And Finally

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A celebrity chef has won defamation proceedings brought against a food critic who wrote a scathing review of his "bland risotto". Italian chef Carlo Cracco sued Achille Ottaviani, editor of La Cronaca di Verona, over his assessment of the food served at an international wine festival in 2016.

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Our popular "and finally" section, with the most absurd, offbeat, strange or funny legal stories, has kept lawyers entertained over the past year. In this roundup, we share the 10 most popular stories of 2021 – many of them reflecting the strangeness of the time, with a number of stories about

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Berlin's public transport company has introduced cannabis-infused tickets which have a "calming effect" when eaten by passengers. BVG, which operates the U-Bahn, tram, bus and ferry systems in the German capital, said the special tickets are made from edible paper sprinkled with three drops of hemp

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A barrister who claimed his colleagues had targeted him over farts he couldn't stop has lost his lawsuit against the English prosecution service. Tarique Mohammed, who worked for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), told an employment tribunal that he couldn't stop farting because of his heart medic

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A soldier who accepted a marriage proposal while on duty has been arrested. The Nigerian woman, who has not been named, broke the military's code of conduct by "indulging in romance while in uniform", the BBC reports.

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A man who lifted his sleeping ex-girlfriend's eyelids to unlock her phone with facial recognition and steal her money has been jailed. The Chinese man, only identified by his surname Huang, met his ex-girlfriend on the false pretence that they would discuss his repayment of debts from their relation

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UK supermarkets Marks & Spencer and Aldi are embroiled in a legal battle for the second time this year over a bottle of gin with a built-in light. M&S is seeking a High Court injunction against Aldi selling its blackberry and clementine gin liqueur, which it says infringes on the design of i

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A first-year law student has already won his first case after he used his new legal knowledge to successfully sue his landlord. Jack Simm, 19, sued his student accommodation provider in Norwich over the state of the property, which he likened to a "building site".

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Blood donors will be rewarded with Christmas trees under a novel scheme in Poland. The national forestry service's "Christmas Tree for Life" campaign will see anyone who donates blood, platelets or plasma tomorrow given a free fir tree.

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Billionaire celebrity Kim Kardashian West has passed an exam for first-year law students on the fourth attempt. Mrs Kardashian – daughter of famous US attorney Robert Kardashian – announced she had passed the so-called "baby bar" in California.

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A court has ruled that a 39-year-old unemployed woman is not entitled to financial support from her retired father. The woman lives in Rome with her mother, who sought €900 per month in alimony from her husband, who separated from her and moved out of the family home in 2013.

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A judge who admitted burying $100,000 in cash to hide it from the state has offered the defence that he's "from Alabama". Judge Kelvin Jones, a Nashville-based judge who is seeking appointment to the Tennessee Supreme Court, said people from Alabama "keep money in mattresses, Mason jars and other pl

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Saudi Arabia has cracked down on camels artificially enhanced with Botox and other means being submitted to beauty contests. More than 40 camels competing in this year's King Abdulaziz camel festival were disqualified, the largest number ever, The Guardian reports.

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Cannabis taxes have been suspended in San Francisco to help legal dispensaries compete with black market drug dealers. The tax was due to come into force at the start of 2022 but will now be suspended until 31 December 2022 to support cannabis businesses, the San Francisco Examiner reports.

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A man who allegedly presented a fake arm for a Covid-19 vaccination in a bid to get a vaccine passport is facing possible criminal charges. Anti-vaxxer Guido Russo, a 57-year-old dentist in the northern Italian city of Biella, had previously been suspended from work for failing to get vaccinated.

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