An absolutely stonking story, this one.
Until 2012 an app, the Chubby Checker, was available to download through Hewlett Packard software for their Palm OS software. Now the original Chubby Checker is suing HP and the company that made the app, Magic Apps, for $500m.
‘Chubby’ is slang for an erection, and the app was designed to be an amusing piece of software allowing women to estimate the size of a man’s penis. You can see why they used the name – it’s great.
A 68-year old grandmother, Jean Glyde, from Henllys, near Cwmbran in Gwent, appeared for sentencing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday, after pleading guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The Daily Mail reports that the assault happened in the wake of a dispute with Glyde’s neighbours over whether they had access to a driveway on her land. Jonathan Tunley, 38, was hurt in the incident, suffering injuries to his neck and shoulder. His injuries meant that he had to take time off work.
The High Court yesterday learned that the surviving members of Monty Python are note “unpleasant, shifty people” as a case regarding profits gained from 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Producer of the film Mark Forstater has taken the surviving members of the comedy group to court demanding an equal share of profits from spin-offs, particularly the stage musical Spamalot.
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has successfully defended the £3bn claim made against him by fellow Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky, according to BBC news.
Mr Berezovsky claimed he was a business partner of Abramovich and that the Chelsea owner had betrayed him and breached a contract.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, representing UK border staff voted to take industrial action over jobs and pay yesterday, according to The Telegraph.
The PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka, will meet with other union leaders today to decide what action will be taken. A spokesperson for the union said only seven days’ notice is required for a strike, and with the Olympics starting in eight days any industrial action is sure to disrupt visitors arriving in the country for the Games.
For the first time since 1975 doctors who belong to the British Medical Association (BMA), an independent trade union, have voted in a postal ballot regarding industrial action over pensions. The BMA polled its members in various branches of the profession, including GPs and hospital consultants.
Health professionals are permitted by law to strike, unlike the armed services, police and prison officers, but a total withdrawal of labour is unlikely and would be unprecedented.
Part IV: Arbitration
Today is the fourth part of our blog series on alternative dispute resolution. The two previous posts have looked at mediation in general and what types of disputes are suitable for mediation.
In this post we will be looking at arbitration, which will be continued in next week’s post when the focus will be on the type of disputes commonly solved through arbitration. (more…)
Part III: Disputes solved through mediation
Today is the third part of our series on alternative dispute resolution. The last post looked at mediation in general, and today we will be looking closer at some forms of disputes that are particularly suitable for being resolved through this form of alternative dispute resolution.
Mediation is a popular dispute resolution method for family and employment disputes, as well as personal injury conflicts. Regardless of the nature of the specific dispute, it is important that the parties are willing to negotiate and are not too entrenched in their positions. The success of mediation rests on the parties’ ability to compromise and come to a joint agreement. (more…)
Part II: Mediation
We are currently running a series on alternative dispute resolution, and this week we are looking into mediation. This will be continued next week when we look closer at what types of disputes can be solved through this method. For last week’s opening blog, click here.
Mediation has become a very popular dispute-resolution method, particularly in family law. Mediation involves the parties sitting down with an independent third party who looks to find common ground between them. (more…)
A few weeks ago we concluded our ‘Back to Work’ blog series. Today we are starting a new series on alternative dispute resolution methods and how these can be constructively applied to your situation.
The series will look at:
- Common disputes where mediation can be applied
- The forms of disputes that arbitration is applied to (more…)