Posts tagged ‘Compensation’

March 17, 2013

Mr Wonderful

Princess-Diana

Princess Diana’s ‘Mr Wonderful’ also known as Pakistani heart surgeon, Dr Khan is reported to be pursuing maximum damages from News International after Scotland Yard informed him it was possible his phone had been hacked.

Dr Khan is of course one of the 600 potential new phone hacking victims

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March 26, 2012

Collateral Damage and Compensation

You may have read about the alleged killing spree that Staff-Sergeant Robert Bales went on in Afghanistan killing seventeen people including women and children as they slept in their houses.

It is news today that the US government paid compensation to the remaining relatives of the deceased but it was news over the weekend

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November 21, 2011

Germany Opens Old Wounds

In recent weeks Germany’s decision to tax Belgian pensioners and widows that receive pensions has been implemented leaving them understandably upset.  This is not least because they were former slave labourers forced to work for Germany during the war and the pension was meant to provide compensation.

Some of these pensioners are in their 80s and suffered years of trauma once they returned home.  The rate of tax Germany wants to charge

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August 2, 2011

Witness

There was an interesting debate on TV discussing whether being witness to a crime is worth it or if as citizens we are better off not getting involved.  According to some members of the panel witnesses are let down by the police and the legal system

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June 27, 2011

The Facebook Feud

The Winklevoss twins don’t seem to give up. The Harvard rowing brothers are launching a new lawsuit against Facebook claiming that the global social networking site “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” during their previous litigation.

Originally, in 2003, they launched a case against Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, for stealing their idea.  A five years court battle was financially settled in 2008 with a deal worth around $65m (£41m) But now they want more…

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