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The dissolution of Parliament will kill several pieces of planned legislation including an Artificial Intelligence bill and the Criminal Justice Bill. ((Photo by Isabel Infantes/Getty Images)

The UK Laws That Will Pass Or Fail As Election Looms

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's decision to call an early general election to be held on July 4 has left several pieces of legislation hanging in the balance during the so-called "wash-up" period before Parliament is formally dissolved, while others have been pushed through. 

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Ex-Soccer Player Loses Early Libel Battle With TV Presenter

Former professional soccer player Joey Barton lost an early legal battle against U.K. television presenter Jeremy Vine on Friday over online posts labeling Vine a "bike nonce" after a London judge ruled that they were accusations of pedophilia.

UK's 2nd CPO Settlement Points To More Scrutiny On Payouts

Britain's competition tribunal scrutinized how the U.K.'s second-ever class action settlement will be handed out to rail passengers before approving the deal, shedding light on what information it will expect to see before signing off on future settlements.

Labour Gov't Could Force Big Tech Into Fraud Repayments

A potential new Labour government means a turning point in tackling financial fraud if it should force big tech companies like Meta and Google to join banks in having to reimburse customers duped into sending fraudsters money, according to lawyers.

Snap July 4 Election Leaves Pension Reform In Disarray

The government's decision to call a snap general election for July 4 has left the U.K.'s pension sector in limbo, experts say, with uncertainty over whether the next administration will continue with an ambitious reform program.

Bayer Loses Bid To Overturn Xarelto Patent Loss

Pharma giant Bayer AG lost its fight against a slew of generic-drug makers to keep its patent over its blockbuster drug Xarelto, when an appeals court ruled Friday that the drug involved no inventive step and should not be given protection.

Ex-Post Office Boss Blames Scandal On Bad Legal Advice

Paula Vennells blamed the advice of her senior lawyers for not becoming aware of the wrongful prosecutions by the Post Office of innocent people based on faulty IT data, as she gave evidence to the inquiry into the scandal Friday.

Tesla Hits Back At InterDigital's Bid To Ax 5G FRAND Case

Tesla told a London court Friday that it is entitled to challenge the terms of licenses for 5G vehicle technology owned and licensed by InterDigital and Avanci LLC, hitting back at the two companies' bid to have its case thrown out.

John Wood Rebuffs £1.5B Takeover Bid Despite Sweetener

Oil and gas engineering consultancy John Wood Group said on Friday it has rejected a third takeover offer of £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) from Sidara after concluding the sweetened bid "significantly undervalues" its business.

Labour Victory Would Bring 'Sea Change' In Employment Law

Victory for the Labour Party on July 4 could bring the most significant shift in employment law in a generation, lawyers said after the prime minister called the general election.

Woman Imprisoned For Laundering From $5B Bitcoin Fraud

A British-Chinese woman was imprisoned for more than six years on Friday at a London court for laundering bitcoin converted from an alleged £5 billion ($6.3 billion) investment fraud.

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