Civil Procedure Rules Part 36 Offers to Settle
201501.29
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Civil Procedure Rules Part 36 Offers to Settle

We recently reported on the changes being made to the Part 36 Offers regime – see http://mcdanielslaw.com/changes-to-cpr-part-36-offers/ The IPKat has today released a news story on the recent case of Haiss v Ball which concerns Part 36 offers and their costs implications – see http://ipkitten.blogspot.ie/2015/01/snatching-defeat-from-jaws-of-victory.html

Cost of Bringing a Claim to Increase – Update
201501.26
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Cost of Bringing a Claim to Increase – Update

As reported previously (see post of 21.01.15) the cost of bringing a claim is set to rise. Another organisation has now joined in the chorus of disapproval over the new court fees.  The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) (an organisation representing firms that defend personal injury claims) has warned that would-be litigants will be discouraged from…

Disclosure Deny Lyric Copying
201501.26
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Disclosure Deny Lyric Copying

The BBC are reporting that Disclosure, the electronic music duo, have been accused of copying lyrics created by Katie Farrah Sopher, a claim that Disclosure deny.  The brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who form the band were responding to a Claim which has apparently been lodged at the High Court. Sopher claims that certain lyrics…

Rihanna Wins Legal Battle Against Topshop
201501.22
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Rihanna Wins Legal Battle Against Topshop

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ban on Topshop selling a sleeveless T-shirt featuring a photo of the star without obtaining her permission. In the first successful celebrity case of its kind, three appeal judges agreed marketing the item without Rihanna’s approval amounted to “passing off”. Rihanna sued Arcadia (Topshop’s parent company) for £3.3m…