Archive for July 24th, 2008

Illegal filesharing: ISPs pledge not to ‘spy’ on web users – The Guardian

“Internet service providers have pledged not to ‘spy’ on the web habits of customers as part of an agreement with the government to punish illegal sharing of music and films.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Fake Facebook profile’ victim awarded £22,000 – The Times

“A man who sued a former school friend for creating a fake profile on the social networking site has won his libel case”

Full story

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Max Mosley wins ‘Nazi’ sex case against the News of the World – The Times

“Max Mosley has won his High Court privacy action against the News of the World, the newspaper which accused him of taking part in a Nazi-style orgy.”

Full story

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Bieber (Aka Coleman) v R. [2008] EWCA Crim 1601 (23 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Revenue and Customs v Waste Recycling Group Ltd. [2008] EWCA Civ 849 (23 July 2008)

Shore v Sedgwick Financial Services Ltd. [2008] EWCA Civ 863 (23 July 2008)

Selvarajan v Wilmot & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 862 (23 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Drummond v Revenue and Customs [2008] EWHC 1758 (Ch) (23 July 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Onwuama v London Borough of Ealing [2008] EWHC 1704 (QB) (22 July 2008)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Melli Bank Plc, R (on the application of) v Her Majesty’s Treasury & anor [2008] EWHC 1661 (Admin) (09 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008

The Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Gas and Electricity (Consumer Complaints Handling Standards) Regulations 2008

The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 2008

The Value Added Tax (Finance) Order 2008

The Venture Capital Trust (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) (Insolvency) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Companies (Calculation of Profits: Policy Holders’ Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) (No. 2) Order 2008

The Capital Allowances (Energy-saving Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

West London Pipeline and Storage Ltd v Total UK Ltd – WLR Daily

West London Pipeline and Storage Ltd v Total UK Ltd [2008] EWHC 1729 (Comm); [2008] WLR (D) 248

“Guidance as to the principles applicable to determining a claim to litigation privilege.”

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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


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