Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Asbestos Lawsuits in the US

By Masham Sheraz

Asbestos litigation is known to be the longest-running, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history, proof of which is the fact that it involves more than 8,000 defendants and 700,000 claimants. Legal claims for injuries from asbestos involve more plaintiffs, more defendants and higher costs than any other type of personal injury litigation. Some analysts have estimated that the total costs of asbestos litigation in the USA alone will eventually reach $200 to $275 billion in the years to come.

The main driving forces at the back of asbestos litigation are the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos; mesothelioma, asbestosis and cancer are just a few of these. There are no known cures for the cancers, and the seriousness of them has led plaintiffs to push for more information from current and former employers. Current trends indicate that the rate at which people are diagnosed with the disease will likely increase through the next decade.

Internet Freedom - Real Independence

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Newspapers reported that the IT Minister, Ms. Anusha Rahman, is working with experts to create software to block all objectionable material which would then allow the YouTube ban to be lifted. After 11 months, this is where we are at and we still have it all wrong.
I am the petitioner’s counsel in Bytes for all v. Federation of Pakistan etc before the Lahore High Court where the petitioner argues for unfettered net freedom and an unqualified end to censorship, filtering and regulation on the internet. As petitioner’s counsel I would like to re-state for the people the case we have made before the Honourable High Court in simple English language. It has been necessitated by a malicious defamatory campaign that has been undertaken by certain quarters within the power pro-censorship lobby in our government.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The act of giving up an office, a power, the authority to act, or a right or trust.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013