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Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Conduct Regulator Further Examining Duty of Care Owed by Firms to Consumers

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published a Feedback Statement to its July 2018 discussion paper, "A duty of care and potential alternative approaches". In the discussion paper, the FCA raised the possibility of...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

European Commission Investigates Anti-Competitive EU Loan Syndication

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A report examining competition within the European syndicated loan market has been published, following a call by the European Commission for an examination of the sector. The report was prepared at the request of the...more

Hogan Lovells

Private equity funds and liability for human rights impacts: the practical implications of the UK Supreme Court's decision in...

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Could private equity funds be liable for human rights breaches by a portfolio company? A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court increases the likelihood of this outcome. This blog looks at the judgment in Vedanta Resources...more

Littler

Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Reskilling & Ethics – Fourth Revolution Board of Director Imperatives & the Chair's Evolving Role

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The Agricultural Revolution resulted in increased labor and land productivity, catapulting population growth and decreasing the agricultural portion of the labor force. What resulted was an urban workforce, paving the way for...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Supreme Court Denies Leave to Appeal Dismissal of Auditor Negligence Claim

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On May 2, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Lavender v Miller Bernstein LLP1. The Supreme Court’s decision marks the end of a 14-year legal battle that has...more

Payne & Fears

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2019

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This month’s key California employment law cases involve reporting time pay and potential liability of payroll companies for wage and hour violations. ...more

White & Case LLP

Supreme Court finds that UK-domiciled parent company may owe duty of care to third parties for the acts of its foreign...

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On 10 April 2019, the Supreme Court in Vedanta Resources Plc v Lungowe, determined that a UK-domiciled parent company may owe a duty of care to third parties affected by operations of its foreign subsidiary....more

Snell & Wilmer

Vacation Rentals: Liability of the Owner for Injury Suffered by the Renter

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With the explosion of the “private” rental business wherein residential property owners rent their house or condo on a short-term basis to third-parties, certain legal issues have arisen with regard to the duties owed by the...more

Dentons

Supreme Court confirms Zambia environmental group claims can proceed against parent company

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The Supreme Court last week handed down its long-awaited judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others [2019] UKSC 20. It confirms the right of Zambian citizens to proceed in the English courts with...more

Wilson Elser

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

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With increased reliance on telemedicine, many physicians question whether the elimination of in-office, face-to-face patient encounters increases their potential medical practice liability risks. Approximately 90% of health...more

White & Case LLP

The EU loan syndication impact assessment is out: more competition scrutiny ahead?

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Setting the scene The long anticipated European Commission (DG COMP) report on "EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets" (see here) has finally been published. The study primarily focuses on the...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

UK’s Proposed “Online Harms” Compliance and Enforcement Regime Will Target Platforms

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UK publishes White Paper with hard-hitting regulatory proposals to tackle online harms. On 8 April 2019, the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published an “Online Harms White Paper”,...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Botched Drug Test Opens Door To SC Worker’s Suit Against Testing Company

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A drug testing company may be liable for negligence if a worker is damaged in employment as a result of a botched test, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. In a unanimous decision, the justices held that a drug...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Commission Guides Employers In How To Avoid Multi-Employer Worksite And “Controlling Employer” Liability

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Since it codified the Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine twenty years ago, OSHA has routinely cited multiple employers at the same worksite for the same violations. ...more

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Duty Of Care Owed To Employee Subjected To Drug Testing

On March 20, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized that a drug testing laboratory owes a duty of care to an employee who is subjected to drug testing in the employment context. In Shaw v. Psychemedics...more

K&L Gates LLP

We Didn't Start the Fire – VCAT Hands Down Decision on the Fire at Lacrosse Tower

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The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) recently handed down its findings into which of the eight respondents were responsible for the damage caused by the fire at the Lacrosse apartment tower, 673-675 La Trobe...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Payroll Company Not Liable Under Third Party Beneficiary Doctrine

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On February 7, 2019, the California Supreme Court determined that an employee cannot sue a payroll company for breach of contract under the third party beneficiary doctrine, and that it is inappropriate to impose a tort duty...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Best Practices For Boards And Individual Directors

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In today’s climate, boards are under increased scrutiny and governance continues to be a key compliance function. As a result, sound governance practices are an important focus for organizations....more

Dentons

Legal Update: Delayed detection of lung cancer – a patient’s suit against a hospital and its doctors

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Key implications of the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 26 February 2019 in the case of Noor Azlin bte Abdul Rahman v Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd and others [2019] SGCA 13 on medical practice and public sector hospital work...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Sox Are ‘Slippery When Wet’: Contractor May be Liable for Injury Caused by Work Installed According to Customer Specifications

An Illinois appellate court recently addressed the scope of negligence liability for a slip and fall injury on a newly installed roof at the Chicago White Sox Stadium. In 2013, a maintenance employee slipped on the roof at...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Drug Testing Laboratories May Be Sued For Negligence In South Carolina

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The South Carolina Supreme Court held that laboratories who perform workplace drug tests on behalf of employers owe a duty of care to the individuals who are tested and may be sued for negligence for failing to properly and...more

Novack and Macey LLP

Board of Managers of Eleventh Street Loftominium Association v. McDonald Hopkins, LLC, 2018 IL App (1st) 172304-U

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The Board of Managers of the Eleventh Street Loftominium Association (“Association”) retained McDonald Hopkins, LLC (“McDonald”) in an action against the developer of its building. That suit was dismissed for want of...more

Blank Rome LLP

The Next Wave of Asbestos Litigation: Examining the Duty of Care in Take-Home/ Secondary Asbestos Exposure Claims

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The Rise of Take-Home or Secondary Exposure Asbestos Claims - Take-home asbestos claims are asserted by or on behalf of individuals who claim an asbestos-related injury arising from exposure to asbestos fibers through...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Mining company not liable for acts of police

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This case deals with several key tortious principles relating to acts of third parties and will be of particular interest to companies in the extractive industries monitoring their exposure to human-rights-related risks. ...more

Field Law

Defence + Indemnity - February 2019: Case Summary: Modisette v. Apple Inc.

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Case Summary: Modisette v. Apple Inc. In the context of a motor vehicle accident where the at-fault driver was distracted by using his cell phone, the claim against Apple Inc. for marketing the cell phone without...more

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