Royal Mail wins court injunction to stop strikes planned for next week – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, news, postal service by sally

“Royal Mail last night won an high court ruling outlawing two one-day strikes planned by postal workers next week.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2007


Man jailed over Facebook message – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2007 in harassment, injunctions, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband banned from contacting his estranged wife was jailed after he inadvertently sent her a message on the social networking site Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2007


‘Commercially unimportant’ copyright infringement punished by injunction –

Posted August 31st, 2007 in computer programs, copyright, injunctions, news by sally

“A software developer responsible for a copyright infringement described even by the copyright owner as insignificant still broke the law, a court has ruled. An injunction has been served even though the infringer has stopped using the technology.”

Full story, 31st August 2007


Court rules against ‘illegal’ UK prison strike – Financial Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers … defied a court injunction aimed at halting an illegal strike by thousands of warders across England and Wales. ”

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Financial Times, 29th August 2007


The limits of protest – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2007 in demonstrations, injunctions, special report by sally

“Tim Lawson-Cruttenden is the Heathrow lawyer who took out an injunction against the climate camp protesters. What, he asks, is the role of protest in a free society, and how far should it go?”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2007


Climate change protesters set up Heathrow camp – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2007 in demonstrations, injunctions, news by sally

“Heathrow climate change activists have set up their protest camp two days early, after weeks of secrecy over the proposed site during which they fought a sweeping injunction against them.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2007


Serial streaker avoids Asbo for golf stunt – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2007 in ASBOs, indecent exposure, injunctions, news by sally

“A serial streaker who ran in front of Tiger Woods with a toy squirrel covering his genitals and a golf ball clenched between his buttocks escaped an anti-social behaviour order today.”

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The Guaradian, 7th August 2007


Misuse of an act designed to stop stalkers – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2007 in harassment, injunctions, special report by sally

“Heathrow Airport Ltd applied for a wide-ranging injunction which, had they succeeded, could have banned five million people from the Piccadilly Line, large sections of the M4 and land surrounding Heathrow as well as the airport itself. It would have done so by making them subject to the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2007


Court to rule on Heathrow protest – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2007 in injunctions, news by sally

“The High Court is due to rule on whether airport operator BAA has won an injunction over a climate change protest at Heathrow.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2007


How Heathrow’s lawyer has made a career of opposing right to protest – The Independent

Posted August 6th, 2007 in injunctions, solicitors, special report by sally

“To his many enemies, Timothy Lawson-Cruttenden is the establishment solicitor who gags their protests. To his clients, he is legal barbed wire – an expert who can hold back a rabble.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2007


High Court confusion over exactly who BAA wants to ban from protesting at Heathrow – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in injunctions, news by sally

“BAA suffered further embarrassment in its attempt to block a climate change demonstration at Heathrow, when a High Court judge admitted yesterday to being confused over exactly who the company wanted to ban from travelling to the airport.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2007


Airport ban ‘only for protesters’ – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2007 in injunctions, news by sally

“Heathrow operator BAA has denied claims it is seeking to ban million people from using roads and railways near the London airport.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2007


Catch-all Heathrow protest injunction could bar millions – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2007 in injunctions, news by sally

“Heathrow airport is targeting climate change activists with a sweeping injunction which could prevent members of the RSPB and the National Trust, plus millions more affiliated to environmental organisations, from attending a green protest.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2007


Samengo-Turner and others v. J & H Marsh & McLennan (Services) Ltd. and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2007 in injunctions, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Samengo-Turner and others v. J & H March & McLennan (Services) Ltd. and others [2007] EWCA Civ 723 

“Where parallel employment-related proceedings were taking place in New York and London it was open to the court, in an appropriate case and where the terms of s 5 of Council Regulation 44/2001 were satisfied, to grant an anti-suit injunction restraining the New York proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2007


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Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. and Others v. Vetplus Ltd – Times Law Reports

Comparative advertisements must not be misleading

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd and Others v Vetplus Ltd

Court of Appeal

“No interim injunction would issue to inhibit comparative advertising, whereby one trader promoted his goods over those of a rival, unless the claimant could show the advertising was misleading and he would probably win a permanent injunction at trial.”

The Times, 27th June 2007


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Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. and ors v. Vetplus Ltd. – WLR Daily

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. and ors v. Vetplus Ltd. [2007] EWCA Civ 584

“Where a trader sought to publish in comparative advertising the results of tests of a rival trader’s product, an important issue of freedom of expression was engaged, even though the comparative advertising would be aimed at diverting trade from one trader to another; and therefore the court would not grant an interim injunction to prevent such publication unless the court was satisfied that the applicant would succeed at trial in obtaining a final injunction.”

WLR Daily, 20th June 2007


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