Tag: Commercial

Commercial Court judge warns lawyers over unreal time estimates

Those lawyers itching for an early finish on Fridays should take care not to under-estimate the length of hearing required in the Commercial Court of the High Court, a recent judgment highlights.

Nintendo Switch hackers blocked by High Court order

Hackers bypassing security measures in the Nintendo Switch games console and selling pirate software have been blocked by a High Court injunction requiring the Internet Service Providers to restrict access to their websites.

Mapping company that scraped 3.5 million addresses loses ‘big data’ dispute

The High Court has found that a private mapping company breached several licences and infringed the database rights of the Ordnance Survey Limited. The case has important guidance for ‘big data’ processors and discusses the interpretation of website terms.

Nobody seems to know what should happen to imaged digital data in civil litigation. Until now.

The High Court has provided much-needed guidance on dealing with the aftermath of Search and Seizure Orders made under the Civil Procedure Rules and how to manage the inspection of imaged digital data in a way that respects privacy, privilege and protects the rights of claimants.

Data-grab by porn company claim farmers blocked by High Court, post-GDPR

In a reported first, a UK court has considered who is a ‘data controller’ and who is a ‘data recipient’ under the GDPR – in a case about illegal downloads of online porn.

Appeal highlights record-breaking Gauguin deal gone sour

The art dealers at the centre of a record-breaking private sale of a Gauguin painting for $210 million have won an appeal which confirms their entitlement to a $10 million commission fee, all based on a ‘handshake’ agreement.

Tussle over £10 million Giotto painting ends in stalemate

A £10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.

Was Barclays to blame for doctor’s alleged historic sexual assaults?

In principle yes, according to the Court of Appeal in a claim brought by current and former employees over alleged sexual assaults by a doctor that Barclays Bank instructed to perform compulsory medical tests. [Trigger warning: refers to incidents of historic sexual assault].

When is a company liable for mis-describing its services online?

A High Court dispute between a removal business and its trade body yields some important guidance for both SMEs engaged in online marketing and for independent website operators.

How and when to ask for permission to appeal from a lower court – some guidance 🤞🏽

A dispute over alleged harassment by the Daily Mail has given rise to some guidance to all civil litigators on the procedure from applying for permission to appeal from a lower court.