Monthly Archives: May 2001

(267)  CIGARETTE LIABILITY: THE McTEAR CASE BEGINS

The case of McTear’s Executrix v Imperial Tobacco, in which a deceased smoker’s estate is suing cigarette manufacturers for failure to warn him of the dangers of smoking, began before Lord Nimmo Smith in the Court of Session on 7 … Continue reading

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(266)  NAKED RAMBLER: ADMONISHED, RE-ARRESTED, REMANDED

The trial of the Naked Rambler, Steve Gough (see No 263), was held on 3 October 2003 in Dingwall Sheriff Court.  Wearing only a blanket, he was found guilty of a breach of the peace and admonished.  Later on the … Continue reading

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(265)  LOCKERBIE: SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION CASE

  An application for a review of the conviction of Abdul Baset Al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing (see Nos 96 and 164) was lodged with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission on 23 September 2003.  The application for review is said … Continue reading

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(264)  CROWN APPEAL AGAINST RAPE SENTENCE

  The Crown Office has lodged an appeal against the 5-year sentence imposed on James Taylor (43) from Grangemouth.  Taylor pled guilty to a number of charges, the most serious being a charge of rape (of a baby – see … Continue reading

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