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India’s online sellers to appeal against competition commission’s Flipkart ruling

The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa MUMBAI (Reuters) – A group representing online sellers in India will appeal against the Competition Commision of India’s (CCI’s) ruling in favour of Walmart-owned Flipkart, the group’s lawyer Chanakya Basa said in a release on Saturday. All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA), which represents more than 3,500 online sellers, had complained that Flipkart was using its dominant position to favour select sellers. The CCI had rejected this argument in November. The…

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Speedboat date death: Jack Shepherd wins right to appeal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Shepherd told police he never asked if Charlotte Brown could swim A man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat crash has won the right to appeal against his conviction, despite being on the run. Jack Shepherd, of Paddington, was jailed for six years in July for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, 24. Shepherd, who was absent from his Old Bailey trial, let Ms Brown, of Clacton, drive his speedboat “at full throttle”. The Court of Appeal confirmed a…

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Uber loses appeal over driver status

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The case centres around former Uber drivers James Farrar (left) and Yaseen Aslam Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed. In 2016 a tribunal ruled drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam were Uber staff and entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage. That ruling has now been upheld by the Court of Appeal. However, Uber pointed out that one of the three judges agreed with its argument. Uber…

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Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A 46-year-old man has won a landmark case in Singapore A gay Singaporean man has won a landmark court case which will allow him to adopt a child he fathered through a surrogate. The man, 46, and his long-term partner carried out the process in the US at a cost of $200,000 (£159,000), as surrogacy is illegal in Singapore. He tried to legally adopt the child but the bid was rejected last year, leaving him with no legal parental rights. Same-sex marriages are not…

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New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Londoners seized the opportunity to poke fun at stereotypes of life in Britain’s capital An appeal by The New York Times asking readers to share experiences of petty crime in London backfired – when it was hijacked by sarcastic Brits. The esteemed US organ had said it wanted to hear about the Metropolitan Police response to “minor property crimes” such as burglary. Instead, it was deluged with thousands of comedy replies on Twitter, including complaints about accidental eye contact on the Tube and badly…

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Michael Barrymore: Police win damages appeal

Image copyright PA Image caption Michael Barrymore was arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock in 2007 Entertainer Michael Barrymore will receive only nominal damages from Essex Police after an unlawful arrest which he claimed had “destroyed his career”. The comedian and TV presenter had hoped for a payout of more than £2.4m from the force in relation to his 2007 wrongful arrest on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock. Essex Police challenged the amount it owed him and has won its appeal.…

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Soccer: CAS rejects Boca appeal to suspend Libertadores final

Soccer Football – Boca Juniors Fans ahead of the Copa Libertadores match between River Plate and Boca Juniors – Eurostars Suites Mirasierra, Madrid, Spain – December 8, 2018 Boca Juniors’ Carlos Tevez and team mates applaud and wave to their fans outside the team hotel REUTERS/Susana Vera BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Boca Juniors’ last-minute attempt to suspend Sunday’s Copa Libertadores final against River Plate was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Saturday, clearing the way for the decisive match to take place in Madrid. Boca filed…

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Terminally-ill Noel Conway loses Supreme Court appeal

Image caption Noel Conway was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 A terminally ill man has lost a legal battle at the UK’s highest court over his right to die. Noel Conway, 68, suffers from motor neurone disease and only has movement in his right hand, head and neck. The former lecturer from Shrewsbury lost a challenge at the Court of Appeal in June after his case was rejected by the High Court. Supreme Court judges rejected his bid to appeal against the ruling, as his chance of success…

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Nicklas Bendtner: Ex-Arsenal striker drops appeal against jail sentence

Nicklas Bendtner (left) with his lawyer Anders Nemeth at a court in Copenhagen earlier this month Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal against a 50-day jail term for assaulting a taxi driver. Bendtner will serve the sentence at his home in Denmark, under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag. The 30-year-old, who plays for Rosenborg in Norway, agreed with the attorney general in Copenhagen to drop his appeal, said lawyer Anders Nemeth. “Even though he disagrees with the verdict, he would rather focus on his club and family,”…

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Police apology over man’s genitalia description in appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Yorkshire Police said its original appeal had “too much detail” Police have apologised for providing “too much detail” in a description of a man who performed a sex act in front of a woman in York. The North Yorkshire force had said it was looking for a “fat, naked man” and described his sexual organs explicitly after the incident on Sunday afternoon. It said the appeal had “caused upset to a number of people”. The details on its website have now been replaced…

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