Businessman Gary Bolton jailed over fake bomb detectors – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2013 in explosives, fraud, news, sale of goods, sentencing by tracey

“A businessman who sold fake bomb detectors around the world has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Saudi prince loses £6.5m Gaddafi claim – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2013 in aircraft, news, royal family, sale of goods by sally

“A billionaire Saudi prince has lost a High Court fight with a Jordanian businesswoman.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2013

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Packaged accounts comes under new rules – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in banking, consumer protection, financial regulation, news, sale of goods by sally

“New rules to govern the abuse of sales of ‘packaged accounts’ from banks have come into force.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Amazon Marketplace purchases not covered by Consumer Credit Act – The Guardian

“If you pay Amazon and it passes the money on to the retailer, a loophole could leave you without redress.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dalmare SpA v Union Maritime Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Dalmare SpA v Union Maritime Ltd and another [2012] EWHC 3537 (Comm); [2012] WLR (D) 391

“Section 14(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 implied a term into a memorandum of agreement for the sale of a vessel sold ‘as she was’ that the goods would be of satisfactory quality.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Consumers buying direct can sometimes sue in home courts, rules ECJ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 11th, 2012 in EC law, jurisdiction, news, sale of goods by tracey

“Consumers who buy goods direct from traders abroad can sue the traders in their home country’s courts if certain conditions are met, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th September 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Olympics fast-track court at Stratford magistrates – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in courts, fines, news, public order, racism, sale of goods, sport, trials by sally

“Duncan Campbell reports from the east London court for the first conviction of a racially aggravated offence at the Games.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2012

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Wig seller failed to provide consumer with supplier’s address in breach of distance selling rules, rules ad watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 19th, 2012 in advertising, customs and excise, news, sale of goods by tracey

“An online toupee-seller broke advertising rules by not providing customers with the address of its foreign supplier and not explaining that customers returning goods would have to pay customs duty, the UK’s advertising watchdog has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th July 2012

Source: www.outlaw.com

Fra.bo SpA v Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas-und Wasserfaches eV (DVGW) – Technisch – Wissenschaftlicher Verein – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2012 in EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, public interest, sale of goods by sally

Fra.bo SpA v Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas-und Wasserfaches eV (DVGW) – Technisch – Wissenschaftlicher Verein (Case C-171/11); [2012] WLR (D) 203

“Article 28EC of the EC Treaty on the free movement of goods, applied to standardisation and certification activities of a private law body, where the products certified by that body were considered by national legislation to be compliant with national law and where that restricted the marketing of products which were not certified by that body.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Does anything affect your statutory rights? – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2012 in consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

“You’ve bought a packet of crisps or a box of cereal or a shirt, and the retailer says that if you find a mouse in it, or it dissolves in the wash, then you can return it and that your ‘statutory rights will not be affected’.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2012

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Common european sales law – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 10th, 2012 in consultations, EC law, news, sale of goods by sally

“Senior representatives from business, consumer, digital and legal organisations met Lord McNally, to share their views on the proposed Common European Sales Law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th May 2012

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Appeal upheld over rare vintage Bentley – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2012 in appeals, contracts, news, sale of goods, trade descriptions by tracey

“A vintage car can still be considered authentic even following a substantial rebuild where many of its original parts are replaced, an appeal court heard yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2012

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Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la concurrence (Ministère public and another, interveners) (Case C-439/09) – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2011 in competition, EC law, law reports, pharmacists, sale of goods by sally

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la concurrence (Ministère public and another, interveners) (Case C-439/09); [2011] WLR (D) 359

“In the context of a selective distribution system, a contractual clause requiring sales of cosmetics and personal care products to be made in a physical space where a qualified pharmacist had to be present, resulting in a ban on the use of the internet for those sales, amounted to a restriction by object within the meaning of article 101(1)FEU of the FEU Treaty where it was apparent that that clause was not objectively justified. The block exemption provided for in article 2 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 2790/1999 of 22 December 1999 on the application of article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices (OJ 1999 L336, p 21) did not apply to a selective distribution contract which contained a clause prohibiting de facto the internet as a method of marketing.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Lucheng Meijing Industrial Co Ltd and others; Nokia Corpn v Revenue and Customs Comrs (Internationak Trademark Association intervening) (Joined Cases C-446/09 and C-495/09) – WLR Daily

Posted December 6th, 2011 in copyright, counterfeiting, EC law, law reports, sale of goods by sally

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Lucheng Meijing Industrial Co Ltd and others; Nokia Corpn v Revenue and Customs Comrs (Internationak Trademark Association intervening) (Joined Cases C-446/09 and C-495/09); [2011] WLR (D) 349

“Goods coming from a non-EU state which were imitations of goods protected in the European Union by a trade mark or copies of goods protected in the EU by copyright could not be classified as “counterfeit goods” within the meaning of Council Regulation 3295/94/EC (as amended) merely on the basis that they had been brought into the customs territory of the EU under suspensive procedure. However, if it was proved that those goods were intended to be put on sale in the EU, they were classified as ‘counterfeit’.”

WLR Daily, 1st December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Woman who sold vase for £228,000 ordered to pay cash to its real owner – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2011 in news, sale of goods, title to goods by tracey

“A woman whose ‘ugly’ vase sold at auction for an unexpected £228,000 has been ordered to pay the windfall to her ex boyfriend’s mother after a court ruled that it was not hers to sell.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2011

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Common European Sales Law – Law Commission

Posted November 11th, 2011 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, reports, sale of goods by tracey

“An optional system of European contract law advice to the UK Government published.”

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Law Commission, 10th November 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

How a European single contract law could erode English hegemony – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, news, sale of goods by tracey

“Small businesses welcome the proposed legislation but the UK legal profession views it as a threat to its dominance.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council Warns: European Sales Law is Double Whammy of Increased Costs and Less Certainty – The Bar Council

Posted October 12th, 2011 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, news, sale of goods, small businesses by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has warned of the dangers of adopting a European Sales Law, the latest legislative proposal by the European Commission which would introduce a second contract law into the laws of all Member States.”

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The Bar Council, 11th October 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Regina (Sinclair Collis Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2011 in EC law, health, law reports, proportionality, sale of goods, smoking by sally

Regina (Sinclair Collis Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for Health [2011] EWCA Civ 437; [2011] WLR (D) 200

“The prohibition on the sale of tobacco from automatic vending machines was justified on the ground of the protection of public health, was proportionate and therefore did not violate EU law by its adverse effect on the business of the operators of vending machines and suppliers in other EU states.”

WLR Daily, 17th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

High court ruling could kick ticket touts into touch – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2011 in consumer protection, data protection, news, sale of goods, sport by sally

“People who sell tickets for profit on websites such as Viagogo and Seatwave could risk being ‘named and shamed’ and even face possible legal action if UK sports bodies and event promoters decide to take advantage of a landmark court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk