BAPOO M. MALCOLM

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29 October 2016 at 16:45

A court case is not a money-making exercise, yet

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Why ask for the moon, when we have the stars,Why ask for the rainbow, when we know it�s ours?� A popular song of yesteryears Should you be the recipient of a summons to appear in court, what would be your first reaction? �Where will

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12 October 2016 at 13:30

Easing into Easements, Not Easy

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You own a home. �A man�s home is his castle.� It means that you can let in, or keep out, anyone you want. None can use that which belongs to another. Period. Why then does the State, to whom the roads belong, allow you to use them f

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28 September 2016 at 11:43

Pity the overworked athlete

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This author loves sports, and the bias may show. Professional sports were historically looked down upon. The British institutionalised them, classifying the amateur cricketer, usually a rich man�s son, as a �Gentleman�, and the work

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09 September 2016 at 13:39

Judges need not know all laws

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In an LLM (Master of Laws) class that this author was attending, students insisted that every judge should know every law. Being the sole opponent of that view was not an enviable position. Yet, the best of jurists have declared that it is not necess

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23 August 2016 at 17:28

Whatsoever a Man Soweth, that Shall He Reap

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Once a reader queried whether this column carried ‘imagined’ instances. We replied that the law is far stranger than fiction and we had no need to invent stories. Now comes a judgement that puts many of our columns into one, single, persp

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08 August 2016 at 10:39

Need for Speed: Judiciary on Amphetamines?

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Just about everybody has an opinion on legal delays. Some, obviously exaggerated, comments put the backlog clearing schedule at a couple of hundred years. Nice after-dinner banter, but way off the mark. Last year, Indian courts cleared two crore case

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25 July 2016 at 13:17

This judge parted with his pants and lost his shirt

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Around the turn of the century, a news report had carried a bizarre story. An American judge gave his trousers (pants) to a Chinese laundry for alteration. Cost $10.50. He then experienced what is a common occurrence; clothes lost at the laundry. Hap

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11 July 2016 at 10:21

Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan & Champerty

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I hate somebody. Virulently. The so-and-so is also breaking the law. I want to teach him a lesson. But I am as poor as a church mouse. Flat broke. What do I do? What would you do? First, desist from litigation just to �show him�. It never

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07 July 2016 at 10:52

Landlords must lord it over their properties

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The rights and duties of a landlord were the subject of a recent conference. One of the owners discussed the probability of leasing out his property in a building. In his rush for earning a goodly sum, he insisted that he could not be held liable for

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13 June 2016 at 15:05

Conceal, mislead, convict: That's no victory

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A lawyer diedHis wake was big,The cortege long.Seems that he hadDone no wrong.He lay in state,Seemed free of sin,But in hand, each mourner,Had a pin.Each pricked the corpse,No word was said,They just made sure,The man was dead. Readers are free to de

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