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The increased use of free social networking websites, like Facebook, also has a downside. In the UK a court has awarded Mr Mathew Firsht a considerable amount of damages after he discovered that a false profile of himself had been…

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The U.S. Supreme Court has found that private gun owners have a constitutional right to keep handguns for private use in their own homes. The District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) passed legislation making it a crime to carry an unregistered…

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Discrimination in the workplace was in focus this past summer at the European Court of Justice. The Court ruled that discrimination by association is unlawful and also held that a racist public statement can constitute direct discrimination. The landmark verdict…

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In its quest to rid Europe of discrimination, the EU does not feel constrained by terrestrial borders. The skies have now been made handicap-friendly by EC Regulation 1107/2006: Rights of Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility when Traveling by…

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The Court of Appeal issued a judgment on 10 September 2008 stating that a manufacturer and seller of goods who lost the goods through the fault of a third party before being able to deliver and sell the goods was…

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Were the Burden sisters victims of discrimination when they were denied the inheritance tax exemption available to married couples and civil partners? No, said the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, in April 2008, the fact that…

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An assignee of legal title who has no beneficial interest in a claim, and has not suffered any actual injury traceable to the defendant’s conduct has standing to bring that claim in federal court, ruled the United States Supreme Court…

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A federal court helps the state of California in its efforts to reduce emissions from automobiles. One of the primary procedural issues addressed in American law is whether a question presented is governed by federal law or by state law.…

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What does one have to do with the other? The tradition of fox hunting is very strong in the United Kingdom and when the government introduced a bill which would make foxhunting with hounds illegal, there was an uproar by…

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Company must provide medical monitoring for residents of town. A jury has found that a chemical company must provide medical monitoring for 7,000 residents of a West Virginia town who were exposed to heavy metal contamination emanating from a waste…

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