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Insurer of a party to on-going proceedings cannot be joined

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 8 2014

The High Court of Justice did not accept the application to join into proceedings a defendant's insurer. Had the application been successful, the

Higher fines expected in the UK for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences thanks to new sentencing guidelines

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2014

Although sentencing guidelines currently exist in relation to corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences resulting in a death, there are

Consultation begins on sentencing guidelines for food safety and hygiene offences

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2014

In an era where price fixing and anti-competitive practices attract fines measured in billions, the disparity associated with sentencing for safety

Food information for UK consumers allergen information to represent a business opportunity?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2014

We have blogged previously on the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (the “EU FIC”), which will apply in the UK from 13 December 2014

Product regulation & liability

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 14 2014

The recent Court of Appeal case of Webster v Liddington is a useful reminder to all suppliers of the risks involved if they pass on product

Jurisdiction and applicable law in product liability cases an overview

  • RPC
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 15 2014

In an increasingly global market, cross-border and jurisdictional issues arise in product liability cases on a frequent basis. Two recent decisions

Hufford v Samsung Electronics (2014)

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 6 2014

In 2007 the Claimant purchased a Samsung fridge freezer (the "Appliance"). On 1 January 2010 the Claimant arrived back to his house and discovered

Alcohol, entertainment and food review UK licensing without hiccups

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2014

Personal licence renewals will they or won’t they? Amendment of mandatory conditions DPS responsible for application of age verification

Limitation for negligence claims: Interface Europe Limited v Premier Hank Dyers Limited and Airedale 2014 EWHC 2610 (QB)

  • 1 Chancery Lane
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2014

The claimant, Interface, was a manufacturersupplier of carpet tiles. Interface's client, a Swiss bank, wanted carpet of a particular shade of grey

Clinicians held liable for statements in manufacturers' brochures

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 11 2014

A recent Court of Appeal case serves as a useful reminder to suppliers of the risks involved if they pass on product information provided by a third