Archive for January 25th, 2011

Girl convicted after making false rape allegation – The Guardian

“A girl who claimed she was raped when she was a 15-year-old virgin was today convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice by making a false allegation.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Net piracy gets its day in court – BBC News

“Illegal file-sharing is under the spotlight as 26 alleged net pirates appear in court but, in a bizarre twist, it is the law firm that brought the cases that appears to be on trial.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lord Taylor found guilty of expenses fraud – The Guardian

“Lord Taylor of Warwick today became the first peer to be convicted in connection with the parliamentary expenses investigation, when a jury found him guilty of dishonestly claiming £11,277 in allowances.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Christian hoteliers appeal against ban on gay couple – BBC News

“The Christian owners of a Cornwall hotel who unlawfully refused to allow a gay couple a double room have appealed.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for Justice v Slee [2011] EWCA Civ 23 (24 January 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Golden Ocean Group Ltd. v Salgaocar Mining Industries PVT Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 56 (Comm) (21 January 2011)

BMT Marine and Offshore Survey Ltd v Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH [2011] EWHC 32 (Comm) (24 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Ex-Guantánamo inmates take on MI5 and MI6 over courtoom secrecy – The Guardian

“An attempt by MI5 and MI6 to extend courtroom secrecy has led to a legal battle at the supreme court, with lawyers representing former Guantánamo inmates and the media denouncing the proposal as ‘unconstitutional and excessive’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CLECE SA v Martín Valor and another – WLR Daily

CLECE SA v Martín Valor and another (Case C-463/09); [2011] WLR (D) 12

“Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings and businesses did not apply to a situation in which a municipal authority which had contracted out the cleaning of its premises to a private company decided to terminate its contract with that company and to undertake the cleaning of those premises itself by hiring new staff for that purpose.”

WLR Daily, 24th January 2011

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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