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Negligent advisers to indemnify Argos and Homebase in "Toxic Sofa" litigation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 12 2012

In the latest development in the "Toxic Sofa" litigation (see our blogs of 30 March 2010 and 29 April 2010), the High Court has ruled in (1) Argos Ltd (2) Homebase Ltd and Others v Leather Trade House Ltd (Formerly BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd) 2012 EWHC 1348 (QB) that Argos and Homebase are able to recover by way of an indemnity from Leather Trade House the sums they had paid out to victims of a harmful anti-fungal chemical used in their leather sofas

Looking beyond the terms of a judgment

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2010

In a recent case, the Commercial Court has held that an underlying judgment against an insured did not conclusively determine the basis of liability for the purposes of that insured's claim under its product liability insurance

Consumer product safety incident database set to launch March 11, 2011

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 1 2010

In March 2011, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (the "Commission") will launch a publicly accessible database of consumer product incident reports

Good news for "non-severe" toxic sofa victims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 29 2010

Following on from our earlier blog on the High Court ruling that Zurich did not have to pay out for toxic sofa victims on the basis of Land of Leather's subsequent administration and breach of claims control clauses, it seems that more than 1,500 other victims of those toxic sofas have been handed some good news

High Court refuses compensation for "toxic sofa" victims for breach of claims control clause

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2010

The English High Court, in Clare Horwood & Others v Land of Leather (In Administration) & Zurich Insurance PLC & Others 2010 EWHC 546 (Comm), held that Zurich did not have to pay compensation to customers who suffered burns from "toxic sofas" sold by the now-defunct Land of Leather

Recent study sparks concern about asbestos-like health risk from nanotubes found in everyday products

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 2 2008

If recent research is correct, we could all be at risk of developing mesothelioma in the future, and this time asbestos will not be to blame

The English Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay the opposing parties' costs personally

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 21 2008

In the case of Kylie Palmer v Estate of Kevin Palmer (deceased) and others 2008 EWCA Civ 46, the Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a decision forcing Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) to pay the opposing parties' costs personally