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Supreme Court upholds state’s right to limit union’s use of non-member fees for political purposes
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2007

On June 14, 2007, the United States Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Washington state law requiring public employee unions to obtain consent from non-members before using their fees for election-related activities in the case of Davenport v. Washington Educational Association, 2007 WL 1703022 (June 14, 2007


Drafting tips for contracting with sovereign parties
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • July 13 2007

The growing participation of States (sovereigns) in the global marketplace means that private parties are increasingly dealing with sovereign counterparts that claim a special legal position under municipal and or international law


YL v Birmingham City Council
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2007

A care home, when providing accommodation and care to a resident pursuant to arrangements made with a local authority, is not performing “functions of a public nature” for the purposes of s6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and is thus in that respect not a “public authority” obliged to act compatibly with Convention rights under s6(1) of that Act


Hybrid public authorities - one door closes...
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

The House of Lords has ruled against extending the reach of the Human Rights Act 1998 to many private providers of 'outsourced' public services


Employee’s right to privacy
  • Cobbetts LLP
  • European Union
  • July 12 2007

The European Court of Human Rights has held that a public sector employer monitoring and saving an employee’s correspondence, via telephone and emails, amounted to a breach of human rights


Court of Appeal finds CSA owes no duty to mother
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

On 19 June the English Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Rowley v Child Support Agency


R (Hurst) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2007

A coroner was not required to give effect to the investigative obligation under Art 2 of the ECHR when holding an inquest into a death which occurred before the Human Rights Act 1998 was implemented on 2 October 2000


R (Al-Skeini) v Secretary of State for Defence extra-territorial scope of HRA 2007 UKHL 26
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2007

The Human Rights Act is capable of applying to acts of a UK public authority performed outside its territory where the victim is within the jurisdiction of the UK for the purposes of Art 1 of the ECHR


Problems for council merger plans
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

In 2006, the then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Ruth Kelly, announced that the government was planning on merging over 50 small local councils into unitary authorities


Official marks: the added hurdle of showing adoption and use
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 25 2007

Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of the Trade-marks Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. T-13, states that "no person shall adopt in connection with a business, as a trade-mark or otherwise, any mark consisting of, or so nearly resembling as to be likely to be mistaken for any badge, crest, emblem or mark adopted and used by any public authority, in Canada, as an official mark for wares or services in respect of which the Registrar has, at the request of the public authority, given public notice of adoption and use."