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 topic of consent in relation to rape has been a hot topic recently, as reported by the BBC among other media outlets.
Firstly, there were controversial remarks last week by Respect MP George Galloway, which included sarcastic musings on whether men should ask permission before ‘every penetration’.
With Bradley Wiggins’ recent Tour de France and Olympic Time Trial wins, and Team GB’s cycling team having a fantastic home Olympics, cycling is becoming more and more popular as both a leisure activity and a means of transport. As its popularity increases, there will no doubt be more legal ramifications.
As such, Prolegal have kindly taken some time to answer a few of the more common cycling questions relating to the law.
The Daily Mail has targeted Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) after receiving a £130,000 bill for a defamation claim by actor Neil Morrissey which settled for just £15,000, according to The Press Gazette.
In early 2011 The Daily Mail alleged that Mr Morrissey had been banned from a local bar near his home in France for drunken behaviour.
18-24-year-olds without six months’ paid work experience will be made to complete 30 hours of unpaid work experience per week over three months in order to receive unemployment welfare in a new Government scheme, according to The Telegraph.
The scheme will begin in London with around 6,000 new Jobseeker Allowance claimants before being rolled out across the nation next year.
The Government announced yesterday that the Legal Ombudsman, set up in 2010 to resolve complaints about lawyers, will be able to investigate grievances from the public about how claims management companies (CMCs) have dealt with mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) on their behalf.
According to the Ministry of Justice, there have been many more complaints against companies handling PPI claims compared to other types of claims companies, such as those dealing with personal injury and unfair bank charges claims.
Late last week the US jury tasked with deciding on the Apple vs. Samsung patent battle in San Jose, California, awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages.
The jury found that Samsung wilfully infringed a number of Apple utility and design patents.
A High Court judge, sitting at the Court of Protection in London, ruled last Friday that a severely anorexic woman, known only as ‘L’, need not be force-fed by her clinicians.
This ruling was made even though her life appears to be in imminent danger.
The family of a man with locked-in-syndrome announced his unexpected death from natural causes on Wednesday. This sad event came a week after the man lost his High Court claim to be allowed to end his life with the help of a doctor, as reported by BBC News.
Voluntary euthanasia, also known as assisted dying or assisted suicide, means that a person wants to die and is able to make their wishes known, but cannot accomplish this aim without the aid of another.
The leader of a gang responsible for a series of robberies in the Midlands, Ben Westwood, has been jailed for 9 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to burgle, conspiracy to steal, and dangerous driving, according to The Independent.
Westwood was arrested after a high-speed chase in a stolen Audi RS5 which reached speeds of up to 180mph and led to police halting their pursuit when they couldn’t keep up.