The firm closed its doors earlier this year following a disastrous court hearing. The latest ruling means that the 27 defendants in the copyright cases can claim wasted costs of around £90,000 each (approx $150,000).
The head of ACS:Law, Andrew Crossley, faces an hearing at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal later this year, and could potentially be banned from acting as a lawyer.
jonbryce writes: Swedish prosecutors today dropped the most serious charges against The Pirate Bay after failing to prove that the illegally distributed files had been distributed from The Pirate Bay's website.
This means they have been found not guilty of the more serious charge of assisting copyright infringement, but they are still being tried for the lesser offence of "assisting making available copyrighted content".
Clearly the prosecutor doesn't understand bittorrent technology, and this hasn't helped him in this case.
jonbryce writes: The court of appeal in England has ruled that companies should be granted patents for "complex" software products. In this particular case, Symbian had written something that makes mobile phones run faster.
The court case has received very little attention because of the bank crisis, but it can be appealed to the House of Lords and then the European Court of Justice.
jonbryce writes: "Following Al Gore's announcement eight years ago that he invented the internet, the Guardian reports that John McCain claims to have invented both the Blackberry (made in Canada) and Wi-Fi."