Archive for the 'noise' Category

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and others [2011] UKSC 17;  [2011] WLR (D)  132

“A workplace could be unsafe for the purposes of section 29(1) of the Factories Act 1961 if operations constantly and regularly carried on in it made it so. Section 29(1) applied to the risk of noise-induced hearing loss arising from such activities in relation to long-term employees. Safety had to be judged according to the general knowledge and standards of the time.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Supreme Court overturns CoA’s Pretty Polly hearing loss ruling – The Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has refused to endorse a Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on noise induced hearing loss, blocking the progression of what lawyers believe could have been thousands of hearing loss claims.”

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The Lawyer, 13th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Residents lose ‘fight the flights’ court battle – The Independent

“Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an ‘extremely large’ increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher who lost voice trying to make herself heard awarded £150,000 – The Guardian

“A teacher of English whose voice was permanently damaged as she struggled to make herself heard in the classroom has been awarded more than £150,000 in compensation.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Johnny Cash fan jailed for playing music too loudly – Daily Telegraph

“Susan Cook refused warnings to turn down her stereo volume and was given a 16-week sentence by a judge at Basildon Crown Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Noisy sex’ Wearside woman spared jail for second time – BBC News

“A woman who made her neighbours’ lives hell by having noisy sex has been spared jail for a second time.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Calls to ban Mosquito ‘teen repellent’ device ruled out – BBC News

“The UK government has rejected calls to ban a device that uses a high-pitched noise to disperse teenage gangs.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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