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The ‘September 11' attacks and aggregation – more than one event

In the UK decision of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Ltd v Heraldglen Ltd [2013] EWHC 154 (Comm), it was held that the ‘September 11' terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center were two separate events...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 18 November 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Private Health Insurance Administration Council - 13 November 2013 - Industry consultation – Second round...more

In Sourcing and Licensing Agreements Governed by New York Law, Think Twice About a Gross Negligence Carve-out to a Limitation on...

Limitations on liability and disclaimers of damages for breach of contract claims are commonplace in outsourcing, licensing and procurement agreements. These provisions can create contentious negotiations as the parties seek...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 7 October 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Legislation: Commonwealth - 26 September 2013 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 5)...more

Policy’s Forum Selection Clause Found Binding on Assignee of Insured

In Kostelac v. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, 2013 WL 1668245 (11th Cir. Apr. 17, 2013) (unpub.), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the forum non conveniens doctrine to a coverage...more

Coverage for the Thailand Floods: Learning Lessons From Earlier Catastrophes

As the flooding news from Thailand drags on, businesses must look to the lessons that past disasters can teach us - the Sendai earthquake and tsunami last March (the "Sendai Event"), Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and even...more

Broken Supply Chains, Lost Customers, and Property Damage: Insurance as a Resource for Losses Sustained After The 2011 Earthquake...

Nearly three months after the tragic 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the full economic impact of this disaster remains unknown. Thousands of people have been confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions...more

Covering The Ripple Effect: How Insurance Can Help Offset Auto Industry Losses From The Recent Earthquake And Tsunami In Japan

Originally published in Advisen FPN - May 16, 2011. Although the media properly has focused primarily on the human tragedy caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much also has been written about the...more

Disaster and Business Interruption Coverages in the Wake of the Earthquake and Tsunami

The human toll from the catastrophes caused by earthquake and tsunami devastating the east coast of Japan has numbed the world. Obviously, the immediate collective focus must be on aiding the survivors and controlling the...more

California Jones Act Lawyer Advises How Seamen Can Assert Their Rights Under the Jones Act Maritime Law in the United States

Jones Act and Maritime lawyers are few and far between in California despite the hundreds of miles of coastline. For most attorneys the rules governing injured seamen and dock workers are something that has never crossed...more

California and International Celebrity Lawyer On Invasion of Privacy, Defamation, False Light and Misappropriation of Name,...

Today, Celebrity and Workplace Invasions of Privacy are occurring on a daily basis. The right of publicity, the right to control the commercial use of their identity, is constantly infringed. Now individual citizens are also...more

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