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US Supreme Court to hear key patent case

30 March 2014 22:20:07 UK Homepage

Case could send shockwaves through tech and patent communities should court determine that software is too abstract for patent protection

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US Supreme Court to hear key patent case

30 March 2014 21:41:46 Tech Hub

Case could send shockwaves through tech and patent communities should court determine that software is too abstract for patent protection

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VIDEO: Court of Appeal to hear pregnancy case

12 March 2014 09:02:10 BBC News - UK

A long-running court case set to be heard in the Court of Appeal has reignited the debate over drinking while pregnant.

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Criminals will pay towards own court case

05 February 2014 12:34:36 Politics News - UK Politics

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, announces a new surcharge on convicted criminals expected to raise £30 million a year        

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Criminals will pay towards own court case

05 February 2014 12:28:21 UK headlines

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, announces a new surcharge on convicted criminals expected to raise £30 million a year        

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Russian oligarchs take battle to NY court

04 February 2014 21:37:34 UK Homepage

The legal case, which was filed in a New York state court, is set to be the biggest Russian oligarch legal battle in the US

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Rosdeep Kular, mother of Mikaeel Kular, in court for second time charged with his murder

29 January 2014 03:33:03 News | Mail Online

Rosdeep Kular, 33, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody after appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with the murder of her son Mikaeel.

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Mikaeel Kular tragedy: Mum accused of murdering her three-year-old son makes second appearance in court

28 January 2014 17:32:00 mirror - News

Mikaeel Kular's body was discovered in Fife a day after he was reported missing from his home in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh

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Mikaeel mother returns to court

28 January 2014 12:26:52 BBC News - UK

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is to appear in court in Edinburgh for a second time charged with his murder.

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Mikaeel Kular's mother appears in court charged with his murder

20 January 2014 18:35:28 UK headlines

Rosie Kular is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice in connection with her three-year-old son's death        

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Mikaeel Kular's mother Rosdeep Kular appears in court over her son's death

20 January 2014 17:39:43 News | Mail Online

Rosdeep Kular, 33, attended a two-minute hearing held behind closed doors at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this afternoon.

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Mikaeel Kular: mother of three-year-old boy to appear in court over his death

20 January 2014 08:37:53 UK headlines

Rosie Kular, 33, was arrested and charged after her son's body was found in woodland behind her former home in Kirkcaldy, Scotland        

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Mikaeel's mother to appear in court

20 January 2014 02:32:31 BBC News - UK

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is due to appear in court in Edinburgh in connection with his death.

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Tragic Mikaeel Kular's mother set to appear in court after being charged over his death

19 January 2014 10:14:12 mirror - News

Rosdeep Kular  is being held after the body of three-year-old Mikaeel was ­discovered just days after she reported him missing

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BREAKING NEWS: Body of young boy recovered in Fife and one person detained by police searching for missing toddler Mikaeel Kular

18 January 2014 03:11:27 News | Mail Online

Mikaeel’s mother, Rosie Kular, has been detained in connection with the child’s death, according to Sky sources.

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Mikaeel Kular missing: Live updates as police search for three-year-old who vanished from home in Edinburgh

16 January 2014 12:17:10 mirror - News

Follow the latest news from the Daily Record in the search for Mikaeel Kular, who was last seen going to bed at his home in Ferry Gait around 9pm last night

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Mikael Kular missing: Live updates as police search for three-year-old who vanished from home in Edinburgh

16 January 2014 11:35:31 mirror - News

Follow the latest news from the Daily Record in the search for Mikael Kular, who was last seen going to bed at his home in Ferry Gait around 9pm last night

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Schoolgirl murder case set for court

09 January 2014 16:47:02 BBC News - UK

Prosecutors are to take forward a case against a man accused of murdering a schoolgirl more than 27 years ago.

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Nigella calls court case 'mortifying'

02 January 2014 16:18:45 BBC News - UK

TV cook Nigella Lawson discusses the recent court case in which she was depicted as a serial cocaine abuser in her first TV interview since the verdict.

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Right-to-die case at Supreme Court

16 December 2013 04:38:41 BBC News - UK

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb renew their right-to-die court fight in the Supreme Court.

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New guidelines issued to deal with sex abuse cases

17 October 2013 01:57:20 UK headlines

The police and courts must ignore existing myths about how 'real' child sex victims behave and concentrate on the credibility of their allegations, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kier Starmer has said.        

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Harry Redknapp opens up about the court case that could have destroyed his family

07 October 2013 01:42:10 Football | Mail Online

Harry Redknapp talks exclusively about his court case and his relief at being found not guilty of tax evasion. In his new book, Always Managing: My Autobiography, Redknapp says going to jail would have destroyed his wife Sandra.

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Harry Redknapp opens up about the court case that could have destroyed his family

07 October 2013 01:20:18 Sport | Mail Online

Harry Redknapp talks exclusivity about his court case and his relief at being found not guilty of tax evasion. in his new book, Always Managing: My Autobiography, Redknapp says going to jail would have destroyed his wife Sandra.

Vice Sport Time07 October 2013 01:20:18


EDL loses march route court case

07 September 2013 02:18:42 BBC News - UK

The English Defence League (EDL) loses a High Court case for the right to demonstrate in Tower Hamlets on Saturday.

Vice All News Time07 September 2013 02:18:42


TV licence offences account for one in ten UK court cases

22 August 2013 09:41:21 Politics News - UK Politics

The BBC was responsible for more than one in ten criminal prosecutions last year as the number of people taken to court for non payment of their television licence reached a new high.        

Vice Politics Time22 August 2013 09:41:21


Poundland case reaches supreme court

29 July 2013 08:43:35 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Government attempting to overturn verdict against its employment schemes The government will attempt to overturn the judgment of a multimillion-pound case affecting almost a quarter of a million unemployed people on Monday. In what has come to be known as the Poundland case, the Department for Work and Pensions will argue that the supreme court should overturn the unanimous verdict of three appeal court judges this year that almost all of the coalition government's employment schemes were operating unlawfully. In mid-February the appeal judges opened the way for an estimated £130m repayment to around 230,000 sanctioned jobseekers after declaring that a lack of official information and parliamentary notice had voided the legality of half a dozen schemes that forced the unemployed to work for up 780 hours without pay. Lawyers acting for 25-year-old Cait Reilly , who was made to work in Poundland for three weeks unpaid, and unemployed lorry driver Jamieson Wilson, who refused to work for free for six months, argue that the supreme court hearing has become academic after the government, acting in concert with opposition Labour MPs , passed emergency retrospective legislation. The jobseekers (back to work schemes) bill was rushed through parliament in just three days in March with the explicit intent of overturning the appeal court's ruling and to "protect the national economy" from the multimillion-pound rebate to the unemployed. At the time the DWP said the bill would ensure the department "won't be paying back money to people who didn't do enough to find work". The law firm Public Interest Lawyers has since initiated a second court action to judicially review the retrospective law, saying it undermines its clients' right to justice and represents a clear violation of article 6 of the European convention on human rights. Monday's supreme court hearing, which is listed for one day, will be argued by the government's top lawyer who will say that the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, is entitled to a wide latitude of powers to devise employment schemes and has never needed to report the details of each scheme to parliament in the form of new regulations. In a skeleton argument to the court, the government states: "It cannot have been the intention of parliament … that each and every scheme formulated with each employer would have to be the subject of separate regulations. That would have the effect of stultifying attempts to operate a range of schemes to meet particular needs." The court is expected to deliver a verdict on the case in the autumn. Unemployment Benefits Poundland Shiv Malik © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions        

Vice All News Time29 July 2013 08:43:35


Court seeks Herbie Hide after boxer misses hearing in drugs case

11 July 2013 13:12:49 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

Arrest warrant issued after boxer sends word that he cannot attend as he is suffering from malaria at a Nigerian clinic A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the former world champion boxer Herbie Hide after he failed to attend court saying he was suffering from malaria at a Nigerian clinic. The 41-year-old was due at Norwich crown court on Thursday morning to face allegations of conspiring to supply cocaine after being charged following a newspaper investigation. His barrister Michael Clare told the court: "His wife Helen telephoned my instructing solicitor to say he was suffering from malaria and was in a clinic in Nigeria. Last night a doctor who said he was treating Mr Hide in Nigeria called and said he would email a medical report this morning. No medical report has been forthcoming yet." Ian James, prosecuting, said Hide had been given permission at an earlier hearing to leave the country for seven days but was now in breach of the terms of his bail. The recorder Maureen Baker issued a warrant not backed for bail, saying Hide had been warned on previous occasions that he would need a doctor's report if he had to miss court due to illness. It means Hide should be arrested, detained and brought before the court at the earliest opportunity. Hide's co-defendant, Ben Sharman, 22, of Poringland, Norfolk, admitted conspiracy to supply a class A drug, offering to supply a class A drug and offering to supply a class B drug, but denied supplying cocaine to Hide. Hide, of Bawburgh, near Norwich, held the World Boxing Organisation version of the heavyweight title twice. He was arrested earlier this year after being filmed by undercover reporters from the Sun. Sharman was remanded in custody. The pair are expected to stand trial in October. Boxing Drugs guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

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Move to end court case corroboration

21 June 2013 10:20:22 BBC News - UK

Proposals to end the requirement for corroboration in court cases are expected to be brought forward by the Scottish government.

Vice All News Time21 June 2013 10:20:22


Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court

21 May 2013 22:02:39 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Claim against Jack Straw, brought by Gaddafi victim and his wife, may be heard in secret under new Justice and Security Act One of the first cases to be heard by the government's new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi's prisons. Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the former foreign secretary Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen, former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, as well as the British government and its intelligence agencies, over the so-called extraordinary rendition operation from 2004. The high court in London heard on Tuesday that ministers would probably move to have the case heard under the secrecy provisions of the controversial Justice and Security Act , which comes into force in July. "The new act will apply to these proceedings," Rory Phillips QC, representing the government, told the court at a preliminary hearing. "It is likely that such an application will be made." The act has faced criticism from lawyers and human rights groups who argue that its primary intention is not to protect intelligence-sharing arrangements with foreign states – as ministers argued when it was passing through parliament – but to conceal evidence of government wrongdoing in cases such as that brought by Belhaj. Straw, Allen and the government face claims for damages from Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, who accuse them of false imprisonment, conspiracy to injure and trespass to person, misfeasance in public office and negligence. Richard Hermer QC, prosecuting, said that there was likely to be a lively debate between the two sides over the circumstances in which the secrecy provisions of the act could be relied upon by the government. Phillips made clear, however, that the defendants were keen to reach a negotiated settlement with Belhaj. "They would be pleased to enter into a settlement process to draw a line under this case," he said. "The defendants would like to reiterate … their willingness to sit down with Mr Belhaj and his representatives, face to face, in order to see if we can reach a settlement." Belhaj and Bouchar's lawyers believe the pair has a strong case, based in part on a secret intelligence file discovered by the New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch during the revolution that toppled Gaddafi. The file contained a number of letters from Allen to the dictator's intelligence chief, Moussa Koussa , including one in which the MI6 officer made clear that although he did not pay for the air cargo, the intelligence that had led to the couple being detained and "rendered" had originated with his agency. Other documents discovered at the time showed that MI6 was involved in a second operation in which another Libyan dissident, Sami al-Saadi , was kidnapped and flown to Tripoli along with his wife and four children, the youngest a six-year-old girl. Al-Saadi settled his claim against the British government with a payment of £2.2m. Belhaj has offered to settle his claim with a payment of just £1 from each of the defendants, but insists that they must admit their guilt and apologise to him , and particularly to his wife. Despite being visibly pregnant, Bouchar was allegedly chained to a wall when detained by the CIA in Bangkok before being taped head and foot to a stretcher for the 17-hour flight to Tripoli. She was then held for several months while her husband was being interrogated and allegedly tortured nearby. Such an apology is unlikely to be forthcoming, however, as the two UK-Libyan rendition operations are the subject of a Scotland Yard investigation – one of four police investigations into the activities of British intelligence officers in the years after 9/11. The high court case was adjourned until October, when the government will argue that the case cannot be tried in an English court, as the events took place outside the UK, and involved foreign intelligence officers. Were this to be accepted by the courts, Hermer argued, "then whenever agents of the British state are involved in joint operations with agents of a foreign state, they enjoy complete immunity". The kidnap, torture and arbitrary detention that the couple suffered were offences not only in English law, but "fundamental breaches of international law". Straw and Allen are also arguing that they are unable to respond to the allegations because of the restraints of the Official Secrets Act. Jack Straw MI6 Human rights Torture Official Secrets Act Libya Middle East and North Africa Africa Muammar Gaddafi Rendition Ian Cobain guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds  

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Abu Qatada case may go to supreme court

17 April 2013 12:59:46 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Home Office asks for permission to go to UK's highest court in latest bid to deport radical Islamist cleric to Jordan The government's protracted legal campaign to deport the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada may go to the UK's highest court. The Home Office announced on Wednesday it was seeking permission from the court of appeal to take the case to the supreme court after judges last month rejected the latest in a long line of attempts to remove the terror suspect to Jordan. Last month Qatada was ordered to return to Belmarsh prison for allegedly breaching his bail conditions. In March, court of appeal judges backed an earlier ruling that Abu Qatada, also known as Omar Othman, could not be deported due to fears that evidence obtained through torture would be used against him. A Home Office spokesman said: "We have today asked the court of appeal for permission to appeal its recent decision on Abu Qatada to the supreme court. "The government remains committed to deporting this dangerous man and we continue to work with the Jordanians to address the outstanding legal issues preventing deportation." The home secretary, Theresa May, is attempting to overturn a ruling last November by Mr Justice Mitting sitting at the special immigration appeals commission (Siac) in London that assurances offered so far by Amman were insufficient to prove that evidence obtained by torture would not be used in a retrial of Qatada for two bomb attacks in 1998 that he has already been convicted of in absentia. The cleric, who was first detained in Britain as an international terror suspect in 2002, was released on bail last November to a house in north-west London under a 16-hour curfew and strict restrictions on whom he can meet and communicate with. The Siac ruling said there remained a real risk that statements by two alleged co-conspirators, Abu Hawsher and Al-Hamasher, which had been obtained by torture, would be admitted in his retrial by the state security court. Mitting said that risk remained until there was a change to the Jordanian code of criminal practice and/or a ruling by its constitutional court that such torture-tainted evidence could not be used. The only other alternative was for the Jordanian prosecutor to prove "to a high standard that the statements were not procured by torture". The ruling followed a decision by the European court of human rights made final last May that while Qatada did not face a risk of being tortured if returned to Amman he did face the real possibility of a trial based on torture-tainted evidence. The Strasbourg judges said that would amount to a "flagrant denial of justice". The home secretary did not appeal against that ruling. The law lords – the UK's highest appellate court until the creation of the supreme court – have already considered Qatada's case. In February 2009, six months before the new court was established, they unanimously approved his deportation to Jordan after accepting the country's assurances. Abu Qatada Extradition UK criminal justice Owen Bowcott guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice All News Time17 April 2013 12:59:46