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Ninth Circuit Confirms That the Turnover Duty Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Includes a Duty to Inspect by a Vessel Owner
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

Murray v. Southern Route Maritime, SA et al., No. 14-36056 (9th Cir. 2017), relates to an on-the-job injury. The plaintiff, Roger Murray, was


Shop Until the International Shoe Drops: U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over An Out-Of-State Employer
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross PC
  • USA
  • May 31 2017

In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405 (May 30, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Montana Supreme Court decision that had allowed the


The Supreme Court puts a break on civil actions brought following an automobile accident
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • April 5 2017

On March 24, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down an eagerly awaited decision, namely in Godbout v. Pagé. In this case, the victims of two


No liability of the Municipality as the road authority under Article 6:162 or 6:174 Dutch Civil Code in the case of tripping over cables from a market stall
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • November 2 2016

On 7 October 2016, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that the Municipality of Nijmegen, as the road authority, was not liable under Article 6:174 or


Insurance fraud: when settlements can be overturned
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2016

The Supreme Court has set aside a settlement entered into by defendant liability insurers, despite the fact that the insurers had suspected that the


We got next! Injured during a pick-up game, no expert needed; injured during a league game, get an expert.
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

Continuing with a recent theme of people getting injured playing sports and then suing the people who allegedly injured them, we now have Greaves v


A new tort - malicious prosecution of civil proceedings
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2016

On 20 July 2016, a nine member panel of the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Willers v Joyce and Anor (in substitution for and in their


New Jersey Supreme Court Extends Take-Home Exposure Rule
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

Back in 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Olivo v. Owens-Illinois, 186 N.J. 394, 895 A.2d 1143 (2006), that, in proper circumstances, a


“Every Exposure” Theory of Causation Rejected by Georgia Supreme Court
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

The highest court in Georgia recently excluded a standard plaintiff argument that "every exposure" to asbestos causes mesothelioma. In Scapa Dryer


Death or Bodily Injury on Board the Aircraft: A UAE Perspective
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 30 2016

In a court judgment handed down in March 2016 by the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance, Al Tamimi successfully defended an international airline in a