On December 15, the American Civil Liberties Union published an article on Blockchain, with input from famed NSA-leaker Edward Snowden. Mensch responded to the piece on Twitter, suggesting the Snowden's exposures were committed on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mensch continued with these baseless smears, causing WikiLeaks to enter the fray — the organization's official account asked Snowden whether he'd like them to launch legal action on his behalf. Unbowed, Mensch proceeded continued with her slanderous postings. What the hell is espionage against the United States committed on behalf of a homophobic fascist who kills journalists on his birthday? We asked @Snowden and his enabler @ACLU — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) December 16, 2018 @snowden do you want us to sue this serial fabricator? — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 17, 2018 In the … [Read more...] about Mensch Libels Snowden and WikiLeaks as Russian ‘Assets’, Legal Action to Follow?
Several NGOs are considering filing an application to the administrative court of Paris in 2019. However, French law may be more rigid than Anglo-Saxon law, which has already convicted several other states on this matter. EURACTIV France reports. Pakistan, Colombia and the Netherlands have already been convicted in court for their failure to take action in combating climate change. France could run the same risk. Four French NGOs – Greenpeace, France Nature Environnement (FNE), Oxfam and Notre affaire à tous [‘Our common issue’] – took a gamble by initiating a long process intended to challenge the French climate policy. The specifics of the French justice system make the case a difficult one. In France, the administrative court is competent in this area. To date, successful applications have taken the more direct routes of Anglo-Saxon law, where proceedings can be taken to a court of common law. “In Anglo-Saxon countries, there is the notion of … [Read more...] about Legal action by climate justice against French state
A group of NGOs including Greenpeace and Oxfam have launched a lawsuit against the French state accusing it of taking insufficient action to tackle climate change. It comes after similar action was launched by farmers in Germany, and the Dutch government lost a landmark case brought by an environmental rights group on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. "The failure of the state in the fight against climate change reflects a lack of respect in its obligation to protect the environment and the health and security of the population," the NGOs said in a joint statement on Monday. The French government will have two months to respond to the legal action. "We are seeking redress for damages and asking the state to act straight away at all levels," Greenpeace campaigner Laura Monnier said. The NGOs allege that France, where greenhouse gas emissions rose again in 2015, has not met its short-term climate objectives. President Emmanuel Macron, who has attempted to paint himself as a leader in … [Read more...] about NGOs launch legal action against France over climate
Broker TP Icap is taking legal action against trading business Nex Group over claims that it broke the terms of a deal. TP Icap was formed in 2016 when Tullett Prebon took over Icap’s voice broking business. The rest of the company was renamed Nex Group. TP Icap has accused Nex of breaking a warranty that promised the business was not exposed to any significant litigation, according to the Sunday Times. The business told staff they were entitled to incapacity benefits up to the age of 65 if they needed to take more than six months off work due to illness, however the cut off age was actually 55. This meant staff had “actual or potential legal claims”against the business when the takeover deal was signed, and TP Icap has identified workers owed total benefits of £15m, the Sunday Times reported. Nex Group was bought by US derivatives marketplace CME Group last month in a deal worth $5.5bn. The deal, which was first announced in March, dodged an investigation by the … [Read more...] about TP Icap takes legal action over Nex Group deal
0 Have your say Legal action is being considered against the owner of a burger restaurant who sacked staff without pay just weeks before Christmas. Burger, in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge district, closed last Saturday without warning and ten staff were told they had lost their jobs from that evening. Unite the Union said it was considering legal action against owner Evan Wells, who owes workers two weeks’ pay, plus statutory benefits.Some of them had already been transferred from the St Andrews branch of the chain owned by Wells after it shut down in September. The company’s only other branch, in Newcastle, also closed after trading for just a few months earlier this year.Wells, who sold gourmet burgers for around £9 each at Burger, had previously been quoted as planning to expand the business to 30 units across Scotland and the north of England by 2020.Morgan Tooth, spokesman for Unite, said staff had been informed during their shift … [Read more...] about Threat of legal action as Edinburgh burger bar staff sacked