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ASA allows Ecotricity’s “greenest in Britain” claims

The green energy firm Ecotricity can claim to be Britain’s greenest energy company after a complaint made by Tesla in respect of various claims on the Ecotricity website was not upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Ecotricity had included a number of claims on its website including “Britain’s Greenest Energy” and “The electricity we …   Read more

Former Sun editor convicted after publishing Adam Johnson victim photograph

The former editor of the Sun, David Dinsmore, has been convicted of breaching the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act after the paper inadvertently identified the teenage victim of the footballer Adam Johnson. The paper published an article headlined “Soccer ace and girl he bedded” containing a photograph of the girl with Johnson, taken from her Facebook …   Read more

When are employers liable for the wrongful acts of their employees? Mohamud v Morrison Supermarkets plc

The Supreme Court has considered the test for holding an employer vicariously liable for the wrongdoing of an employee (in this case, an assault carried out by an employee on a customer). Mr Mohamud visited a petrol station operated by Morrison Supermarkets and asked an employee, Mr Khan, if it was possible to print some …   Read more