Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using ‘bots’ to buy in bulk – The Guardian

‘Touts who use computer software to harvest concert tickets in bulk and resell them at vast mark-ups face unlimited fines as part of a crackdown on highly profitable resale sites such as Viagogo, StubHub and GetMeIn.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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‘Black Friday’ promotion breached advertising rules, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 9th, 2017 in advertising, consumer protection, internet, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A short-term promotion for the sale of Apple Watch devices at a discounted price breached UK advertising rules because the promotion was not fair and resulted in “unnecessary disappointment” for consumers, the UK’s advertising watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2017

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When is an antitrust/competition claim caught by an arbitration clause? The Microsoft Mobile decision – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 9th, 2017 in agreements, arbitration, competition, contracts, news, price fixing, sale of goods by sally

‘The decision of the High Court in Microsoft Mobile Oy (Ltd) v Sony offers some helpful guidance as to when a competition law tort claim will be caught by an arbitration clause in a sale or supply agreement.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th March 2017

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Judicial review aiming to stop UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to begin – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2017 in international law, news, sale of goods, Saudi Arabia, select committees, weapons by sally

‘A judicial review that aims to halt UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they could be used to illegally kill civilians in Yemen is set to begin on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Price promotions – making sure your price is right – Technology Law Update

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

‘New guidance on price promotions has been issued by the UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute to replace the previous Pricing Practices Guide by BIS (now merged into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy). The guidance applies to all consumer sales of goods, services and digital content, and includes online transactions as well as those in retail premises. Enforcers are likely to allow traders until April 2017 to bring their practices into line with the guidance.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd February 2017

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Tough new laws will ban the sale of puppies under eight weeks old – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in animals, licensing, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The sale of puppies under eight weeks old is to be made illegal under plans to crack down on so-called backstreet breeders and puppy farms.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2017

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Amazon Dash button launch may run into problems with EU law, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2016 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, electronic commerce, news, sale of goods by sally

‘Amazon launched its Dash button service in Europe this week, providing users with Wi-Fi connected ‘buttons’ to order products such as toilet paper and washing powder.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd September 2016

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‘Zombie knives’ ban to come into force – BBC News

‘A ban on the sale of so-called “zombie knives” is set to come into force in England and Wales later this week.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2016

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Mother sues Argos for £20m over ‘unsafe baby car seat’ after urgent recall – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2016 in consumer protection, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘A mother is suing Argos for a £20 million over an allegedly “unsafe baby car seat” she says “put her son’s life at risk.” ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2016

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Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016

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Government rules that shoppers have the right to buy items online – as it shames major golf club brand – Daily Telegraph

‘Shoppers cannot legally be denied the right to buy goods online, the Government has ruled, as its consumer arm declared a major golfing retailers’ ban on shops selling its products online as unlawful.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2016

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High Court rejects defendant’s bid to withdraw admission of liability – Litigation Futures

‘A defendant cannot withdraw an admission of liability because the value of a claim has increased, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th May 2016

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Aberystwyth man wins Apple Watch warranty court battle – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in consumer protection, news, sale of goods, warranties by sally

‘A man from Ceredigion has successfully sued Apple after his watch broke – forcing the company to change its product description.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2016

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Ramburs Inc v Agrifert SA – WLR Daily

Posted December 9th, 2015 in appeals, arbitration, contracts, interpretation, law reports, sale of goods by sally

Ramburs Inc v Agrifert SA [2015] EWHC 3548 (Comm); [2015] WLR (D) 505

‘Where a buyer of goods FOB nominated a substitute vessel pursuant to its right under the GAFTA FOB period of delivery clause appearing in GAFTA form 49, he was nevertheless required to comply with the terms of the contract of sale as to nomination and pre-advice in respect of the nomination of the substitute vessel.’

WLR Daily, 4th December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Poundworld fined £63,000 for selling non-reflective high vis jackets – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, fines, news, sale of goods by sally

‘Poundworld has been fined over £63,000 for selling non reflective hi-vis jackets, sporting the logo “be safe, be seen”.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2015

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Court of Appeal: shipping fuel supply agreement was not ‘sale of goods’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 27th, 2015 in agreements, appeals, consumer credit, news, sale of goods, ships by sally

‘A contract for the supply of marine fuel on credit was not governed by the 1979 Sale of Goods Act (SOGA), because full legal ownership of the fuel did not pass to the owners of the vessel before it was consumed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th October 2015

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015: New rules for digital content – Henderson Chambers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in consumer protection, contracts, electronic commerce, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The bulk of existing consumer rights legislation was enacted before the rise of the internet. Accordingly, it is hardly surprising that it is silent in relation to defective digital products. As the law stands, the legal status of digital content, particularly whether it can amount to “goods” within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979, is unclear. With the advent of theConsumer Rights Act 2015 this will all change – the Act introduces a new category of sales contract, namely contracts between a trader and consumer in relation to ‘digital content’ (as distinct from goods or services). The rights and remedies for digital content are found in Part 3 of the Act.’

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Henderson Chambers, 10th September 2015

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Sale of silicone implants made by Silimed suspended by UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, health, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The UK’s health regulator has suspended sales of silicone implants made by Brazilian company Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2015

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Court case dropped after police sell evidence at auction – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2015 in evidence, handling stolen goods, mistake, news, police, sale of goods by sally

‘Cumbria Police apologise after admitting they sold a stolen bicycle at auction before a criminal case came to court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2015

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Consumer group begins ‘super-complaint’ over allegedly ‘misleading and opaque’ supermarket pricing practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in consumer protection, food, news, regulations, sale of goods by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate alleged “misleading and opaque pricing practices” by supermarkets in response to a ‘super-complaint’ brought by consumer group Which?, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2015

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