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Court Rules Insured Has Duty To Read Insurance Policy Sooner Rather Than Later

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

In a recent case involving claims against an insurance broker, Judge Graham Mullen firmly put the burden of reviewing an insurance policy and...

Retirement plans under Tax Reform 2.0: How the Family Savings Act could affect employers

Thompson Coburn LLP

On September 13, 2018, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced and approved a trio of bills, referred to collectively as “Tax Reform 2.0." One...

NC Business Court Weighs In On 'Actual Cash Value'

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

A storm damage claim with only $169.30 in controversy has set the stage for a battle over actual cash value calculations. In a win for insurance...

Have you HIRD? Massachusetts Employers Must File a Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure Form by November 30th

Littler Mendelson PC

New guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires Massachusetts employers with six or more employees to file an annual health...

Eastern District of Michigan Uses TCPA’s Plain Language to Define an ATDS and Grant Summary Judgment to Defendants

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

On October 11, 2018, Judge Gershwin Drain of the Eastern District of Michigan granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment, finding that the...

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...

Price matching rights: more trouble than they're worth?

Travers Smith LLP

Price matching rights were the subject of a recent dispute between Rangers Football Club and Sports Direct. They typically allow an incumbent...

Federal Council adopts ordinances on Gambling Law

MME Legal Tax Compliance

The consultation procedure on the ordinances of the new Money Gaming Act (MGA) has been completed. On 9 November 2018, the Federal Council published...

Apotex not permitted to plead promise-based invalidity grounds in Section 8 lansoprazole action

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed Apotex's motion to plead promise-based invalidity grounds in a Section 8 lansoprazole action...

Court Rules Insured Has Duty To Read Insurance Policy Sooner Rather Than Later

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

In a recent case involving claims against an insurance broker, Judge Graham Mullen firmly put the burden of reviewing an insurance policy and...

10 things to bear in mind regarding arbitral confidentiality

King & Wood Mallesons

One reason for electing for arbitration as a dispute mechanism is often the confidentiality of the proceedings. But what exactly does that mean? Here...

Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin

Gowling WLG

In 2012, M was working as an insurance representative for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. After his contract with Industrial...

Retirement plans under Tax Reform 2.0: How the Family Savings Act could affect employers

Thompson Coburn LLP

On September 13, 2018, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced and approved a trio of bills, referred to collectively as “Tax Reform 2.0." One...

New Zealand Patent Fees to Increase Effective 1 May 2019

Watermark Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand is proposing to significantly increase a number of fees to improve cost recovery. Action taken in the...

NC Business Court Weighs In On 'Actual Cash Value'

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

A storm damage claim with only $169.30 in controversy has set the stage for a battle over actual cash value calculations. In a win for insurance...


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