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Road Traffic Act: Government declares intention to amend section 152

United Kingdom - July 1 2019 The Government has confirmed that changes to the Road Traffic Act, specifically section 152(2), will come into effect on 1 November 2019. From 1…

Setting clear boundaries: Injury claim blaming defective fencing successfully defended

United Kingdom - June 12 2019 The fence in question was just over one-metre high and certain Sections of it, including where the accident happened, had sharp ‘Roman spearhead’ tops…

Parametric solution for wildfire risk

USA - June 6 2019 Last year saw some of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in California history. With the long-term impacts of the Camp and Woolsley fires still…

Scotland: Negative Discount Rate expected as Damages Bill passes following amendments

United Kingdom - March 20 2019 The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill has now passed, and changes to how the Discount Rate will be calculated and…

Motor Insurance Directive: Advocate General gives opinion on ‘use of vehicles’ and parked vehicles

European Union - March 20 2019 Advocate General Bot of the European Court of Justice recently concluded that a property fire caused by an electrical fault in a stationary vehicle…

OFSI Publish Details of First Fine For Financial Sanctions Breach

United Kingdom - March 18 2019 The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has recently published details of the first monetary penalty it has imposed for breach of…

QOCS in Scotland: Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act

United Kingdom - March 14 2019 The Civil Litigation (Expenses Group) Proceedings (Scotland) Bill, introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 1 June 2017, received Royal Assent on 5…

D&O insurers impacted by climate change disclosure claims in 2019

USA - January 7 2019 Commentators have long speculated whether climate change disclosures may result in claims under D&O policies, but such claims have been slow to…

Europe is waking up to the need for effective class actions

European Union - December 28 2018 One unintended effect of the so-called Dieselgate scandal has been to highlight the lack of effective class action mechanisms in Germany and, indeed…

D&O insurers should prepare for a new wave of class actions against tech companies

USA - December 20 2018 Big technology companies are ending the year on a rocky note with share price volatility and a clear drop in investor confidence. If this decline…