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Penhallow Hotel owners fined £80k for safety breaches – BBC News

“The owners of a Cornish hotel destroyed by fire have been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £62,000 costs for failing to meet fire safety standards.”

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BBC News, 4th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court defers judgement on gay couple’s B&B refusal – BBC News

“Judgement in a landmark case into the rights of a gay couple from Bristol who were refused a double room at a Cornish B&B has been deferred.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OFT launches online hotel booking probe – OUT-LAW.com

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is investigating whether the sale of hotel room bookings on the internet breaches competition law, looking into whether an allegedly long-established pricing mechanism is anti-competitive.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th September 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Hotel Cipriani Srl and others v Cipriani (Grosvenor Steet) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Hotel Cipriani Srl and others v Cipriani (Grosvenor Steet) Ltd and others [2010] EWCA Civ 110; [2010] WLR (D) 64

“The ‘own name’ defence under art 12(a) of Council Regulation (EC) 40/94, whereby a community trade mark did not entitle the proprietor to prohibit a third party from using in the course of trade his own name and address, could be available in respect of a trading name, as well as a corporate name of a company, but it would depend on: (i) the actual trading name that had been adopted; (ii) the circumstances in which it had been adopted; and (iii) depending on the circumstances, whether the use was in accordance with honest practices.”

WLR Daily, 4th March 2010

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.

Smoker must pay hotel for room clean-up – The Times

“A hotel guest who enjoyed illicit cigarettes in his no-smoking bedroom has been ordered to pay compensation to the establishment’s owners.”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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