Navigating the Legal Landscape: Key Industry Updates (May 2024)

Last Updated: May 22, 2024

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Bruce Lehrmann to Pay Peter FitzSimons Thousands in Legal Costs

Bruce Lehrmann has conceded to reimburse Peter FitzSimons, the husband of Lisa Wilkinson, for the costs incurred in complying with a subpoena during Lehrmann's unsuccessful defamation litigation against Network Ten and Wilkinson.

Source: The Guardian

TikTok has Promised to Sue Over the Potential US Ban. What's the Legal Outlook?

The Senate passed legislation that would force TikTok's China-based parent company to sell the social media platform under the threat of a ban. The newly minted law could face an uphill legal battle, as TikTok has promised to sue over the potential ban.

Source: AP News

UK Policy Denying Visas to Children of Care Workers Faces Legal Challenge

A legal challenge has been launched against the UK government's policy of denying visas to the children of migrant care workers. The policy has been criticized for separating families and exacerbating staffing shortages in the care sector.

Source: The Guardian

Thailand Gears Up for Stricter AI Regulations, Eyeing Comprehensive Legal Framework

Thailand is preparing to implement stricter regulations on artificial intelligence (AI) technology, aiming to establish a comprehensive legal framework to govern its use and development in the country.

Source: The Thaiger

City of Vancouver Firefighter Wins Sick Pay Legal Battle

A firefighter in Vancouver, Canada has successfully challenged the city's policy of denying sick pay to firefighters who are injured or ill, winning a significant legal victory.

Source: CBC News

White & Case, Norton Rose Advise on LNG Sale

Leading international law firms White & Case and Norton Rose Fulbright have provided legal counsel on the sale of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Asia.

Source: Law Asia 

Man Forced to Retire at 66 Receives Compensation Payment

An Irish man who was forced to retire at the age of 66 has been awarded a compensation payment after taking a successful legal case against his employer.

Source: Irish Legal 

New EPA Power Sector Rules Set Up Likely Legal Clashes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled new regulations for the power sector, setting the stage for potential legal battles with industry groups and Republican-led states.

Source: Reuters 

Thai PM Says Legal Casinos Will Prevent Illegal Gambling

The Thai Prime Minister has stated that the legalization of casinos in the country will help curb the problem of illegal gambling operations, which have long been a legal and social issue in Thailand.

Source: The Thaiger