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He's 39 and Unemployed —and Blames Oxford

Court win for Faiz Siddiqui could 'open the floodgates'

(Newser) - Seventeen years later, Faiz Siddiqui is still peeved about a poor grade he got in university—so peeved, in fact, that he's suing his former school for $1.3 million. At the High Court in London on Tuesday, a lawyer described how Siddiqui's dream of becoming an international... More »

Woman 'Caged' by Dad Scores Legal Win in Britain

But it might not mean much, because Amina Al-Jeffery is now in Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - A British judge says a woman who claims to have been effectively imprisoned by her father in Saudi Arabia must be allowed to return to the UK—though he said there's "little or nothing" the High Court can do to ensure that happens. A judge on Wednesday ruled... More »

Man Gets $180 Ticket, Spends 75x That Fighting It

Friends think he's crazy, but Mustafa Al Shakarji says it's about justice

(Newser) - When Mustafa Al Shakarji immigrated with his family to Australia from Iraq in 2002, he found a country far less rife with government and police corruption. So when he got a $180 (in US dollars) speeding ticket he felt was flat out wrong back in March 2012, he decided to... More »

Police Break Up Occupy London

20 arrested in eviction

(Newser) - Occupy London's campsite outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral has been evacuated by police, marking an end to one of the longest-running sites in the Occupy movement. Some 20 people were arrested in the dismantling of the encampment, which began in October, the AP reports. A former church leader... More »

Court Derails British Airways Strike

Ballot authorizing walkout illegal; holiday job action may not proceed

(Newser) - Britain's High Court has granted British Airways an emergency injunction to stop a 12-day strike by its cabin crew over the Christmas and New Year's break. The court today backed BA's claim that the ballot of around 13,000 workers by the Unite labor union was illegal because it included... More »

UK Court Serves Injunction Over Twitter

Conservative blogger uses tweet to notify impersonator of injunction

(Newser) - In a micro-blogging first, the UK’s High Court has ruled that a court order may be served via Tweet. The case concerns an anonymous wag who has been impersonating right-wing blogger Donal Blaney on Twitter, sending out tweets under his name with “mildly objectionable” content, the BBC reports.... More »

Jacko Settles Sheikh Suit

Singer was sued for $7M breach of contract

(Newser) - Michael Jackson settled with the Bahraini prince who sued him for breach of contract, and will not attend court as scheduled today, the Guardian reports. The King of Pop’s appearance at the High Court had been eagerly awaited, bringing back memories of the hundreds who kept vigil outside his... More »

Jackson Will Testify in UK Trial

King of Pop will claim prince's $7M advance was gift

(Newser) - Michael Jackson will appear in a London court next week in a civil trial over his soured partnership with Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah, the Guardian reports. The Sheikh reportedly gave Jackson a $7M advance for several joint business ventures that never came to fruition, including building Jackson his own "oasis... More »

British Judges Not Happy to Ditch Their Wigs

Lawyers, also hirsute by tradition, could be next, though change has foes aplenty

(Newser) - The sun may never set on the British Empire, the saying goes—so bald judges might want to watch out, as some are being forced to give up their customary wigs in October, the Los Angeles Times reports. They're also getting new robes by a designer associated with “funky... More »

Only Italians Can Call It Parmesan

EU's high court rules against German cheese makers

(Newser) - Europe's high court ruled today that only Italians can call their cheese Parmesan, Bloomberg reports. The judges shot down an argument by German cheese-makers that the term is generic. "This is absolutely wonderful news," said the author of an Italian cheese guide. "There is no more risk... More »

Peggy Sue Got...Sued for Libel by Charlie

Nicolas Cage sues former co-star Kathleen Turner over claims in new book

(Newser) - National Treasure star Nicolas Cage is suing siren Kathleen Turner for libel over a passage in her autobiography, "Send Yourself Roses," in which she claims her co-star was drunk and difficult on the set of the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Cage filed the lawsuit in London... More »

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