Archive for July 4th, 2009

Equality watchdog faces discrimination lawsuit from pregnant employee – The Guardian

“The government’s equality watchdog, set up to combat all forms of prejudice at work, faces a sex discrimination lawsuit this week from a female member of its own staff.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2009


Ruling brands Judaism racist – Chief Rabbi – The Guardian

“The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, issued a rallying cry for Jews today to defend their schools from English law after the court of appeal decided that admission on the basis of a parent’s Jewish status was discriminatory. Writing in this week’s Jewish Chronicle, he condemned the ruling, saying it branded Judaism ‘racist’.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd v Enron Coal Services Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 647 (01 July 2009)

Zahoor & Ors v Masood & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 650 (03 July 2009)

Sagal (t/a Bunz Uk) v Atelier Bunz GmbH [2009] EWCA Civ 700 (03 July 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Berry v Laytons & Anor [2009] EWHC 1591 (QB) (03 July 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Stanford International Bank Ltd & Ors, Re [2009] EWHC 1441 (Ch) (03 July 2009)

High Court (Family Division)

DS v RS [2009] EWHC 1594 (Fam) (03 July 2009)

SS v KS [2009] EWHC 1575 (Fam) (03 July 2009)

London Borough of Brent v S [2009] EWHC 1593 (Fam) (03 July 2009)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Farah, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the Southampton & New Forest District of Hampshire [2009] EWHC 1605 (Admin) (03 July 2009)

BM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 1572 (Admin) (03 July 2009)

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, R (on the application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2009] EWHC 1566 (Admin) (03 July 2009)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

William Hare Ltd v Shepherd Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 1603 (TCC) (25 June 2009)


Black family wrongly accused outside West End theatre wins police damages – The Guardian

“A black family wrongly prosecuted for assault after the father was falsely accused of drug dealing by police outside a London theatre has won “substantial” damages and an apology from Scotland Yard, four years after the case collapsed.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2009


Express proprietor, Richard Desmond, in libel action against journalist – The Times

“Richard Desmond, the owner of the Daily and Sunday Express,will become the first newspaper proprietor to take the stand in the High Court since Robert Maxwell, when he launches his libel action against the investigative journalist Tom Bower on Monday.”

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The Times, 4th July 2009


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