Monday, August 13, 2007

Weekly Review

Legal News

RAF typist wins £484,000 for injured thumb
A typist working for the RAF who developed repetitive strain injury in her thumb is to receive almost half a million pounds from the Ministry of Defence. CPD Webinars

Legal claim dismissed for being 88 seconds late
An employment court has thrown out a claim for unfair dismissal because the e-mail carrying the paperwork arrived 88 seconds late. Times

Legal fight over red cross symbol
Medical firm Johnson & Johnson is suing the American Red Cross, alleging the charity has misused the famous red cross symbol for commercial purposes. BBC

Times Online sets up Facebook Group for lawyers
The Times Online Law Section, which features BabyBarista and The Water Cooler, has set up a Facebook group for lawyers called The Common Law. Times

JK Rowling judge made mistakes, says privacy law expert
The judge in the JK Rowling privacy case should have taken account of the fact that celebrities may be more vulnerable to media pressure than others and so entitled to stronger privacy protection a leading legal expert has said. Out-Law

Sacked Domino's staff demonstrate
About 20 people have staged a protest outside a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Derby calling for the re-instatement of sacked migrant workers from Hungary. BBC

Best of the Blogs

More tea, vicar?
A bride's nightie, a urine sample and Alice in Wonderland type rules. BabyB reports on another week of pupillage. BabyBarista at the Times

Bare necessities: the truth about streaking
Police wanted to slap an Asbo on our most prolific streaker. Magistrates said no. So it's official: public exposure is part of our culture. By Andy McSmith Independent

Inciting hatred
Incitement to racial hatred has no place in a civilised society, says Geoffrey Bindman. Consilio

Stupid is as stupid does
The Magistrate suggests that the common thread that runs through most of the cases he deals with is good old fashioned stupidity... The Magistrate's Blog

Out with the old…in with the blue…
Charon QC muses on the Conservatives' new logo, tables for smokers, submarines and his WG Grace outfit. Charon QC

And Finally...

Thai cops punished by Hello Kitty
Police chiefs in the Thai capital, Bangkok, have come up with a new way of punishing officers who break the rules - an eye-catching Hello Kitty armband. BBC

Wannabe bike thief caught red-handed
A hapless thief was caught red-handed, literally - when he left his finger at the crime scene. Mirror

Man takes bull to jail
A Serbian court has ruled that a farmer should be allowed to take his bull to jail with him. Roll on Friday

Lost daughter 'right behind you dad'
A father posed for a publicity picture in a desperate attempt to find the daughter he has not seen for ten years unaware she was just a few yards behind him. Ananova

Stand by your ban!
Dolly Parton addict has hifi seizedCountry and western fan Diane Duffin has been D.I.V.O.R.C.E.D from her stereo after blasting out Dolly Parton 24 hours a day. Yorkshire Evening Post

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