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February 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2017

Four of the eight court cases we report on below in our February 2017 monthly update of IC misclassification cases


UK: WTC aggregation: PONY losses - Simmonds v Gammell
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 4 2016

This is another reinsurance aggregation case arising out of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Centre. It is an appeal from arbitration as to whether


Claimants in London arbitration obtained ex parte district court order pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 compelling discovery from the U.S. affiliates of the respondent in the arbitration.
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 29 2015

Owl Shipping, LLC and Oriole Shipping, LLC (“Petitioners”), the owners of the vessels MV Owl and MV Oriole, entered into time-charter agreements


Arbitrator with serious medical condition alone is not a ground for vacating an award
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., petitioner Vinmar International Limited argued, among other things, that the failure of an


“Yes, I Agree”: With a Click, Uber Drivers Can Waive Right To Bring Class Action Suits
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2016

Recently, in a major win for employers and companies that transact business on the internet, the Ninth Circuit upheld the use of arbitration


Supreme Court rules class arbitration not allowed when agreement is silent
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

On April 27, 2010 the US Supreme Court decided that class arbitration is permissible only when the parties to a contract specifically agree


Is a charterparty a contract for carriage of goods by water?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2011

Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA), BLG’s client, concluded a Gencon-form voyage charterparty with Fednav (disponent owner of the defendant vessel), for the carriage of steel coils from Brazil to the U.S.A. and Canada


Serious irregularity in arbitration
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

In two recent cases, the Commercial Court has looked at the question of serious irregularity under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In both


Marine, trade and energy - Autumn 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 4 2015

London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2015 built on the success of previous years, offering a stellar line-up of events with something of


The “BULK Uruguay” - charterers fail to establish anticipatory breach of contract
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

In the recent case of the "BULK URUGUAY", the Court examined whether anticipatory breach of contract can arise purely on the basis of future