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KaiRong Law Firm | China | 2 Mar 2022

What compensation can be obtained for death or bodily injury of ship crew members?

Marine accidents that cause death or bodily injury to crew members still occasionally occur due to the dangers inherent in maritime navigation. Questions concerning the compensation that crew members or their statutory close relatives can obtain may arise in the wake of such tragic accidents. This article discusses such issues in the context of claims made under the jurisdiction of the......
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PRO Compliance | USA | 15 Mar 2021

Insurer and client battle over whether policy covers privacy violations

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide whether an insurance provider must cover a company accused of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) – in a case that will affect how the insurance sector handles privacy violations.
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Lenz & Staehelin | Switzerland | 20 Nov 2020

FINMA publishes its Ordinance on Financial Institutions

On November 12, 2020, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority ("FINMA") has published its Ordinance on Financial Institutions ("FinIO-FINMA")…
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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 8 Nov 2019

Outside Business Exclusion Precludes Coverage Under a Professional Liability Policy

Professional liability and other errors and omissions policies are purchased to protect the insured from claims brought against the insured by…
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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 15 May 2019

The scope of an insured’s notification of circumstances: Euro Pools Plc v. Royal and Sun Alliance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808

How should the courts approach the scope of an insured’s notification of circumstances to insurers? What, if any, limit to the scope arises from the…
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MinterEllison | Australia | 18 Apr 2019

Dental Board of Australia v Dr Ho (Review and Regulation) [2019] VCAT 467

On 3 April 2019, the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal found a dentist, Dr Ho, guilty of professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct…
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Matheson | Ireland | 16 Apr 2019

Delay in professional negligence claims

The High Court recently dealt with a professional negligence claim following a retainer by a couple of a chartered engineering firm regarding the construction of their home in 2005. The defendants had brought a strike-out claim for a significant delay in the construction proceedings. On the facts of the case and owing to the fact that the defendant had been a professional person, the case was......
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Madgwicks | Australia | 16 Apr 2019

A $2 million-dollar error: What SMSF professionals can learn from the auditor liability cases

Recent findings highlight SMSF audit risk and provide highly useful, transferable lessons for accountants and lawyers. In brief: The cases of Cam &…
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Wilson Elser | USA | 15 Apr 2019

Is the Doctor In? Medical Malpractice Issues in the Age of Telemedicine

With increased reliance on telemedicine, many physicians question whether the elimination of in-office, face-to-face patient encounters increases…
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1 Chancery Lane | United Kingdom | 18 Mar 2019

Mckenzie friends or foes? Professional liability established for unqualified legal advisers

Ever since the ruling in Freeman v Marshall & Co in 1966, which concerned the liability of surveyors, there has been some uncertainty on the exact…
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