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Mirror publisher loses appeal to protect confidential sources in phone-hacking litigation

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The publisher of the Mirror titles and the Sunday People has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to ensure confidential sources are protected in the disclosure of call records as part of phone-hacking litigation. Mirror Group Newspapers applied to the High Court in March last year to amend the “early disclosure” regime, which means it must provide phone-hacking claimants with call data in relation to them and four nominated friends or family members, known as associates. Mr Justice Mann dismissed the case, saying the regime was “very important to the just and proportionate disposal of cases” and that the [...]

Mirror publisher loses appeal to protect confidential sources in phone-hacking litigation – Press Ga…

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The publisher of the Mirror titles and the Sunday People has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to ensure confidential sources are protected in the disclosure of call records as part of phone-hacking litigation. Mirror Group Newspapers applied to the High Court in March last year to amend the “early disclosure” regime, which means it must provide phone-hacking claimants with call data in relation to them and four nominated friends or family members, known as associates. Mr Justice Mann dismissed the case, saying the regime was “very important to the just and proportionate disposal of cases” and that the [...]

Court backs recoverability of agency fees in PI claims – Law Gazette

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The court has ruled in favour of claimants in a battle over medical agency fees that affects thousands of low-value personal injury cases. Ruling in Beardmore v Lancashire CC in Liverpool County Court earlier this month, Judge Graham Wood QC rejected the defendant’s attack on the recoverability of agency fees charged for obtaining medical records in employers’ and public liability cases that have exited the portal process and fall under CPR 45.29I. The dispute arose from a straightforward tripping claim that settled for £3,500 after leaving the portal. The defendant agreed to pay the relevant fixed legal costs and the [...]

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce – Mediate.com

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Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases. Many people wrongly assume that the only way to resolve a high-conflict case is to go to court. Although there may be certain cases that absolutely cannot be settled without court intervention, mediation and collaborative law often present much better avenues for resolving high-conflict divorce issues than litigation. If I did not have firsthand experience in successfully mediating high-conflict cases, I might still believe that difficult divorce cases require a judge to make [...]

The Expert Witness in Investment Litigation – NuWire Investor

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From banks to hedge funds to venture capital firms, the world of investments is large and multifaceted. All investment options come with risks—but if fraud or misrepresentation takes place during the investment process, it can end up in a lawsuit. Common lawsuits include financial advisor malpractice, stockbroker misconduct, and securities fraud. There has been a magnitude of investment litigation in all areas since the collapse of global financial services firm Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Then the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, the firm filed for bankruptcy with $639 billion in assets and $619 billion in debt. In investment [...]

Perspectives From a Litigation Funder: The Case for Sensible Disclosure

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Shutterstock The market for commercial litigation funding has exploded in the United States. Following years of successful funding relationships among law firms, litigants and claimants in more mature funding markets overseas, the U.S. legal market has seen professional litigation funders either import their methods, measures and access to capital to a budding market or otherwise create successful litigation funding shops based here in the United States. Proponents of litigation funding are legion; they laud the investment of capital in the legal market, the increased access to justice and the resolution of disputes based on the merits of the case instead [...]

Why Is CRE Litigation Growing?

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Commercial real estate litigation is on the rise. Law firm Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson has added to its litigation team, welcoming Sean Gaffney as senior counsel. According to Gregory Markow, head of the firm’s litigation practice group, Gaffney’s presence will be especially invaluable as the firm has seen a significant rise in commercial real estate related litigation cases. While there are many events contributing to this trend, Markow says that market uncertainty is among the causes. “There is no single factor; however, we believe that market uncertainty is causing market participants to start to ensure that every last [...]

Litigation privilege under the spotlight in the Court of Appeal – Lexology

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The scope of litigation privilege was recently addressed by the Court of Appeal in WH Holding Limited -v- E20 Stadium LLP [2018] EWHC 2784 (Ch), in a decision which will be of interest to all those involved in the litigation process in this country. The key question before the Court was “whether litigation privilege extends to documents which are concerned with the settlement or avoidance of litigation where the documents neither seek advice or information for the purpose of conducting litigation nor reveal the nature of such advice or information”. This question arose in the context of an underlying dispute [...]

Managing Warranty, Recall, And Litigation Risk For Automotive Suppliers – Consumer Protection – Unit…

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While total vehicle recall campaigns are likely to be less in 2019 compared to prior years, it is likely that the recent trend of elevated numbers of lower volume recall campaigns will continue, including those increasingly involving electrical system components. The increased pace of the introduction of new technologies and software integrated into new vehicles also will create new areas of risk for automotive suppliers in the coming years. As a focus of liability shifts away from human drivers and toward electrical system components and their software, managing warranty and recall risk will be key for suppliers of these components. [...]

Why Is CRE Litigation Growing? – GlobeSt.com

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Commercial real estate litigation is on the rise. Law firm Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson has added to its litigation team, welcoming Sean Gaffney as senior counsel. According to Gregory Markow, head of the firm’s litigation practice group, Gaffney’s presence will be especially invaluable as the firm has seen a significant rise in commercial real estate related litigation cases. While there are many events contributing to this trend, Markow says that market uncertainty is among the causes. “There is no single factor; however, we believe that market uncertainty is causing market participants to start to ensure that every last [...]