Premier League rights judgement is a win-win for football’s ruling classes – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2011 in EC law, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by tracey

“Landmark European court decision will keep lawyers busy but it won’t make much difference to consumers.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2011

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Damages cap introduced for Patents County Court rulings on copyright and trade mark disputes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 4th, 2011 in copyright, damages, news, trade marks by tracey

“The Patents County Court (PCC) will be able to order damages payments of up to £500,000 for infringement of copyright and trade mark rights under a new law that came into effect on Saturday.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2011

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Supreme Court ‘missed opportunity’ to clarify equal pay law, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 4th, 2011 in equal pay, news by tracey

“The Supreme Court ‘missed the opportunity’ to clarify a complex area of employment law when Sheffield City Council settled out of court an equal pay test case by female workers who claimed they were being paid less than men to do similar jobs, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 4th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Equality and Human Rights Commission v Prime Minister & Ors [2011] EWHC 2401 (Admin) (03 October 2011)

AM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2486 (Admin) (03 October 2011)

Mahajna ( Salah ) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2481 (Admin) (30 September 2011)

Cockburn, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Health [2011] EWHC 2445 (Admin) (30 September 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rossetti Marketing Ltd v Diamond Sofa Company Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 2482 (QB) (03 October 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 4th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Finance (No. 3) Act 2010, Schedule 10 and the Finance Act 2009, Schedule 55 and Sections 101 to 103 (Appointed Day, etc) (Construction Industry Scheme) Order 2011

The Finance Act 2009, Section 103 (Appointed Day) Order 2011

The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (Big Lottery Fund) (Amendment of Schedule 4A) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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David Starkey cleared over ‘racist’ Newsnight remarks – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, racism by tracey

“David Starkey, the historian, has been cleared by the broadcasting watchdog over comments he made on newsnight that led to complaints he had been racist.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2011

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Employees will pay to bring unfair dismissal claims, government proposes – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2011 in employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Workers will have to pay to bring unfair dismissal claims and will not be able to do so unless they have worked for the employer for at least two years, the government has said. Under the plans, applicants will be obliged to pay the costs of an unfair dismissal claim – £250 for lodging a claim and a further £1,000 if the case goes to a hearing – which will only be refunded if the employee wins. The change to double the length of employment needed before a claim can be made will come into affect on 6 April 2012.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

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Police investigate alleged assault on Nigerian mother on deportation flight – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2011 in assault, deportation, news by tracey

“A police investigation has been launched into an alleged assault on a Nigerian asylum seeker in front of her three young children on a plane bound for Italy.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

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Human rights torture challenge thrown out by High Court – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2011 in armed forces, news, torture by tracey

“The High Court has rejected an attempt by the UK’s human rights watchdog to rule guidance on torture is unlawful.”

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BBC News, 3rd October 2011

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Premier League games can be shown on foreign decoders – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2011 in EC law, intellectual property, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by tracey

“A pub landlady has won the latest stage of her fight to air Premier League games using a foreign TV decoder. Karen Murphy had to pay nearly £8,000 in fines and costs for using a cheaper Greek decoder in her Portsmouth pub to bypass controls over match screening. But she took her case to the European Court of Justice. The ECJ now says national laws which prohibit the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards are contrary to the freedom to provide services.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2011

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Rio Ferdinand’s court defeat was a big win for tabloids – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2011 in freedom of expression, media, news, privacy, public interest by tracey

“In fact, it was one of the best days for tabloid newspapers since the phone-hacking scandal began.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

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Theresa May plans clampdown on criminals who resist deportation – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2011 in deportation, human rights, immigration, legislation, news by tracey

“Britain’s immigration rules are to be amended to curb the ability of foreign criminals to resist deportation by invoking their right to a family life under the Human Rights Act, the home secretary, Theresa May, is to announce on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

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Bailiffs given permission to start clearing Dale Farm travellers’ site – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2011 in costs, gipsies, local government, news, repossession by tracey

“Bailiffs have finally been given permission to start clearing the Dale Farm travellers’ site more than a fortnight after the eviction was supposed to start.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2011

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Battle of the oligarchs as Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky appear at High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2011 in fraud, news, shareholders by tracey

“Roman Abramovich forced fellow oligarch Boris Berozovsky to sell him billions of pounds of shares cheaply by threatening that Vladimir Putin would seize his assets if he did not comply, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2011

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British forces ordered to stop the hooding of terror suspects – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2011 in armed forces, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

“The hooding of prisoners or terror suspects by Britain’s armed forces has been totally banned following a High Court judgement.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2011

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