June 21, 2014
by William Helbling
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on Thursday ruled that a pregnant Frenchwoman was entitled to income support after she stopped working in Britain. The woman, Jessie Saint Prix, entered the UK in 2006 and has worked as teaching assistant and other in school jobs. Saint Prix decided ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's ...[read more]
May 13, 2014
by Max Slater
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Tuesday that people can request that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing must sometimes comply with ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that the Netherlands' "piracy levy" tax added to the purchase price of copying materials such as blank CDs or DVDs does not properly account for the loss to copyright holders resulting from unlawful copies of protected work. The court stated ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday struck down an EU-wide law that stipulates how private data must be collected and stored. The ECJ ruled the collection of traffic and location data via the Data Retention Directive by public electronic service companies "interferes in a particularly ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that gay people who live in African countries where they could be persecuted for their sexuality have grounds for asylum in the EU. The decision came after the Netherlands asked the ECJ for advice regarding three Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An advocate general for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released an advisory opinion Tuesday finding that EU data protection law does not require Google and other Internet search companies to withdraw sensitive data from search indices even when found to be harmful. In November 2009 a Spanish ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Addison Morris
The EU Court of Justice on Thursday upheld the EU's three-year ban on seal products. Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, which recognizes seals as "sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering," and bans all imports containing seal products, took effect in ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that evictions carried out in Spain under harsh property repossession laws violate EU consumer protection laws. According to the ECJ, Spain's laws contravene EU laws because they do not allow national courts to stop evictions taking place due to ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Keith Herting
The EU General Court on Thursday ruled against Poland in an appeal challenging the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) mechanism for distributing free-carbon permits. Poland had claimed that the law was inequitable in its effect as it failed to take into consideration the energy portfolio of each ...[read more]

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