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easyfundraising has now raised £3 million

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Trading Howard Lake | 20 January 2012 | News  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity shopping website easyfundraising.org.uk has now give away more than £3 million to thousands of good causes since it was established in 2005. Each online purchase raises an average of 5% of the total spend for the shopper’s favourite cause.It was a £3.50 charity donation from an online purchase that helped tip the site over the £3 million mark. The purchase on Amazon was made by Rem Lee, who chose Emsworth Primary School in Hampshire, as her selected good cause. As a thank you, the school has been awarded £300 in Amazon vouchers.Gary Thompson, managing director of easyfundraising.org.uk, expressed his delight at reaching the milestone and thanked all the good causes and their supporters for making it happen. He added: “In these economically challenging times it is very hard for charities to think of inventive fundraising ideas.”The site’s growth rate is increasing: last year it raised more than £1 million for good causes and signed up 10,000 new causes, a 34% increase on the previous year. There are now over 30,000 organisations benefiting from the site, from charities to schools, sports clubs, scout groups and other smaller good causes.www.easyfundraising.org.uk. easyfundraising has now raised £3 millionlast_img read more

We as workers are powerful’

first_imgBy Dominic HarrisThe following article is based on a talk given during a Sept. 10 webinar,“Workers Defend Black lives,” sponsored by Workers World Party. Dominic Harris is president of UE Local 150, Charlotte, N.C. United Electrical Workers has been in the leadership of U.S. labor organizing to defend Black lives. View webinar at tinyurl.com/y6m9z593.Dominic Harris. WW Photo: Mirinda Crissman We’re at a time in history where a lot of things are coming to an impasse, and most of those things are coming to a boil! What UE has decided to do is support workers doing a stoppage of work, about eight minutes an hour if you feel like it, maybe more, to let people know that we recognize the hurt and the pain of our members and all of our people. UE 150 is a majority Black union. And what we strive to do is to put us on equal footing with our employers. That’s been our whole game. Workers, we see ourselves as somebody that’s just trying to make it from day to day. That’s not what we are. We are the people that make the world. We make it turn, we make it work, we make it move. We’re the people that generate the income for the millionaires and billionaires. We’re the people that have sacrificed time at home to go on call to be ready for work, to show up at work on time, every day, just to make sure that we can put food on the table for our kids and make sure that the country can exist as a whole. Understand this: We as workers are powerful. We are more than what we are seen as being by our supervisors and our employers. We are the world. And what we can do with that power that we have is use it. We can use it to change the way that police, police. We can use it and change the way that the economy moves and works for us. We can use it to change the minds of ourselves and those who oppress us, by simply not showing up. That’s all we have to do. If we don’t move the world, the world don’t move. We hold up the world with our hands. We are holding up the world with our labor, and if we use our labor as leverage – then there’s nothing anybody can deny us. A $15 minimum wage isn’t enough anymore. We need to go for more. If you work at McDonald’s, I say stand up for yourself, because ain’t nobody else going to do for you. We have two parties that have been basically taken control of by the corporate classes. So we need to do one of two things: Take over one of those parties, or create our own and let them know that we do not have either of their backs. The political class and the political elites, they play this game with us and they treat us like we don’t matter. They haven’t even been able to pass a suitable relief deal for workers, like they’ve done in other countries.We want Medicare for All. Every industrialized nation around the world has managed to give their people a universal health care system. They managed to do it, and this supposedly richest country in the world can’t do that? We support Medicare for All with everything we have, we’re willing to use our labor as leverage to get that across. And that puts power back in our hands. Because right now if you get fired, more than likely you’re going to lose your healthcare. You’re back at the mercy of your employer. Medicare for All gives us power. Free college gives us power because instead of having to work far too many hours to put our kids through school, now they can simply go by applying and achievement measurement to whatever school that they want. We want marijuana legalization because that gives us more power, it takes away the power of cops to come into your house just because you want to smoke a blunt. And we’re going to drop down the prison incarceration rate by freeing every one of those people that have a marijuana charge. We can get those people out of jail. Donald Trump claims to be this president that’s all about the people. But even though polls support the legalization of marijuana, he doesn’t support it. Even though polls support free college and Medicare for All, he doesn’t support that. And we can say the same about Joe Biden. We are the people and we have told him many times, many times over, that we want a Green New Deal. We want to put power back in our hands with federal job guarantees. We want all of these things because we deserve them. We’re the people and we deserve to live as suitable a life as our oppressors do. We deserve to strive for higher places of being in society. Now I’ll tell you a little dream of mine. It might be a dream, but it should be reality. I want to live in a world where instead of working for a dollar, we work for the benefit of all mankind. You should be able to wake up in the morning and say, “What can I do for my fellow man?” Instead of what do I need to do to pay these bills, which are ever mounting, especially in this time when unemployment is sky high rate, where 50% of people that are unemployed can’t even afford basic necessities, and we still don’t have a relief plan. We need to do everything we can to make sure that every person is whole in this nation. That every person can wake up in the morning and know what they’re doing is right and what they’re doing is justified just because they’re a human being and they deserve these basic human rights. Work stoppages, general strike, whatever we have to do to make the political system move for us is what needs to happen! You can’t put [our lives] in their hands anymore. You got to make them understand that we’re workers, we control this world. It’s not the other way around.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Releases Report Highlighting 2013 Research and Breakthroughs

first_img SHARE Previous articleIndiana Based Elanco Animal Health to Acquire NovartisNext articleHow Many Soybean Acres do We Really Need Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Apr 23, 2014 USDA Releases Report Highlighting 2013 Research and Breakthroughs Facebook Twitter Studies have shown that every dollar invested in agricultural research returns 20-dollars to the economy. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has accelerated commercialization of federal research and government researchers are working closely with the private sector to develop new technology and transfer it to the marketplace. In 2013 – USDA reports receiving 51 patents, filing 147 patent applications and disclosing 180 new inventions – all detailed in its 2013 Annual Report on Technology Transfer. The new farm bill will help build on the accomplishments USDA has made by establishing the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. For more information on USDA innovations reported for the past year – visit www.ars.usda.gov.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Releases Report Highlighting 2013 Research and Breakthroughslast_img read more

Two young women journalists working for indigenous community radio station in Oaxaca ambushed and shot

first_img MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News May 5, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two young women journalists working for indigenous community radio station in Oaxaca ambushed and shot Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Receive email alertscenter_img Reports News Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the fatal shooting on 7 April in Putla de Guerrero, in the southern state of Oaxaca, of Teresa Bautista Flores, 24, and Felicitas Martínez, 20, two women journalists working for La Voz que Rompe el Silencio (“The Voice that Breaks the Silence”), a community radio station serving the Trique indigenous community.“Although there is so far no evidence that these two women were killed because of their work as journalists, their murders will be traumatic for all of Latin America’s many community radio stations, which are too often ignored or despised by the rest of the media and by governments,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are conscious of the risks run by the press in Oaxaca state, where the political climate continues to be tense, where two journalists were killed in 2006 at the height of a period of social unrest, and where other community media have been attacked,” the press freedom organisation continued. “We hope the investigators quickly establish the circumstances and motives for this double murder and catch those responsible. And we join their community in paying tribute to the two victims.”La Voz que Rompe el Silencio was launched by the Trique indigenous community in San Juan Copala (in the west of Oaxaca state) on 20 January, a year after the locality was granted administrative autonomy. The community appointed Bautista Flores and Martínez to manage and present the radio station, which is dedicated to promoting indigenous culture.The two young women were returning from doing a report in the municipality of Llano Juárez in the early afternoon when they were ambushed and, after being threatened with abduction, were finally shot with 7.62 calibre bullets of the kind used in AK-47 assault rifles, Reporters Without Borders was told by CACTUS, an organisation that supports indigenous communities. Investigators found 20 bullet casings at the scene. Three other people were wounded in the shooting – Jaciel Vázquez, aged 3, and his parents.“We are convinced the Oaxaca government was behind all this, with the intention of dismantling municipal autonomy,” a community spokesman told CACTUS, which has called on the federal authorities to intervene.The Mexican branch of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) said there have been acts of violence against other small radio stations belonging to indigenous groups in Oaxaca, such as Radio Nandia in 2006 and Radio Calenda in 2007.Two journalists were murdered in Oaxaca during a major wave of protests against state governor Ulíses Ruiz Ortíz in 2006. They were independent Indymedia cameraman Bradley Will, shot on 27 October 2006, and Raúl Marcial Pérez, a indigenous community leader and columnist for the regional daily El Gráfico, who was shot on 8 December 2006. No one was brought to justice for either of these murders, in which the authorities curiously ruled out any possibility of their being linked to the victims’ work as journalists. Organisation RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

California State Controller Betty Yee Endorses Anthony Portantino for the State Senate

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy California State Controller Betty T. Yee has endorsed Anthony Portantino’s bid for the State Senate.In a statement sent to the Anthony Portantino for State Senate campaign, Yee said Portantino is “a good friend and well-respected community leader.”“He has worked hard to represent friends and neighbors across the foothills — which is why he has earned overwhelming local support. Anthony understands the importance of having our fiscal house in order, which is why I am looking forward to working with him in the Senate.I am excited to give him my complete support,” Yee commented.Before she was elected as California’s chief fiscal officer, Yee was a member of the State Board of Equalization to which she was elected in 2006 representing 21 counties in northern and central California. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member.A native of San Francisco, Yee has over 30 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy.Yee joins mayors, councilmembers, school board members and institutions supporting Portantino in his bid for the 25th Senate District. The district stretches along the foothills from Sunland-Tujunga to Upland.Portantino says he is honored by the expression of support from the Controller, who he says is someone “who understands the importance of fiscal stability.”“She has a sound fiscal and progressive agenda for our state and I look forward to working with her in Sacramento for years to come,” Portantino said. “Having campaigned extensively herself in Los Angeles County and now working frequently in Los Angeles, Betty has a unique understanding of this district. I am grateful to have earned her trust and confidence.”Other organizations that have expressed their support for Portantino include UA Local 78, The Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFT College Staff Guild, Laborers Local 777, five local Democratic Clubs, the California Small Business Association and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers.Portantino is facing off with Republican Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich in the impending General Election. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Top of the News Community News California State Controller Betty Yee Endorses Anthony Portantino for the State Senate Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 | 2:28 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

ELAM: Meet your new energy secretary

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Here’s how to win Black, Latino trust in COVID-19 vaccineTHE POINT: Overcoming the deep-seated suspicion of a public health system that has often failed and abused people of color will require work.Next articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Merry Christmas to all Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest ELAM: Meet your new energy secretary Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 20, 2020 Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter TAGS  Local NewsIn the Pipeline Dennis Elam is an assistant professor at Texas A&M San Antonio and a 1966 graduate of Andrews High School and blogs at www.themarketperspective.com Solyndra received more than half-a-billion dollars from taxpayers through the Obama administration’s massive stimulus bill in 2009 and filed for bankruptcy in 2011. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote about another failure from the Obama era, this one costing taxpayers as much as $510 million. The company, Tonopah Solar Energy, operated the Crescent Dunes solar plant in Nevada, which received $737 million in guaranteed loans during the Obama administration. Tonopah was granted a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan in early December.Daily Wire 12/14/20 President Elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as his Energy Secretary. Your reliable reporter dug into her background and files this report. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley (Harvard West) with a BA in political science and French. (You were expecting chemical engineering?) She received a law degree from that West Texas favorite, Harvard, in 1987. She worked in the Michael Dukakis Presidential 1988 campaign. She became Attorney General of Michigan. 1988. She served as Governor of Michigan from 2003 – 2011. Her popularity dropped to 32% by December 2007 after a series of tax increases. She returned to Berkeley to teach law in 2011. And then, with no more qualification than being a clean energy advocate, she was named to the Berkeley Energy and climate Institute (tag line We Hate Big Oil) and became a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratory. She later served on the Board of Dow Chemical. The amazing thing is just how many ‘additional environmental posts’ that exist. /former Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be Transportation Secretary (experience?). Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy will be ‘leader of domestic climate efforts.’ McCarthy will be the domestic counterpart to John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) as international special climate envoy. Do you suppose there will be any jealousy over such similar positions? This quote from AOC is all West Texans need to know. “I’m over the moon right now,” seeing impetus for her impossibly expensive Green New Deal. Again much of this will hinge on the outcome of the two Senate seats in Georgia. The stock market is hitting new highs. The summation index (see https://professorelam.typepad.com/markets/) is topping but has not turned down. This suggests the market may hold up past Inauguration in late January. Crude oil prices have almost made it to $50. But I don’t have much hope for crude prices once the climate change team starts moving fast as the headlines put it.last_img read more

Amazon’s Prime Place

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago amazon HOUSING mortgage 2017-11-02 Alison Rich in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 2, 2017 1,402 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: amazon HOUSING mortgage About Author: Alison Rich Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Results are in: How Ocwen Performed in Q3 Next: Mortgage Assistance: Organizations Reached Out for Borrower Reliefcenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Amazon’s Prime Place Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago When the planet’s largest online marketplace goes shopping, you know it’s a big deal. Amazon is scouring the country for the superlative spot to build its second headquarters—and 200-plus locations are courting the Seattle-based company in hopes of snagging the honors. With estimates that Amazon’s second hub will create upwards of 50,000 new high-paying jobs, who wouldn’t want Jeff Bezos and crew to tag their town as the “it” locale? While several factors will help that special city clinch the win, two others are sure to help seal the deal, according to Pro Teck Valuation Services in its Home Value Forecast report released Thursday.The company’s report notes that Moody’s recently culled five categories—business environment, human capital, cost, quality of life, and transportation—to come up with the top 10 cities certain to nab the H2Q honors.Moody’s anticipates one of these 10 cities (listed in order) will have what it takes to grab this brass ring: Austin, Texas Atlanta, Georgia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rochester, New York Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania New York, New York Miami, Florida Portland, Oregon Boston, Massachusetts Salt Lake City, UtahAccording to Pro Teck, home prices and forecasted appreciation in the five top-rated metros will help set the victor apart from the pack.Of the top five, Austin and Atlanta are the two hottest markets, with the CBSA level average home prices at $310,000 and $200,000, respectively, Pro Teck says. Both markets have bounced back well since the housing crisis, showing significant appreciation since 2011, it notes.Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Rochester have all posted only modest growth since the crisis, Pro Teck says. While not as fiery as Austin and Atlanta, 50K new jobs would surely stimulate home appreciation in those metros.Besides their robust real estate markets, Austin and Atlanta also boast an educated workforce and affordable housing, making them likely picks, Pro Teck says. Both have traffic and public transit problems, it adds, but those issues plague most places these days.In light of all the evidence, which city would Pro Teck choose? Atlanta, the company proclaims. (We’re sure most Atlantans will think that’s pretty peachy.)To view the full report, click here. Amazon’s Prime Place Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

CFPB Announces Changes to Exemption Thresholds

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB  Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 23, 2019 2,513 Views CFPB Announces Changes to Exemption Thresholdscenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Lack of Inventory Spurring Growth of Single-Family Rental Market Next: Digitizing Mortgage Processes Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Announces Changes to Exemption Thresholds CFPB 2019-12-23 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced changes to the asset-size exemption thresholds for depository institutions under Regulation C, which “requires many financial institutions to collect, report, and disclose certain information about their mortgage lending activity.”The Bureau also announced the asset-size exemption threshold for certain creditors under the escrow requirements and small creditor portfolio and balloon-payment qualified mortgage requirements under Regulation Z. These adjustments to both Regulations C and Z will become effective as of January 1, 2020. Under Regulation C, the exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $47 million from $46 million. The CFPB states the adjustment is based on a 1.6% increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2019.Banks, savings associations, and credit unions with assets of $47 million or less as of December 31, 2019, are exempt from collecting data in 2020.The last adjustment to Regulation C was December 31, 2018, when the exemption threshold increased to $46 million fro $45 million. Regarding Regulation Z—the Truth and Lending Act—the exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $2.2 billion from $2.16 billion. The CFPB said the adjustment is based on a 1.6% increase in the average of the CPI-W for the annual period ending in November 2019.Creditors with assets of less than $2.2 billion as of December 31, 2019, are exempt if other requirements of Regulation Z are also met, from establishing escrow amount for higher-priced mortgage loans in 2020.The last adjustment to the Truth in Lending Act was on December 31, 2018, saw the exemption threshold was adjusted to increase to $2.16 billion from $2.11 billion. This was based on a 2.6% increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2018.In the 2013 Escrows Final Rule, the Bureau established such an asset-size threshold of 2 billion, which would automatically adjust annually based on the year-to-year change in the average of the CPI-W for each 12-month period ending in November, rounding to the nearest million dollars.  in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Letterkenny mayor’s concern at HSE u-turn on mental health staff recruitment

first_imgThe Mayor of Letterkenny is hitting out at news that the HSE may be forced to cancel plans to hire 477 new mental health staff – because of overspending in the health sector.Junior Mnister Kathleen Lynch had announced that 35 million euro would be set aside to recruit in areas such as community services and suicide prevention, but that’s now in doubt after the Irish Times published draft HSE spending plans – which say that recruitment is dependent on savings.Cllr Pascal Blake, a retired Psychiatric Nurse, says losing the extra posts would be a blow………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/blakehse.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest By News Highland – July 16, 2013 Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Letterkenny mayor’s concern at HSE u-turn on mental health staff recruitment WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleHomebase goes into examinership – Letterkenny store not on closure listNext articleHundreds of euro taken by Leck Graveyard thieves – victims family speaks out News Highland Pinterest Google+ Newslast_img read more

Order VII Rue 11 CPC: Court Has Inherent Power To See That Frivolous Or Vexatious Litigations Are Not Allowed To Consume Its Time: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesOrder VII Rue 11 CPC: Court Has Inherent Power To See That Frivolous Or Vexatious Litigations Are Not Allowed To Consume Its Time: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Feb 2021 2:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that the provisions of Order VII Rue 11 [Rejection of Plaint] are not exhaustive and the Court has the inherent power to see that frivolous or vexatious litigations are not allowed to consume the time of the Court .In this case, the plaintiff filed a Civil Suit in the original side of the Madras High Court challenging a sale deed executed by the first defendant…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 Supreme Court observed that the provisions of Order VII Rue 11 [Rejection of Plaint] are not exhaustive and the Court has the inherent power to see that frivolous or vexatious litigations are not allowed to consume the time of the Court .In this case, the plaintiff filed a Civil Suit in the original side of the Madras High Court  challenging a sale deed executed by the first defendant in favour of other defendants, on the ground that there is a pre-emption agreement executed between the Plaintiff and the first Defendant. The plaintiff stated that the said agreement was executed on the basis of the Power of Attorney executed by the first Defendant in favour of her son. The defendants moved an application under Order VII Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure, contending that there is no Power of Attorney authorizing Zakir Ali to enter into any sale or preemption agreement. The Division Bench of the High Court allowed the application and rejected the plaint holding that the Power of Attorney does not authorize the attorney to execute an agreement as the Power of Attorney was granted for conduct of Court proceedings only.In appeal before the Apex Court, the plaintiff contended that the clause 6 of the Power of Attorney “to do all lawful, as my said attorney deems fit and just on my behalf” authorizes the attorney to take all steps which are necessary and proper, as considered by the attorney. The bench observed that while considering an application under Order VII Rule 11 of the CPC, the question before the Court is whether the plaint discloses any cause of action or whether the suit is barred by any law, on the face of the averments contained in the plaint itself. While considering an application under Order VII Rule 11 of the CPC the Court is not to look into the strength or weakness of the case of the plaintiff or the defence raised by the defendant, it added. In this case, the court noted that there is no assertion in the plaint that the Power of Attorney authorized Mr. Zahir Ali to execute any pre-emption agreement. It said:”In any case, an application under Order VII Rule 11 of the CPC for rejection of the plaint requires a meaningful reading of the plaint as a whole. As held by this Court in ITC v. Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal reported in AIR 1998 SC 634, clever drafting creating illusions of cause of action are not permitted in law and a clear right to sue should be shown in the plaint. Similarly the Court must see that the bar in law of the suit is not camouflaged by devious and clever drafting of the plaint. Moreover, the provisions of Order VII Rue 11 are not exhaustive and the Court has the inherent power to see that frivolous or vexatious litigations are not allowed to consume the time of the Court. 8. In this case, a meaningful reading of the plaint as a whole makes it abundantly clear that the relief claimed in the suit is barred in view of the restricted scope of the Power of Attorney given by the first Defendant to Mr. Zahir Ali.”The court added that when the claim in a suit is based on an agreement executed through a Power of Attorney holder, the Court is not debarred from looking into the Power of Attorney.”The argument of the learned Counsel for the Petitioner/Plaintiff that the expression ‘to do all lawful acts’ in Clause 6 of the Power of Attorney will include an act of sale of the property is not tenable. The acts mentioned in the Power of Attorney are in respect of Court proceedings and that too with reference to Civil Suit No. 72 of 1979. There is no clause permitting the attorney to sell the property or to enter into any agreement to sell. In the absence of any such clause in the Power of Attorney, the Defendant No. 1 cannot be bound by the acts of her son. Therefore, the purported pre-emption agreement does not give any right to the plaintiff to file the suit. The suit is thus not maintainable.”, it said.The court observed that on a meaningful reading of the plaint in its entirety that the plaintiff has no cause of action against the first defendant being the owner of the suit property, the Power of Attorney being patently invalid.  The Division Bench of the High Court has done substantial justice by nipping in the bud, a suit which is ex facie not maintainable for want of cause of action against the defendants or any of them, thereby saving precious judicial time as also inconvenience and expenditure to the parties to the suit, the bench said while dismissing the SLP. CASE: K. AKBAR ALI  vs. K. UMAR KHAN [SLP 31844 OF 2018]CORAM: Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant GuptaCOUNSEL: Sr. Adv R. Balasubramanian, Sr. Adv R. Basant, Adv Raghenth BasantCITATION: LL 2021 SC 114Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more