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Second Circuit Affirms FSIA Tort Exception in Claim Against Namibia, Using New York State Law To Define the Tortious Behavior

USAA Casualty Ins. Co. v. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia, Dkt. No. 10-4892-cv (2d Cir. 2012), involves an appeal from an order we posted on in 2010 (see our discussion here). In the district court, Namibia...more

New System to Prevent Construction Site Trench & Soil Collapses

Geotechnical engineers at Loughborough University in England are working on a new way to prevent catastrophic soil collapses on construction sites as well as landslides that occur naturally but without warning. The sound...more

Chinese Drywall Claims Resulting in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Beginning in 2004, drywall manufactured in China was imported to the United States and installed primarily in the walls of houses in the South. The drywall was used in many homes and buildings in New Orleans during the...more

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