Bao Wow market trader faces legal action over branding

Darlington market trader, Bao Wow, faces legal action over branding by US food giant

Jonathan and Alicia Horsley who run an independent Pan Asian Street food business called Bao Wow at Darlington Market have been threatened with legal action by Wow Bao a US business based in Chicago which supplies over 500 restaurants across America over their choice of name. Wow Bao claim the use of Bao Wow will…

Patrick Reed files $750m defamation suit against Golf Channel pundit

The 2018 Masters champion and US Ryder Cup golfer Patrick Reed has filed a $750m defamation lawsuit against American television network The Golf Channel and its commentator Brandel Chamblee. The lawsuit states that Chamblee and the Golf Channel have been “actively targeting Reed since he was 23 years old, to destroy his reputation, create hate…

Van Morrison challenging decision to hear Robin Swann libel case without a jury

Sir Van Morrison is attempting to challenge a ruling in the Court of Appeal that his defamation action with Health Minister Robin Swann should be heard without a jury. Mr Swann issued defamation proceedings after Sir Van chanted that he was “very dangerous” during a dinner at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June 2021. It came after gigs…

Sculptor of Birmingham's Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Sculptor of Birmingham’s Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Laurence Broderick, the sculptor, who created the bull statue in Birmingham’s Bull Ring, has settled a £5million court dispute with his sons after removing them from his will and leaving everything to the National Trust. He also changed the locks on the family home so no sons could get inside The once close family had…

Boris Johnson launches Coronavirus public inquiry

Boris Johnson has announced the launch of the coronavirus public inquiry, outlining its terms of reference, following the rising threat of legal action against the Government by bereaved families over extensive delays.   The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group threatened to apply for a judicial review on Sunday, over the failure of the Government…

Volkswagen agrees to pay £193million to 91,000 british drivers

Volkswagen agrees to pay £193 million to around 91,000 British drivers

Volkswagen will pay £193 million as part of an out-of-court settlement to around 91,000 British drivers over a diesel emissions scandal where 1.2 million vehicles in Britain were fitted with software that cheated diesel emissions tests designed to limit nitrogen oxide car fumes. The Claimants alleged VW deceived people into buying cars that breached emissions…

Jury in the USA rules against Amber heard in defamation suit brought by Johnny Depp

Jury in the USA rules against Amber heard in defamation suit brought by Johnny Depp

Last week, a jury in the USA ruled against Amber Heard in a defamation suit brought on by Johnny Depp for an article she wrote in The Washington Post about domestic abuse. Depp claimed Heard had defamed him when she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”. The jury awarded Depp damages of a total of…