Statutory Duty and Liability

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New regulations relating to the establishment of the statement of natural and technological risks

This article looks at a new form which modifies the information to be provided by the seller or lessor when a Technological Risk Prevention Plan has been established.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

The changing landscape of vicarious liability

This article looks at why it is increasingly difficult for employers to avoid a finding of vicarious liability.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Group liability for data protection failure – A new threat for private equity firms?

With GDPR on the horizon, private equity firms must act to minimise the risk of becoming financially liable for the data protection failings of portfolio companies.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 December 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Rating: 2 people found this useful

Insurance contracts - no need to construe exclusion clauses narrowly

In the case of Crowden and Crowden v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2017] the court provided some clear guidance on how exclusion clauses should be interpreted in an insurance contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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European Parliament calls for tougher environmental liability rules

The proposed changes are likely to be more onerous on businesses, including compulsory environmental liability insurance and broader application of strict liability.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

Pennsylvania Superior Court extends negligent misrepresentation theory of liability to accountants and accounting firms

This article examines the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s recent opinion in Fulton Bank v. Sandquist.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Subrogated claims – some practical tips for pursuing insolvent third parties

A fundamental consideration when embarking on any litigation is whether the defendant will be able to pay. This briefing offers some practical advice.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 18 October 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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Climate change liability? The escape of the salmon

This article uses a recent incident at a fish farm to shine a light on emerging concerns and strategies for limiting legal risk from climate-related damages.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 13 October 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

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Ninth Circuit: defense contractors need not shoulder wartime cleanups alone

This briefing examines the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision in a case that involved a contaminated California aeronautical manufacturing plant.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 10 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

FAA restricts drone operations near ten US landmarks

For the first time, the FAA will restrict UAS flights near ten US Department of Interior (DOI) landmarks. This article examines the reasons why.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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