Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Civil procedure http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Class Action Lawsuits Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404043_text Civil procedure; Consumer protection; Corporations - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404043_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Privacy Protection Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403747_text Civil procedure; Freedom of information; Right of privacy - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403747_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Suits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402983_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402983_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Mediation Boards Planned for Northern Province http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402279_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402279_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Law on Mediation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402221_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402221_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: South Dakota Court Vacates Jury Decision Because of Juror's Internet Search http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401625_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401625_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Recommendations for Improving Access to Justice http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401613_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy,"... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401613_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Ruling on Foreigners' Lawsuits Against Iranian Nationals in Iranian Courts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401560_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401560_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill Making Electronic Materials Admissible in Court Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401438_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401438_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Kansas Supreme Court Holds Attorney Post-Trial Contact with Jurors Permitted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401355_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401355_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Ohio Supreme Court Rules Electronic Filing Insufficient to Preserve Appeal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401016_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that electronic filing of a notice of appeal is an insufficient method for filing an appeal, thus requiring dismissal of the appeal. Two plaintiffs in asbestos litigation in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401016_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Supreme Court Lifts Confiscation Clause http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540550_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that electronic filing of a notice of appeal is an insufficient method for filing an appeal, thus requiring dismissal of the appeal. Two plaintiffs in asbestos litigation in On May 18, 2008, the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation, the highest judicial body in the country to resolve commercial disputes, announced its ruling regarding the application of article 169 of the Civil... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540550_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Damages for Pain and Suffering http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205406_text Civil procedure - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new China's National People's Congress Standing Committee promulgated the Law on People's Mediation on August 28, 2010; it will be in force as of January 1, 2011. The Law has 35 articles divided among six chapters, which The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for Calling access to justice "central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of basic human rights," as well as "an essential precondition to social inclusion and a critical element of a well-functioning democracy," In July 2008, in response to a question from Iran's Minister of Justice, the Guardian Council announced that in some cases foreign nationals cannot benefit from a statute of limitations for litigation when they file lawsuits It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that electronic filing of a notice of appeal is an insufficient method for filing an appeal, thus requiring dismissal of the appeal. Two plaintiffs in asbestos litigation in On May 18, 2008, the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation, the highest judicial body in the country to resolve commercial disputes, announced its ruling regarding the application of article 169 of the Civil In a decision of September 27, 2007 (Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court], Sept. 27, 2007, docket no. 2 Ob 135/07b, at Bundeskanzleramt Rechtsinformationssystem [BKA/RIS]), the Austrian Supreme Court affirmed a trial court decision that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205406_text