The message for those thinking of pursuing claims against the British government in international tribunals for losses caused by a probable hard or no-deal Brexit is clear: Find out what Toyota and Nissan got and ask for the same. Evidence of government promises added to wholesale changes brought about by Brexit could lead to hefty compensation pay-outs. Brexit could spawn a legal morass and economic disaster in more ways than you think.
If the Apple ruling signifies a small step in the right direction, the Commission's continued support for ISDS proves that there is still a long way to go before the rights of citizens are as respected as the rights of corporations.
The danger of TTIP is that Europe and America will start exporting their significant levels of poverty to each other at a much faster rate than at present - a potentially disastrous chase to the bottom in which poverty increases inexorably as real wages continue to fall.
Today, the EU and US will start the second round of negotiations on what could be the biggest trade deal ever seen. They present us with a stark choice: do we want the rules that govern our society to be decided by government, or by big business?