Archive for November 6th, 2009

Serving soldier avoids jail term – BBC News

“A soldier has avoided jail because of ‘his service to his country.’ ” 

Full story

BBC news, 6th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Praying murderer jailed for life – BBC News

“A man overheard praying for forgiveness after murdering his pregnant girlfriend’s mother has been jailed for life by a judge at the Old Bailey.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Exclusion clauses may fragment after High Court ruling – OUT-LAW.com

“Wording in a contract that seeks to exclude liability in a contract is more vulnerable to being struck out than lawyers previously thought. A ruling suggests that exclusion clauses are more likely to be effective when broken into separate terms.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 5th November 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Preferential lighting rendered ad misleading, rules ASA – OUT-LAW.com

“An advertiser broke the rules when it used better lighting, posing and colours in the ‘before’ than the ‘after’ pictures in a cosmetics ad, regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 5th November 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

SA (Kuwait) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 1157 (05 November 2009)

Scopelight Ltd & Ors v Chief of Police for Northumbria, Federation Against Copyright Theft Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1156 (05 November 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Health & Safety Executive v Wolverhampton City Council & Anor [2009] EWHC 2688 (Admin) (05 November 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

HHR Pascal BV v W2005 Puppet II BV [2009] EWHC 2771 (Comm) (05 November 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

Firms settle trademark dispute – Law Society’s Gazette

“Nottingham firm Paragon Law has forced West Bromwich and Peterborough firm Paragon Solicitors to change its name and pay legal costs after a trade mark dispute.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 5th November 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of insurance contract law.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 5th November 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

 


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