuit in a Texas state court against two former executives of its U.S. arm, alleging they improperly awarded a lucrative gas supply deal. The lawsuit, by a unit of Comision Federal de Electricidad, comes amid Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s efforts … Read more

Chhattisgarh HC sets aside state govt’s decision to raise job quota to 58%

The Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday set aside the state government’s 2012 decision to raise the quota to 58 per cent in government jobs and admissions in educational institutions and held the reservation exceeding the 50 per cent ceiling is unconstitutional. The division bench of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice … Read more

State Farm Agrees to Settle Katrina Claims Lawsuit with Mississippi AG

Mississippi has quietly settled its lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for allegedly minimizing its Hurricane Katrina payments to policyholders, leaving the state to compensate homeowners. The settlement says the $12 million payment represents “restitution for damage, which was or may have been caused by a violation of law or potential violation of … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral marks culmination of national mourning

Queen Elizabeth II has begun the journey to her final resting place at Windsor after a momentous state funeral at Westminster Abbey, attended by world leaders and British citizens mourning the country’s longest-serving monarch. Crowds thronged the route of the Queen’s coffin as it made its way from the abbey through the heart of ceremonial … Read more

State Farm, Mississippi Settle Katrina Lawsuit for $12M

Mississippi has quietly settled its lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for allegedly minimizing its Hurricane Katrina payments to policyholders, leaving the state to compensate homeowners. The settlement says the $12 million payment represents “restitution for damage, which was or may have been caused by a violation of law or potential violation of … Read more

Prez Murmu offers tribute to Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her state funeral

President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday visited Westminster Hall in London, where the body of Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state, and offered tributes to the late British monarch on behalf of the Indian government and the people of India. The President offered tributes to the departed soul on her own behalf … Read more