Conor McGregor set to appear in New York court on June 15th

Conor McGregor made headlines in April for his alleged role in the infamous UFC 223 bus attack in Brooklyn. He stunned the UFC world when he reportedly interrupted a press event at Barclays Center ahead of UFC 223, leaving many wondering about his future and forcing the UFC to cancel three fights after Michael Chiesa [...]

By |2018-06-12T16:55:29+01:00June 12th, 2018|Courts, International|

Three accusers confront Bill Cosby in court

Three accusers confronted comedian Bill Cosby in court yesterday - with one calling him a "serial rapist" and another asking him through her tears: "You remember, don't you, Mr Cosby?" The women's charged rhetoric prompted several mistrial requests from Cosby's lawyers - which were denied - as prosecutors built their case that Cosby was one [...]

By |2018-04-12T09:46:15+01:00April 12th, 2018|Courts, Crime, International|

Oscar Pistorius appeal dismissed by South African court

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal against his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, legal experts have said. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius's request to review the prison sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the man who was [...]

By |2018-04-11T14:06:06+01:00April 11th, 2018|Courts, International, Legal|

Nun (89) in legal battle with singer Perry dies in court

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles has died after collapsing during a court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (89) had served the church "with dedication and love for many years", Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement. Holzman was [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:02:18+00:00March 12th, 2018|Courts, International, Legal, Property|

Rio Tinto to pay injured worker a record $2 million compensation

Mining giant Rio Tinto has been hit with an unprecedented $1.3 million payout order for an injured mine-worker it unlawfully stood down just days after he won a damages claim against the company. The compensation, which comes on top of the $638,000 in damages, represents the highest amount awarded for an employer's breach of the [...]

We are at debt risk because Germany hasn’t learnt its lesson

Contrary to the popular myth, Hitler was voted into power in Germany because of deflation, not inflation. Hitler was elected in 1932, following three years of deflation – the consequence of restrictive polices after the great crash in 1929. In contrast, inflation – often quoted as being responsible for Hitler’s victory – peaked in Germany in [...]

By |2015-01-15T16:12:55+00:00January 15th, 2015|CJEU, Common Law, EU, International|

Discovery to make documentary on Sherpas killed on Everest

Following the mountain's deadliest disaster, many Sherpas have started descending from Everest Base Camp in a walkout, forcing companies to cancel their planned expeditions. The walkout is certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief following Friday's disaster. Sherpa guides were hauling climbing gear between camps when a chunk of ice [...]

By |2014-04-23T14:01:10+01:00April 23rd, 2014|Accident, International, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|

Finding of Captain’s Fault Could Bear On SeaStreak Crash Injury Claims

A National Transportation Safety Board finding that captain error caused the Jan. 9, 2013, crash of the SeaStreak Wall Street commuter ferry could impact the ongoing litigation by injured passengers seeking recovery. The NTSB found, after a 15-month investigation, that the captain lost control of the vessel and that the risk of accident was heightened [...]

Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

The high profile falls of eventers Laura Collett and Harry Meade — who suffered serious injuries last year, but didn’t have personal accident cover — have raised awareness of the need for riders to protect themselves in case of an accident. What is personal accident insurance? While insuring our horses is high on our priority [...]

3 Ridiculous But Legitimate Personal Injury Claims

We’ve all heard the one about the lady that sued McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee all over herself back in 1992. But hers is far from the most ridiculous case brought to court over the past few decades. Stella Liebeck’s coffee case was, in fact, much more serious than the public gave her credit for. [...]

By |2014-03-11T12:08:45+00:00March 11th, 2014|Accident, Injury, Insurance, International, News, Personal Injuries|
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