We Cannot Think Of Lawyers Only, People Are Starving, Losing Their Jobs; Observes Bombay HC While Hearing Pleas To Allow Travel In Local Trains, Physical Hearings [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesWe Cannot Think Of Lawyers Only, People Are Starving, Losing Their Jobs; Observes Bombay HC While Hearing Pleas To Allow Travel In Local Trains, Physical Hearings [Read Petition] Nitish Kashyap29 Sep 2020 7:13 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that at a time when people are starving, losing their jobs, Courts cannot keep the hearing in pleas seeking inclusion of lawyers in the list of essential services in order for them to travel in local trains limited to lawyers only. We have to come up with a formula to benefit the public as well, Court said.Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that at a time when people are starving, losing their jobs, Courts cannot keep the hearing in pleas seeking inclusion of lawyers in the list of essential services in order for them to travel in local trains limited to lawyers only. We have to come up with a formula to benefit the public as well, Court said.Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni were hearing two separate PILs together, one was filed by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa seeking inclusion of the advocates in the list of essential services and the second PIL was filed by Consumer Court Advocates Association seeking directions to resume physical hearing in consumer courts.At the very outset, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta told Advocate Uday Warunjikar appearing for both the petitioners-“Have you seen the newspaper today? Government is now allowing private organisations to open and function at 50% capacity.We were contemplating that instead of opening Courts for physical hearing during peak hours, we can open during lean hours, like between 2 pm and 6 pm.”At this juncture, Government Pleader Poornima Kantharia intervened and added that trains running currently are full and the rush seems to have increased from before the lockdown. To this, Justice Kulkarni said-“Why not catch the empty hours (for physical hearing)? All of us know how life in Mumbai is. So what we can do is we can have hearings during the lean hours of traffic.”The Chief Justice then addressed the plea to include advocates in the list of essential services to facilitate their travel in local trains-“Let us not keep this limited to lawyers, it may seem biased. We cannot only think of lawyers. The situation today is such that people are starving, they are losing their jobs. So we have to come up with a formula that benefits others as well.”Court also called the state government’s decision to open restaurants a welcome move, noting that people who have lost their livelihoods will benefit. Chief Justice Datta then referred to apprehensions of people in resuming physical hearings, he said-“The situation in Kerala is serious. After Onam, there is a reported 126% rise in cases of Coronavirus. So, people have to abide by the protocols prescribed by the States and the Centre.Co-operation of the people is needed. The Bar Council is meant for Advocates no doubt but you are a statutory body so you have a duty towards others as well.”Finally, the bench asked the State to consider the submissions and discussion in today’s hearing to allow lawyers of lower courts such as Consumer courts etc to travel in local trains and respond accordingly.State Bar Council’s PIL states-“In the MMRDA region, which includes Mumbai city, the suburbs, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, there are 25,000 lawyers. Most of them are practising in nearby Court stations. However, for the matters before other Court stations, some of them are relying on Railway services. It is submitted that most of them are not having daily matters in other Court complexes, but several of them travel by local trains either for reaching theri Court complexes or their offices. Roughly around 2000 lawyers may travel in the present station purely on Western, Harbour and Central railways.”On the other hand, plea filed by the Consumer Courts Advocate’s Association seeks directions to start physical or virtual hearings for effective settlement of consumer disputes pending before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

Sutton Foster Talks Younger & Gilmore Girls

first_img View Comments Season two of Younger wraps up on March 23, but before we find out what happens to Liza and the gang, Sutton Foster has a message for her newer fans: She can sing. She can sing pretty well, in fact! While visiting Late Night, the two-time Tony winner explained to Seth Meyers that following her TV Land fame, several people have come up to her or commented on social media that they didn’t know she could sing, or that she should try doing theater. Sutton Foster on Broadway? Imagine that! She also discussed her upcoming project: the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. “I might have cried a little bit,” Foster said about getting to visit and work in the fictional Stars Hollow. Watch these tidbits, plus why Grease was almost decidedly not the word or her and her brother (spoiler: incest), below. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Dodgers complete sweep of Nationals, come home with four-game winning streak

first_imgSign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.When the Dodgers skipped town a week ago, they might have been trailed by angry villagers wielding pikes and torches. They had just been swept in a four-game series by the Cincinnati Reds and were in the throes of a six-game losing streak that would continue in Miami.They return on a four-game winning streak, matching their season-high, having swept a Nationals team that won 13 of 15 games before the Dodgers came to town.“A little bit of success kind of breeds confidence and takes that monkey off your back,” said Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who returned from his wrist injury at the start of this trip. “Get on a roll here, keep the momentum going. I think the confidence is back that they’re going to take a good at-bat every time. Bullpen did another outstanding job, covering a lot of innings this weekend.“I just think that little bit of swag, I guess, is back.”You want swag? Sunday’s starting pitcher Alex Wood even stole a base for the first time in his professional career. Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was slow to the plate, no one was holding him at first base in the seventh inning so Wood told first-base coach George Lombard he was going. Lombard was “non-committal,” Wood said, probably trying to maintain plausible deniability.“I didn’t know he had the green light,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I was as surprised as anyone. He just went on his own.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousWashington Nationals’ Juan Soto looks from the dugout during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig breaks his bat as he hits into a double play during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. The Dodgers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates his two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWashington Nationals’ Bryce Harper looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe, left, is safe at second with a double against Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, right, during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood delivers during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto stands in the dugout during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto bats during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto looks from the dugout during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig breaks his bat as he hits into a double play during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. The Dodgers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NextShow Caption1 of 11Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig breaks his bat as he hits into a double play during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. The Dodgers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)ExpandWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Dodgers returned home from their road trip Sunday night. You might not recognize them.They’re hitting home runs again. Moving runners and hitting with runners on base occasionally. The bullpen has even done its job.And – they’re winning again.Kike’ Hernandez and Yasiel Puig hit two-run home runs Sunday, lifting the Dodgers to a 7-2 victory and completing a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals.center_img Wood was safe at second but his left hamstring cramped up as he was warming up to pitch the bottom of the seventh and Roberts opted to pull him from the game. It’s probably a good reminder to the rest of the Dodgers not to get too far ahead of themselves with this four-game revival.“Any time you started the way we have it’s nice to come and play a quality team and get a sweep, especially the way we have with the doubleheader – three games in 48 hours,” said Wood, who held the Nationals to three hits in six innings. “It was a big series for us. You know you look for that marquee win or wins in a series against a team like the Nats, a playoff contender. Now you hope you go back home and hopefully turn the corner. I guess we’ll find out this week.”Hernandez was looking to turn a corner of his own. After striking out in his first at-bat against Strasburg Sunday, Hernandez was 5 for 37 (.135) with 14 strikeouts in May.“I think I’ve been the team’s worst hitter this month,” said Hernandez, who has been “working really hard in the cage” to make some changes in his approach that will simplify his swing.He kept it simple in his next at-bat, jumping on a first-pitch fastball from Strasburg in the fifth inning and driving it into the visitors’ bullpen for a two-run home run.“I was just trying to get a hit with a runner on base,” Hernandez said. “I feel like it’s been three months and I haven’t got one since spring training. I was trying to get a hit and used a very strong man’s bat and it went out.”Hernandez identified that very strong man as “my dad” – Chase Utley, who picked the bat for him Sunday.Strong as Puig is, he went without a home run in his first 108 plate appearances this season. His two-run shot in the eighth inning was his fourth homer in his next 25 plate appearances and it gave some breathing room to a bullpen that pitched 15 innings in about 28 hours at Nationals Park. The relief corps that had been a stack of Jenga blocks waiting to collapse on a nightly basis put up zeroes in 14 of those 15 innings.last_img read more