Claims negotiator Robert Jones, now a "nappy" man after victory in a sex discrimination case over his employer's refusal to allow him to work part-time so that he could look after his baby daughter at home. Jones, of Longbridge, West Midlands, took his case to the Equal Opportunities Commission after insurance group Groupama UK Services turned down his request to work four days a week so that his wife Iona, a policewoman, could return to work while he looked after their 10-month-old child.
Former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt, who won an estimated $4.5m (£2.8m) in an out of court settlement from the FBI and Los Angeles authorities for prosecutorial misconduct at his murder trial, which led to a 25-year jail sentence. The Vietnam veteran, whose conviction had relied primarily on the evidence of a police informant in 1972, has always claimed that he was framed for the shooting of schoolteacher Caroline Olsen.
Computer anoraks in Brazil where e-justice has been introduced to settle roadside disputes. Using an artificial intelligence program, the laptop judge - who bears no resemblance to Lara Croft - takes into account witness statements and evidence before recommending a verdict.