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Blaneys Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (MAY 15 - 19, 2017)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2017

Following are the summaries of civil decisions for the week. In Biancaniello v. DMCT LLP, the Court of Appeal reversed the Divisional


Latest Judicial Guidance on Trial of Labor Disputes
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • China
  • January 5 2017

On 30 November 2016, the Supreme People's Court published the "Minutes of the Eighth National Working Conference on the Courts' Trial of Civil and


Same court, different results: when does the limitation period start for an arbitration claim?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 7 2012

When does the limitation period start for an arbitration claim?


Important court decision for no-fault insurers: New York appellate court rejects limitation on State Farm v. Mallela
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2010

We are very pleased to inform you that on November 30, 2010 our firm, together with our cocounsel Bob Stern of Stern & Montana, obtained a very favorable and significant decision for nofault insurers from the Appellate Division, First Department, on an issue of first impression before the New York State appellate courts.


When strong men face weak men, freedom leaves the weak oppressed, but the law liberates them
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • France
  • January 20 2010

French insurance law still reflects this saying by a French clerk who lived in the nineteenth century: French "insured-friendly law" protects the insured (the weak) against the insurer (the strong).


China amends its insurance law
  • Jones Day
  • China
  • August 20 2009

On February 28, 2009, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China adopted the long-awaited amendment to the current insurance law (the "New Insurance Law").


Notice of potential claim does not render prior knowledge exclusion inapplicable
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2009

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has held that notice of an error potentially giving rise to a claim provided by a policyholder before the inception of a lawyer's professional liability policy does not bar applicability of the policy's prior knowledge exclusion.


Fourth Circuit holds that insurer is not obligated to defend security firm in lawsuits alleging torture of Iraqi prisoners by its employees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2009

The insured, a security firm operating in Iraq under contract with the U.S. government, was sued by former Iraqi detainees and their survivors for allegedly torturing prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison and other detention centers in Iraq.