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Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Regulations 2009 (SI 20093131) will bring the new Lugano Convention into force in the UK on 1 January 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 21 2009

The new Lugano Convention enters into force in the European Union and Norway on 1 January 2010

Fabrication of documents

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2010

In Yechiel v Kerry London Limited 2010 EWHC 215 (Comm) the High Court had to decide whether Norwich Union had been notified by Yechiel's insurance brokers, Kerry London, that Yechiel would be removing jewellery valued at £133,600 from a Selfridges safe deposit box for more than 14 days

High court refuses compensation for exaggerated claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 17 2010

In Farid Yeganeh v Zurich Plc and Zurich Insurance Company 2009 Folio 244, the High Court found that Zurich did not have to pay any compensation to Mr Yeganeh as he had breached a condition of his insurance policy by making fraudulent claims for property lost in a house fire

Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy

NY court: insured may recover consequential damages absent insurer bad faith

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 23 2009

On December 15, 2009, New York's Appellate Division for the First Department held that an insured need not allege or prove that its insurer acted in bad faith in order to recover consequential damages stemming from the insurer's breach of the policy

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

Federal court upholds an arbitration panel’s award requiring a cedent to pay its reinsurer’s attorneys’ fees

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2010

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause

Court can deprive a successful defendant of costs following lies at trial

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 21 2009

The Court of Appeal has ruled that it can be within a court's discretion to reduce a successful defendant's costs award by two thirds because of lies told during the trial

High Court rules that any issue covered by a tribunal's terms of reference cannot be adjudicated in a subsequent arbitration

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 4 2010

In LIDL v Just Fitness Ltd 2010 EWHC 39 (Ch) the Court was asked to decide whether an arbitrator had jurisdiction to determine a particular issue in a dispute, which was alleged to have been addressed in a previous arbitration