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John Lewis has been found not to have infringed the copyright of a children’s author who claimed it had copied one of her designs in its Christmas advertisement. Fay Evans, 49, from Macclesfield, Cheshire claimed the department store had copied parts of her book ‘Fred The Fire-Sneezing Dragon’ in its ‘Excitable Edgar’ Christmas advert which [...]
Firms must act now to prepare for a new consumer duty, a boss at the City regulator has said. Sheldon Mills, executive director of competition and consumers at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), told firms: “You still have time to deliver. But you must act now.” Speaking at an online event hosted by Deloitte marking [...]
In Touch Games has been fined £6.1m for social responsibility and money laundering failings by the Gambling Commission. The gambling firm, which operates 11 websites including bonusboss.co.uk, cashmo.co.uk, drslot.co.uk, jammymonkey.com and slotfactory.com, was charged over not having appropriate policies, procedures and controls in place and not sufficiently considering or implementing the regulator’s money laundering and [...]
Makers of videogame Fortnite have been fined a record $520m (£428m) by the US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The fine is a two part penalty for Epic Games, the video game company behind Fortnite. The company was fined for tricking players into making in-game purchases and for storing children’s data without parental consent. The penalty [...]
Prince Harry has won the right to a judicial review of the decision not to give him automatic police protection when he and his family visit the UK.
Commodity trader Glencore has agreed to pay more than $1bn to US and Brazilian authorities to settle corruption investigations, after indicating it will plea guilty to bribery charges in the UK. Glencore said it will pay a combined sum of $1.06bn to the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and [...]
A 26-year-old man labelled a "fanatical terrorist" has been found guilty of murdering the MP Sir David Amess.
A US court has thrown out convictions of two former Deutsche Bank traders for rigging Libor, a key financial benchmark.
Following Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction, last night, for luring young girls to massage rooms for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to molest, the family of the British socialite has said they plan to commence the appeal process. The 60-year-old, who was labelled “dangerous” by the prosecution during her three-week trial, helped entice vulnerable teenagers to Epstein’s various [...]
People self-isolating with Covid in England can now end their quarantine three days early as long as they receive two negative test results, the health secretary has announced. Under previous rules, people had to self-isolate for a full 10 days if they were infected with Covid-19. Now they can curtail that period by producing negative [...]
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