Archive for June 30th, 2008

Judge quashes mod chip seller’s conviction, blames prosecution error – OUT-LAW.com

“A man who ran a business selling computer chips that helped games consoles play pirated games has had his conviction for copyright infringement overturned on appeal. The High Court judge called him ‘fortunate’ and criticised the prosecution case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Groundless patent threat over wine tap leads to Smurfit payout – OUT-LAW.com

“Packaging firm Smurfit must pay a rival damages because it made groundless threats about a patent infringement lawsuit to one of its rival’s customers.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Owner banned after dogs kill cat – BBC News

“A man has been banned from owning dogs for 10 years and ordered to pay £250 compensation after his Staffordshire bull terriers killed a neighbour’s cat.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rugby star is sentenced for GBH – BBC News

“Wigan rugby league player Iafeta Palea’aesina has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for breaking a bus driver’s jaw.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Trust fined over man’s bath death – BBC News

“A mental health trust has been fined £25,000 after the death of an elderly man who was scalded in a bath filled with 95C water at a respite home.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suicide pact pensioner walks free – BBC News

“A man who tried to carry out a suicide pact with his wife after she was taken into care with dementia has been spared jail by a judge at the Old Bailey.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Official delays stop Baha Mousa’s father entering Britain – The Independent

“Family of hotel worker tortured to death in Army’s Basra detention camp are excluded from compensation talks.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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