This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
Salvaging a discarded item from the curb triggers an excessive penalty.
De Minimis Non Curat Lex. Roughly translated from the Latin, it means judges should not bother with trifles. Some small injuries must be accepted as the price of living in society. But there’s a big difference between trivial disputes, which courts may shun, and cases based on government making much ado about nothing.