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Alex Salmond's lawyer quits as head of Scottish legal body | UK news

Gordon Jackson was filmed on train talking about Salmond and sexual assault trial

Gordon Jackson QC stepped down from the Faculty of Advocates and faces investigation for professional misconduct.Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian

The lawyer who helped secure Alex Salmond’s acquittal over allegations of sexual assault has quit as the head of Scotland’s advocates body after a furore over remarks he made about Salmond and his accusers.

Exxon plays on virus worries in Baytown contract talks: union official

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas, September 15, 2008.REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)/File PhotoExxon has begun meeting with small groups of union-represented employees after rejecting two contract extension proposals from the union, said Ricky Brooks, president of United Steelworkers union local 13-2001, which represents hourly workers at Baytown.

New York public defenders say unable to reach inmates in federal jails

FILE PHOTO: People are seen exiting the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid“The majority of requests for a telephone consultation result in no response at all,” the Federal Defenders of New York wrote in a letter filed in Brooklyn federal court.

U.S. airlines apply for U.S. payroll help but terms still unclear

FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage American Airlines Group Inc, United Airlines Holdings Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, Southwest Airlines Co, JetBlue Airways Corp and Hawaiian Airlines each said they submitted grant applications, but did not disclose details or terms.

Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail

(Reuters) - Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week’s presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic.FILE PHOTO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.

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Morrisons not liable for massive staff data leak, court rules | Business

UK supreme court says retailer not to blame for actions of employee with grudge

Andrew Skelton posted the personal details of about 100,000 Morrisons staff on the internet.The judge said employers could only be held liable for the actions of employees if they were “closely connected” with their duties at work.

Couple who opposed council vaccinating their child lose appeal | Society

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A couple who tried to prevent the local authority from vaccinating their child, who is in care, have failed to overturn the decision by requiring courts to become routinely involved in such disputes.Earlier this year the couple failed in their initial legal challenge against Tower Hamlets council, which has taken the child, who has not been identified, into care.

Bed Bath sues 1-800-Flowers for trying to renege on deal over COVID-19

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc has asked a judge to hold 1-800-Flowers.FILE PHOTO: The sign outside the Bed Bath & Beyond store is seen in Westminster, Colorado, June 22, 2016 REUTERS/Rick WilkingThe internet retailer of flowers and gift baskets agreed in February to buy the Pmall.

Rikers Island jail officers union sues New York City over coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: An NYC Department of Corrections vehicle drives in the entrance to Rikers Island facility in Queens, in New York, U.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File PhotoNEW YORK (Reuters) - A union representing about 9,000 corrections officers at New York City’s Rikers Island jail sued the city on Thursday, demanding better protections from coronavirus after dozens of infections at the complex.