Archive for July 30th, 2008

Government consults on web video regulation – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published plans on how it might regulate the video on demand industry. It has also said that it is reluctant to relax rules on product placement on television.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 30th July 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Karaoke singer faces fine for Whitney Houston renditions – Daily Telegraph

“A karaoke singer is facing a fine after breaking a noise abatement order by reciting hits such as ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston in her home.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge says expert witnesses are rarely useful for trade mark disputes – OUT-LAW.com

“A judge has said that expert evidence in trade mark disputes is rarely likely to be relevant when it comes to deciding if a consumer will be confused by two supposedly similar marks.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 30th July 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Sham wedding powers ruled illegal – BBC News

“Law Lords have ruled the home secretary cannot use controversial powers to stop sham marriages as they discriminate against foreigners in the UK.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Van Colle (administrator of the estate of GC (deceased)) and another (Original-Respondents and Cross-appellants) v Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Police (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) Smith (Respondent) v Chief Constable of Sussex Police (Appellant) [2008] UKHL 50 (30 July 2008)

Caldarelli (Appellant) v Court of Naples (Respondent) (Criminal Appeal from her Majesty’s High Court of Justice) [2008] UKHL 51 (30 July 2008)

R (on the application of M) (FC) (Respondent) v Slough Borough Council (Appellants) [2008] UKHL 52 (30 July 2008)

R (on the application of Baiai and others) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) and one other action (formerly R (on the application of Trzcinska and others) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) and one other action [2008] UKHL 53 (30 July 2008)

Maco Door and Windows Hardware (UK) Limited (Respondents) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellants) [2008] UKHL 54 (30 July 2008)

Yeoman’s Row Management Limited (Appellants) and another v Cobbe (Respondent) [2008] UKHL 55 (30 July 2008)

Gallagher (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints (Appellants) [2008] UKHL 56 (30 July 2008)

Doherty (FC) (Appellant) and others v Birmingham City Council (Respondent) [2008] UKHL 57 (30 July 2008)

R (on the application of Heffernan) (FC) (Appellant) v The Rent Service) (Respondents) [2008] UKHL 58 (30 July 2008)

McKinnon (Appellant) v Government of the United States of America (Respondents) and another [2008] UKHL 59 (30 July 2008)

R (on the application of Corner House Research and others) (Respondents) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Appellant) (Criminal Appeal from Her majesty’s High Court of Justice) [2008] UKHL 60 (30 July 2008)

Source: www.parliament.uk

HIV fire service man sues brigade – BBC News

“A fire service control room operator with HIV is suing Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for disability discrimination over his condition.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Khyam & Ors,R v [2008] EWCA Crim 1612 (23 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Handi-Craft Company & Anor v B Free World Ltd & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 868 (30 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dadourian Group International Inc & Ors v Simms & Ors [2008] EWHC 1784 (Ch) (25 July 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Smith v Skanska Construction Services Ltd [2008] EWHC 1776 (QB) (29 July 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd v Mott MacDonald Ltd [2008] EWHC 1864 (TCC) (17 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org


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