Tag Archives: Liability

Update: Subprime Impact on Professional Liability

Subprime and related credit market losses will impact both the professional liability (E&O) and the directors & officers (D&O ) insurance lines, and underwriters will respond (and some have already) with all the normal moves following catastrophic losses: tighter underwriting, … Continue reading

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Product Liability Risks in the Evolving Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is now fully legal in ten states plus the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in 23 states. Despite growing acceptance among states, cannabis remains illegal federally under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 as a Schedule … Continue reading

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UK Supreme Court clarifies issues on parent company liability in Lungowe v Vedanta

Summary This landmark judgment from the UK Supreme Court means that the claim brought by 1,826 Zambian villagers against UK-based Vedanta and its Zambian subsidiary KCM can proceed to a trial of the substantive issues in the English courts. One … Continue reading

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Ignore Medicare in Liability Settlements at Your Own Peril

April 5, 2019 – Since its passage in 1980, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act has been largely ignored by the personal injury litigation community. But like the person who continues to drive under the influence of alcohol rationalizing they’ve never … Continue reading

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Washington Premises Liability Defendant Bound by Agreement to Accept Responsibility

Washington personal injury cases generally hinge on proving the defendant’s negligence.  A recent case, however, turned on contract law.  In this unusual case, the court had to determine if a defendant was bound by its agreement to accept responsibility for … Continue reading

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