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Fort Worth Court of Appeal Reverses Judgment Awarding Bad Faith Damages Against Insurer

Cozen O'Connor

While the November 8, 2018 Court of Appeal of Texas, Fort Worth Division opinion reverses a trial court’s judgment on grounds of legal insufficiency...

Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Signals Immigration Priorities for Federal Agencies

Mintz

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of State (DOS) released their fall 2018 Regulatory Agendas...

Use of 'ticking fee' in Novartis-AveXis transaction

Ropes & Gray LLP

On 6 April 2018 Novartis AG entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AveXis, Inc - a US-based, clinical stage gene therapy company - for...

Private equity funds face increasing risk of False Claims Act liability

Sidley Austin LLP

Evidence is mounting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is willing to pursue private equity funds in False Claims Act cases, particularly ones...

NYC Council Proposes Additional Harassment Training Requirement for "Nightlife Establishments" and Their Employees

Littler Mendelson PC

As previously reported, this year both the State of New York and the City of New York enacted legislation requiring employers to distribute sexual...

Contract variations: a short guide

Travers Smith LLP

Contracts are often amended to take account of changed circumstances. But care is needed to avoid the pitfalls. Think about the rest of the contract...

Fort Worth Court of Appeal Reverses Judgment Awarding Bad Faith Damages Against Insurer

Cozen O'Connor

While the November 8, 2018 Court of Appeal of Texas, Fort Worth Division opinion reverses a trial court’s judgment on grounds of legal insufficiency...

Aviation: manufacturer’s duty to warn of inadequacies in parts supplied

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent Privy Council decision is a reminder to manufacturers of aviation equipment that serious thought should go into whether modifications to...

New Owners Corporations Regulations 2018 - Change is on the horizon

Russell Kennedy

The existing Owners Corporations Regulations 2007 (Vic) will be replaced by the Owners Corporations Regulations 2018 (Vic) ("2018 Regulations") with...

International Briefings

Bär & Karrer

The Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act (DEBA) allows the initiation of debt enforcement proceedings before a court becomes involved. A...

Enactment of New Companies Legal Regime in the DIFC

K&L Gates

On 12 November 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (the “DIFC”) enacted several new laws, which overhaul the legal framework...

New Rules on Prospectus and Key Information Document

Bär & Karrer

On 15 June 2018, the Swiss Parliament adopted the Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FinIA). On 24...

CASA’s Manual of Standards and the commercial use of RPAs

King & Wood Mallesons

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has released an exposure draft of a new Manual of Standards (MOS) under Part 101 of the Civil Aviation...

Zavodny v Couper & QBE 2018 QSC 238

MinterEllison

An application was brought pursuant to rule 223 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) (UCPR) seeking the production and inspection of...

Inquest into the death of Alexander Costello

MinterEllison

Alexander (Alex) Costello died on 9 April 2016 at the age of 37 years old. Alex arrived at the Gunnedah Hospital Emergency Department suffering chest...


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