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Suspending Employee Who Hit Boss With Vehicle Not Retaliation
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

In a rather unusual case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court ruled that the U.S. Postal Service ("Postal Service") did not


New Jersey High Court: insureds entitled to jury trial on bad-faith claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2011

In a case of first impression, New Jersey's highest court has determined that policyholders' bad-faith claims against their insurance company for failure to settle within policy limits are traditional contract claims that give insureds the right to a trial by jury


Postal workers must pay for unlawful strike
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

On Monday, an arbitrator awarded Canada Post Corporation damages of approximately $50,000 for an illegal strike by letter carriers that occurred in 2008, first in Edmonton, then in Grande Prairie, and later in Fort McMurray


Shaw v. Phipps
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • October 20 2010

Administrative Law - Standard of Review of Decisions of the HRTO - Human Rights - Prima Facie Discrimination on the Basis of RaceThe applicant at the Human Rights Tribunal, a black male, was a letter carrier with Canada Post


"Cat's paw" theory does not apply where there is an independent decisionmaker
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

Carla Hill has been an employee of the United States Postal Service in Hazel Crest, Illinois for several years


Appellant's failure to respond to alternative basis to uphold the judgment results in forfeiture
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2010

Kenneth Truhlar was injured while working as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service


Missives in the electronic age just wait for the postman?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2009

At a time where contracts are almost invariably negotiated by email and fax, the recent case of Thomas Park and another for partial recall of an inhibition raises some interesting issues for the conclusion of missives by electronic means in Scotland


No liability for employer for work equipment not within their control
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2009

The claimant was employed by the council as a driver and carer


Work equipment a look behind the curtain
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2008

In last month’s edition of Liability News, we highlighted the significant House of Lords decision of Spencer-Franks v Kellogg Brown and Root Limited and Others (2008) concerning the changes in the way in which courts interpret the Provision and Use of Work equipment Regulations 1998, and in particular what constitutes “work equipment”


French Supreme Court strikes out limitation of liability provision from an it contract where the software publisher has breached a material obligation
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 4 2007

In a recent decision, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court held that the breach of a material obligation in an IT contract resulted in the limitation of liability provisions being unenforceable