Information. The US trial of Florida mother Shirley Egan, 68, who has been charged with the attempted murder of her daughter, Georgette Smith, after she proposed putting Mrs Egan in a nursing home, is set to become the first trial ever to be broadcast over the internet by a court.
Lawyers relying on evidence from video surveillance tapes. Assistant Recorder Anthony Leonard QC ruled at Southwark Crown Court that lip-reading evidence is admissible, allowing lawyers to hire expert witnesses to lip-read from closed-circuit television tapes.
Consumers and competition lawyers, after Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers announced hard-hitting plans to defeat "rip-off Britain" by fining firms found to be price-fixing up to 10 per cent of their annual turnover, in regulations introduced under the Competition Act.