Tag Archives: Court

Hitler’s birthplace seizure backed by Austrian court

Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the state was right to expropriate Adolf Hitler’s birthplace, which will be remodelled and used by a disabilities charity. Former owner Gerlinde Pommer had appealed against parliament’s vote in December to seize the property. The court said expropriation would help ensure that the building, in Braunau am Inn, did not become a… Read More »

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country’s Supreme Court. Oscar Pérez posted Instagram videos admitting the attack and calling on Venezuelans to rise up against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The officer’s home has been searched as the president put the entire military… Read More »

Facebook Likes Get Man Fined for Libel by Swiss Court

HIGHLIGHTS Swiss court has fined a man for “liking” comments on Facebook By clicking the Like button, the defendant endorsed the unseemly content The court slapped the man with a 4,000-Swiss-franc fine In a landmark ruling, a Swiss court has fined a man for “liking” comments on Facebook accusing an animal rights activist of being a “racist” and… Read More »

WhatsApp User Data: Supreme Court Constitution Bench to Hear Case on Monday

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will from Monday start examining the privacy policy of instant messaging service WhatsApp, which has come under challenge on the ground that it allegedly infringed on the fundamental rights. The crucial matter has been listed before a second constitution bench during the summer vacation. A five-judge constitution bench headed by… Read More »

Facebook Loses Search Warrant Challenge in New York Court

New York state’s highest court on Tuesday rejected Facebook Inc’s challenge to 381 search warrants to uncover suspected widespread Social Security disability fraud by its customers. By a 5-1 vote, the Court of Appeals said it lacked jurisdiction to hear Facebook’s appeal over warrants obtained by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The decision is… Read More »

Beijing High Court Rules in Favour of Facebook in Trademark Case

In a signal that China may soften its stand against the social networking giant Facebook, the Beijing High Court has ruled in favour of the Cupertino-based company, saying that a Chinese company should not have been allowed to register the “face book” trademark back in 2014. The Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory in southern Guangdong province that had… Read More »