23 May 2011

#SmilesC Answer 5

  • #SmilesC what has this compound got to do with the law? O=N(=O)C1=CC=C(O1)C=NN2CCOC2(=O)
The compound is called furazolidone ...
... and it was at the centre of the original Norwich Pharmacal court case that led to the Norwich Pharmacal Order.

A Norwich Pharmacal Order is issued by a court against a third party in order to discover evidence of wrongdoing by someone.

For example, if an anonymous blogger made defamatory remarks on their blog about someone, in order to find out who it was the claimant would ask the Court to issue a Norwich Pharmacal Order against the internet service provider that hosted the blog in order to discover the name of the blogger.

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