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Litigation expert Stewarts Law sued over lapsed PI claim – Law Gazette

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Top-40 firm Fieldfisher has confirmed it has issued legal proceedings against litigation specialist Stewarts Law over the handling of a personal injury case. Bristol-born lorry driver Michael Howe, now 70, was represented until last year by Stewarts in a claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau following a road traffic accident in France ten years ago. Howe was left paralysed following the crash but has struggled to secure compensation ever since and was told last month by the Court of Appeal that his appeal had been dismissed. By the time of that hearing, Howe was represented by Fieldfisher, who applied for [...]

Litigation Funders Turn to Big Data for an "Unfair Advantage"

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London, United Kingdom, May 6, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Commercial litigation is an expensive, deeply unpredictable, resource-intensive and risky business, so much so that a significant number of companies and individuals shelve the idea of pursuing a claim before even investigating the options.  There is a solution to all of this, however. Third party litigation finance allows you to bring good quality commercial claims at little or even no financial risk, in return for giving up a pre-agreed percentage of the resultant damages or a percentage/multiple of the money loaned. It can be used by claimants who simply cannot fund the [...]

Don’t leave decisions on courts; work to reduce government litigation: Law panel to recommend – Econ…

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NEW DELHI: Bureaucrats will have to shed the 'let the courts decide' attitude and take decisions which help the government reduce its share of cases in courts, the Law Commission is set to recommend. The Commission met here on Friday to finalise the draft National Litigation Policy. The draft is likely to be submitted to the Law Ministry next week. According to the Law Ministry, the central government is a party to 46 per cent of cases pending in courts and is hence one of the biggest litigants, a tag it wants to shed. Over 3.14 crore cases are pending [...]

Cancer patient to stand against Jeremy Corbyn in protest against NHS litigation

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She said: "If I sued, I would be taking away yet more money from the NHS, so making it more likely that a future patient would endure a similar ordeal. "This is the point Corbyn and Labour don't get. "They say they are socialists, yet they're doing nothing about a system which treats the NHS as if it were a manufacturer making faulty products, instead of a provider of a vital social good." She said: "I may be the first parliamentary candidate forced to lie down, rather than stand, for office. "But I'm determined to do something useful with what's left of my life. "I'm taking on Corbyn in his political comfort zone. He talks about shaping the [...]

Commons committee highlights problems with current working of Child Maintenance Service

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Home > News Fees may be deterring pursuit of child maintenance On 2 May 2017 the Commons Work and Pensions Committee published its report on the Child Maintenance Service.  The Committee has found that the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), introduced in 2012, has problems, "as with any new scheme", that need to be addressed, and some with urgency. Transition to the new schemeThe committee recommends that case histories of prolonged under-payment of child maintenance be transferred automatically from the Child Support Agency (CSA) to CMS. In instances where the CSA case included ongoing enforcement action, parents with care should be [...]

Nick Knowles’ ex wife Jessica admits taking divorce inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Marti…

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CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLED Jessica agreed with the concept of remaining "amicable" after spiting up NICK Knowles and his ex wife Jessica took some inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in order to achieve an amicable split. The couple, who have a son Eddie together, called time on their marriage earlier this year after briefly reuniting following Jessica’s battle with cervical cancer. Instagram Nick Knowles and ex wife Jessica took some inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in order to achieve an amicable split Since the split, Nick and Jessica have managed to remain on friendly terms and even spent the May Bank Holiday weekend [...]

Work to reduce govt litigation: Law panel to tell Centre

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Law panel to tell govt to work to reduce govt litigation Bureaucrats will have to shed the 'let the courts decide' attitude and take decisions which help the government reduce its share of cases in courts, the Law Commission is set to recommend.  The Commission met here on Friday to finalise the draft National Litigation Policy. The draft is likely to be submitted to the Law Ministry next week.  According to the Law Ministry, the central government is a party to 46 per cent of cases pending in courts and is hence one of the biggest litigants, a tag it [...]

Court hits pause button on Clean Power Plan litigation

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WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 - The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on litigation over the Clean Power Plan while it considers whether to send the matter back to the Environmental Protection Agency. The court granted the Trump administration’s motion to hold in abeyance the consolidated cases before it, which were the subject of a full day of oral arguments last fall. The court, which had been expected to issue a decision soon, instead suspended proceedings for 60 days and ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs by May 15 on whether to remand the matter to EPA. “We welcome this news from [...]

Man takes dental firm to court over ‘joke shop teeth’ – Manchester Evening News

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A man took a dental firm to court after he claims the veneers he paid nearly £300 for were like 'joke shop teeth'. Sean Porter visited Instasmile in Leigh in July 2016 as he wanted a set of veneers to cover up a baby tooth. At the firm he got a 3D scan of his mouth so a specially made mould could be manufactured. However what he got were veneers, that he says, didn't fit in his mouth. As a result Sean decided to take the company to court to get a refund - and was awarded the £299 price [...]

Pesch: Litigation needed to expose abuse

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Bill Pesch, For PDN 4:07 p.m. ChT April 30, 2017 Pesch(Photo: PDN file photo) As I near the end of my series on family-related laws passed by the 33rd Guam Legislature, I turn my attention to statute that’s received tremendous public attention since its passage in September 2016 — Public Law 33-187. This law removed the statute of limitations for acts of sexual assault and allowed long ago sexual assault victims to sue both the abuser and those institutions that failed to stop the abuse. Since the law passed, more than 50 people have filed lawsuits against the Catholic Church. [...]