In sport, it is not always the assailant who is open to being sued – players, clubs, governing bodies and referees can also find themselves subject to legal action, which is explored in this article via case law across a wide range of sports.
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The recent headline that a US court has ruled “Happy Birthday to You” is not subject to copyright will come as a shock to many. Not shock that a court has made such a ruling, but total disbelief that anyone could be claiming copyright in the song at all. Surely such a well-known song can’t be subject to copyright and even if it were, surely by now it would have expired?
The death of Dr Derek Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy - would Meredith have a claim for medical negligence under Scots law?
In the last season of Grey’s Anatomy, popular character Dr Derek Shepherd (aka McDreamy), Consultant Neurosurgeon, died following a road traffic accident … or was it an act of medical negligence? We look at the facts of Dr Shepherd’s treatment and subsequent death, and ask the question whether his wife Meredith would have had a case for medical negligence if this had happened in Scotland
This week has brought the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s Courts for generations. The Court Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 introduces a substantial number of significant changes to the civil courts and civil procedure in Scotland.
Landlords who have found themselves with a commercial property and a dissolved tenant can now go forward with the comfort of knowing that the tenant’s subsequent restoration will not cause any difficulties for a new letting arrangement, so long as a notice of disclaimer has been obtained.