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    • Harvey Weinstein must face British actress's sex trafficking lawsuit - Reuters August 14, 2018
      ReutersHarvey Weinstein must face British actress's sex trafficking lawsuitReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a civil lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on ...and more »
    • Brambles hit with second class-action over share price plunge - The Sydney Morning Herald August 14, 2018
      The Sydney Morning HeraldBrambles hit with second class-action over share price plungeThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe company is named in a new Maurice Blackburn-led lawsuit filed in Australia's Federal Court on Tuesday morning, which is being backed by British litigation funder Harbour. It comes less than a week after another prominent Australian law firm, Slater ...and more »
    • Lawsuit over UK film tax breaks - Irish Examiner August 14, 2018
      Irish ExaminerLawsuit over UK film tax breaksIrish ExaminerThe UK government has cracked down on the misuse of movie tax breaks in recent years. The UK Treasury expanded tax relief for films in 1997, to boost the British film industry, but loopholes in the system were widely abused. At least seven men were ...and more »
    • Wilko and Homebase could pull weedkiller from shelves as US lawsuit finds link to cancer - The Sun August 13, 2018
      The SunWilko and Homebase could pull weedkiller from shelves as US lawsuit finds link to cancerThe SunRoundup is one of the country's most popular weedkiller brands, while glyphosate herbicides are the most widely used herbicide in UK agriculture. Environmentalists have long-claimed the chemical can be dangerous, but manufacturers have rushed to say ...
    • SAS turns to Texas for help in copyright battle, suing British company and Pizza Hut - News & Observer August 13, 2018
      News & ObserverSAS turns to Texas for help in copyright battle, suing British company and Pizza HutNews & ObserverThe lawsuit, filed in mid-July, also targets several companies that package and re-sell World Programming's software, and several of World Programming customers. The most prominent of the targeted customers is the Pizza Hut restaurant chain.
    • Bankers, Celebrities Sue Over Film Deals Turned Tax Avoidance - Bloomberg August 13, 2018
      BloombergBankers, Celebrities Sue Over Film Deals Turned Tax AvoidanceBloombergThe U.K. government has cracked down on the misuse of movie tax breaks in recent years. The Treasury expanded tax relief for films in 1997 to boost the British film industry, but loopholes in the system were widely abused, resulting in multiple ...and more »
    • Roundup weedkiller could be pulled from British shelves after $289m US lawsuit finds link to cancer - The Independent August 12, 2018
      The IndependentRoundup weedkiller could be pulled from British shelves after $289m US lawsuit finds link to cancerThe IndependentRoundup weedkiller could be pulled from British shelves after a US court ruled the chemical contributed to a man's terminal cancer. Homebase, one of the UK's largest DIY retailers, was the first retailer to announce it is reviewing […]
    • British Reporter Sues CenterPoint over Electrocution Suffered during Harvey Aftermath - Houston Public Media August 6, 2018
      Houston Public MediaBritish Reporter Sues CenterPoint over Electrocution Suffered during Harvey AftermathHouston Public MediaCenterPoint is one of the defendants in the lawsuit filed by Pasek's family and, as Houston Matters reported Monday, a British reporter has also sued the energy company because he suffered an electrocution from which he hasn't fully recovered yet ...and more »
    • British Airways Wins Lawsuit over Pension Trustees - Chief Investment Officer July 17, 2018
      British Airways Wins Lawsuit over Pension TrusteesChief Investment OfficerThe UK's Court of Appeal has overturned a 2017 High Court ruling that said the trustees of a British Airways pension were within their right to amend the plan's rules to give itself the authority to make discretionary increases. “This judgment could ...