Daily Archives: August 2, 2007

Could Banks be liable when identity thieves open new accounts?

Suppose an identity thief takes out a loan in your name with a lender, defaults, and so blemishes your credit record.  Do you have a claim against the lender for opening the account ?  If you could show that the … Continue reading

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Iain Dales Top 20 Political Blogs

In September Harriman House will publish the 2007 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK. It will contain articles on blogging by some of Britain's leading bloggers, together with a directory of UK political blogs, and a series of Top … Continue reading

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Top Lebanon cleric issues fatwa banning honour killings

LEBANON'S top Shi'ite Muslim cleric Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah overnight issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning so-called honour killings as repulsive acts that contradict Islamic law. “Honour killings are a repulsive act banned by Sharia,” said Fadlallah, the spiritual leader … Continue reading

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New Prisons in London and Liverpool

The National Offender Management Service announced today two competitions for the provision of new prisons at Maghull in Liverpool and Belmarsh West in South London. The competitions will result in the award of Private Finance Initiative contracts to design, construct, … Continue reading

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ACPO disagrees with Home Office to extend DNA collection

This move by the ACPO shows a good degree of common sense whilst maintaining the view of the effectiveness of the DNA register for those crimes that warrant such use. The Home Office proposals for extending the taking of DNA … Continue reading

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