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Arbitration clause covers disputes about future claims

United Kingdom - October 14 2009 In Secretary of State for Transport v Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd 2009 EWHC 2431, the High Court decided that a dispute over the method of calculation of future payments under a franchise agreement came within the relevant arbitration clause....

M Machua Millett, Helen Clark, Jeanne Kohler.


Law Commission update on insurance contract law reform project

United Kingdom - October 14 2009 In its latest update published today, the Law Commission has confirmed that it intends to publish a final report and draft Bill focused on the reform of consumer insurance law in December 2009....

M Machua Millett, Helen Clark, Jeanne Kohler.


Mesothelioma deaths

United Kingdom - October 14 2009 A new study has revised the projected rate of UK mesothelioma deaths....

M Machua Millett, Helen Clark, Jeanne Kohler.


Contra Proferentem principle applies to ambiguous questions in proposal form

United Kingdom - October 13 2009 The High Court's decision in R&R Development Ltd v AXA Insurance UK Plc 2009 EWHC 2424 (Ch) concerned the issue of whether ambiguous questions in a proposal form for a contract of insurance could be construed by following the Contra Proferentem principle without the need for the court to decide upon the correct interpretation of the questions....

M Machua Millett, Helen Clark, Jeanne Kohler.


AIRROC launches expedited binding arbitration procedure for small claims

USA - October 9 2009 The Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies ("AIRROC") has announced the formal launch of the Dispute Resolution Procedure ("DRP"), an expedited binding arbitration procedure especially designed for small and less-complicated claims....

M Machua Millett, Helen Clark, Jeanne Kohler.