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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds contractor may recover in quantum meruit where home improvement contract does not satisfy statutory requirements for enforcement

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 25 2014

Homeowners Raymond and Donna Mantia contracted Shafer Electric & Construction (“Shafer”) to build a two-car garage addition onto their house

Common sense contracting - summer 2014

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • USA
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  • July 10 2014

One of the most important risk-shifting devices in a construction contract is the indemnification provision because it protects one party from

Washington Supreme Court permits $1.5m damages claim to proceed against engineering firm under “independent duty doctrine”

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

In a recent decision decided on a narrow 5-to-4 vote, the Washington Supreme Court declined to bar a couple's negligence claims against an

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Colorado Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals' interpretation of Colorado trust fund statute

  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2013

Approximately two and a half years ago, I wrote about a broad interpretation placed on the Colorado trust fund statute by the Colorado Court of

Individual members of LLC personally liable for torts committed in furtherance of the LLC’s business

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 20 2012

In the South Carolina case of 16 Jade Street, LLC v. R. Design Construction Company, the court wrestled with the scope of protection from tort liability provided to individual members of a limited liability company

Contractor’s officers liable for failure to complete punch list

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 20 2012

A cautionary tale about the consequences of disregarding the separateness of a corporate entity is told in the recent case of Christopher v. Sinyard out of Georgia

Pennsylvania Superior Court rejects fraud requirement for UTPCPL catchall liability

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 18 2012

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently departed from a settled line of cases in holding that “misleading conduct,” as opposed to fraud, could support a violation of the catchall provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”