Archive for September 17th, 2009

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Historic Buildings Monuments Commission for England (English Heritage) & Ors v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2009] EWHC 2287 (Admin) (17 September 2009)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Tai Ping Carpets UK Ltd v Arora Heathrow T5 Ltd [2009] EWHC 2305 (TCC) (15 September 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Government may shield websites from libel claims with ‘single publication’ rule – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government could scrap a part of defamation law that makes newspapers liable many times for material in a single article. The Government may prevent people suing every time a web page ‘publishes’ an article.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 17th September 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Mandelson to shelve laws aimed at cutting binge drinking – The Times

“Measures to curb binge drinking top a list of regulations to be shelved in the latest U-turn forced on Labour by the economic downturn.”

Full story

The Times, 17th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Local Land Charges (Amendment) Rules 2009

The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Should intercept evidence on terror suspects be made admissible in court? – The Times

“The control orders regime for detaining suspects who have been neither charged nor prosecuted has been widely discredited.”

Full story

The Times, 17th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Columbine’ plot prosecution accused of wasting public money – The Guardian

“A jury took just 45 minutes today to clear two teenagers of plotting to carry out a Columbine-style massacre at their school, prompting claims that the prosecution was a waste of public money.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fake video footage ‘persuades half of people to wrongly accuse others of crime’ – Daily Telegraph

“Fake video footage can persuade almost half of viewers to accuse people of crimes they have not committed, new research suggests.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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