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Outrage as MPs abandon legal bid to block release of ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys

A government announcement that it will not challenge a Parole Board decision to release prolific ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys has been met with outrage on social media. Justice Secretary David Gauke told MPs in the Commons on Friday that it would “not be appropriate” to judicially review the decision around Worboys’ impending release, which was approved by the Parole ...

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Apple facing legal battle in Russia over slowing down older iPhones

A group of plaintiffs in Russia is reportedly planning to take Apple to court after the company admitted it had been reducing the processing speed of aging iPhones. The first lawsuits from Russian consumers are set to be filed this week, according to consulting lawyers at National Legal Finance Group (NLF) and Lex Borealis, as quoted by Russian business daily ...

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Footballer seeks legal advice after club owner claims ‘voodoo message’ caused his departure

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:47 Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku will seek legal advice after the majority shareholder of former club Everton said ‘voodoo’ was responsible for him leaving the club. Billionaire businessman Farhad Moshiri made the comments during a club general meeting on Tuesday, saying that the 24-year-old was all set to sign a contract extension with Everton before ...

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This map is dope! Here’s where weed is legal in the US (IMAGE)

On New Year’s Day California became the eighth US state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. The total number of states which have legalized weed in some form is now 29, as well as the District of Columbia. Demonised in the US since the days of ‘Reefer Madness,’ marijuana’s status has reached a turning point. Legislators see ...

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‘US industrial giants would rather let workers die than stop using asbestos’ – legal magazine editor

US corporations have been using asbestos despite evidence it causes cancer in workers, and millions of dollars are being spent on lobbying to cover this up, according to Farron Cousins, executive editor of Trial Lawyer magazine. Asbestos has been used all over the world for more than 100 years in all types of manufacturing, from insulation to paper products. Its ...

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Legal US marijuana sales up 30% in 2017 – report

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 23:07 Legal cannabis sales in the US have seen a sharp increase this year, with total purchases growing by 30 percent, a report by Marijuana Business Daily says. It suggests sales could grow even more next year. Legal pot sales could increase by another 45 percent in 2018, the latest annual report by Marijuana Business ...

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Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands

Twitter will now display messages to inform users if blocked tweets were withheld to comply with local laws or court orders, which it calls Country Withheld Content (CWC). The public already has information about CWC through notices sent directly to affected accounts, Lumen, a database of legal requests for the removal of online content, and Twitter’s own biannual transparency reports. ...

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Trump’s State Dept top legal advisor pick signals shift on Yemen

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:17 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:18 The Trump administration’s pick for top legal advisor at the State Department has acknowledged the US could be violating its own laws and international law by restricting delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen. US statutes prohibiting American assistance to countries preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid may be ...

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‘No dogs or Polish’: Fishery risks legal action over east European ban

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 18:58 A UK-based fishery risks being embroiled in legal action after banning access to Eastern European fishermen. This, after The Field Farm in Oxfordshire put up a sign saying “No Polish or eastern bloc fishermen allowed.” Polish angler Rado Papiewski, 35, has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to take legal action against the fishery based ...

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RT America to expand & use all legal means to defend itself – managing director

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 11:10 RT America will expand and use all legal means possible to defend itself, despite its recent registration as a ‘foreign agent’, the broadcaster’s managing director said, responding to moves by the US Congress regarding the channel. “[RT America] will be expanding,” Alexey Nikolov told Sputnik news agency on Thursday. “Most people are interested in ...

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