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U.K. Personal Injury Litigation Analysis by Focusing on Market-Changing Reform in 2017

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2017 -- It has been noted that, in the U.K., total number of personal injury claims recorded during 2016-17 has fallen, but its categorized motor claims have marginally risen by 1.2% in 2016-17. This has affected the U.K. personal injury litigation market to some extent. To study in-depth, Market Research Hub (MRH) has lately added a research titled as "U.K. Personal Injury Litigation 2017" to its vast report repository. It is an in-depth study of the claims landscape of the personal injury market which covers motor, employer's liability, public liability, and clinical negligence. Request Free [...]

NH Legal Perspective: Top 10 best practices to help employers avoid litigation – The Union Leader

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By ELIZABETH A. BAILEYSheehan Phinney August 19. 2017 9:48PM Unfortunately, employment-related litigation has become a cost of doing business. Here are ten best practices that will help an employer operate its business, avoid litigation, or put itself in a better position if the employer is sued. 1. Implement an Effective Employee Handbook: Employee handbooks are excellent communication tools for an employer to convey workplace information and its expectations of employees. A handbook should make clear it is not a contract between the employer and the employee. Handbooks should be provided to employees in a user-friendly format, and periodically reviewed [...]

Litigation Said to Create Surprise Windfall For Deutsche Bank – Bloomberg Big Law Business

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By Eyk Henning and Steven Arons, Bloomberg News Deutsche Bank AG’s legal issues haven’t all been one-way traffic. The German lender, which has posted two consecutive annual losses amid rising misconduct fines, booked a surprise windfall of more than 100 million euros ($117 million) in the first half related to an out-of-court settlement with a former billionaire who had sued the bank’s wealth management unit Sal. Oppenheim, according to people familiar with the matter. The gain, reflecting the release of provisions for the case, contributed to a fourfold jump in Deutsche Bank’s first-half profit to about 1 billion euros. Litigation provided [...]

Ceres Global Ag Provides Update on Scoular Litigation – Markets Insider

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TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Ceres Global Ag Corp. (TSX: CRP) ("Ceres" or the "Corporation") provided an update today on the status of the pending action commenced by The Scoular Company ("Scoular") in the United States District Court of the District of Minnesota in 2014.  In the action, Scoular is seeking injunctive relief and damages relating to Ceres' termination of the proposed joint development and construction of a grain facility at the Corporation's Northgate Commodity Logistics Centre on the grounds of breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment. On August 16, 2017, the Court rendered [...]

Network-1 Announces Settlement of Patent Litigation With Axis Communications

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/EINPresswire.com/ -- NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 16, 2017) - Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTIP) (NYSE American: NTIP) announced today that it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Axis Communications, Inc. and affiliated entities ("Axis") pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930). Axis was one of sixteen (16) original defendants (and affiliated entities) named in the litigation. As part of the settlement, Axis has entered into a Settlement Agreement and non-exclusive License Agreement for the Remote Power Patent. Under [...]

UK Litigation Funder Woodsford Puts $20M Toward Lewis Baach

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London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. on Wednesday announced a $20 million investment deal with litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss—a move that comes less than a month after Woodsford opened its first U.S. outpost in Philadelphia. Describing the deal as a "global portfolio financing facility," Woodsford and Lewis Baach said in a joint statement that the agreement would allow the law firm to use the funding in any jurisdiction. It is meant to go toward matters in which Lewis Baach "is prepared to offer contingency fee arrangements, and where funding is required for the additional litigation expenses, including expert witness [...]

Three Planning Litigation to Stop EE and Vodafone

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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] The upcoming 4G and 5G spectrum auction is posed to be a huge boon for consumers over the coming years, with signal improving in major towns and cities, alongside rural locations. However, not all is well when it comes to the networks bidding to buy the spectrum. In particular, Three have registered their severe dissatisfaction with how the telecoms regulator Ofcom are planning to operate the upcoming auction. After a long war of words, Three have declared that they’re willing to go to court against Ofcom, should the regulator fail to address what Three consider [...]

International legal community’s outrage at plan to hold 2019 World Litigation Forum in Dubai

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-Written by Andrew Harris: The WLF represents a broad spectrum of the most respected names in the field of litigation as well as many others working in the wider legal fields. Among its supporters are international giants Coca Cola, HSBC, UNILEVER and Nokia. The WLF’s decision to hold their 5th annual forum in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has come as an unwelcome surprise to those who consider Dubai to have a discriminatory, immature and abusive legal system which openly operates on a judges discretion rather than a standard legal precedent. Many consider it an unusual choice to [...]

Drug industry faces ‘tidal wave’ of litigation over opioid crisis – Financial Times

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Companies that make or distribute opioid painkillers are facing a “tidal wave” of litigation as US officials seek to raise funds to fight the country's addiction epidemic and punish those they accuse of fuelling the crisis.  The number of government officials launching legal action against drugmakers and wholesalers has soared in the past year in what some lawyers see as a harbinger of a settlement that could echo the more than $200bn extracted from the tobacco industry in 1998.  At least 30 states, cities and counties have either filed lawsuits or are formally recruiting lawyers using a process that tends [...]

Cost of Patent Infringement Litigation Falling Sharply

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By Malathi Nayak, Bloomberg BNA Patent litigation costs declined drastically from 2015 to 2017, as litigants controlled expenses and increasingly skipped courtrooms to challenge a patent’s validity at the Patent and Trademark Office, IP attorneys told Bloomberg BNA. The median overall cost for a patent infringement case with $1 million to $10 million at stake declined 47 percent from 2015 to $1.7 million in 2017, according to the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s “2017 Report of the Economic Survey” obtained by Bloomberg BNA. The annual survey gathers data such as annual incomes and billing rates of IP law practitioners. In [...]