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Scott D Stein

Court corrects ruling requiring laboratories to verify medical necessity independently

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

Clinical laboratories are in a difficult position: although laboratory tests must be medically necessary to be reimbursable by federal healthcare programmes, laboratories often do not directly engage with patients in a way that would permit them to assess medical necessity.

Peggy Sharon

Is groundwater flooding a foreseen event in a construction policy?

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

In a recent Supreme Court case, the insurer argued that it had been known that groundwater existed at a construction site before work commenced.

Elena Riga

Court finds that unjustified absence of members invalidates collective body and its decisions

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

A recent administrative court case examined an allegation that an Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) committee established to determine staff promotions had been invalidly constituted.

David Davies

Tax loss transactions denied

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The Tax Court recently decided a new case under the general anti-avoidance rule in Section 245 of the Income Tax Act, holding that the rule applies to restrict losses in an attempted non-acquisition of control transaction.

Stefanie Orator-Saghy

New government energy programme

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The new government recently presented its government programme, which sets out its framework and indicates the legislative projects that it intends to implement over the coming five years.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court declines to assess litigation funding arrangement in patent infringement case

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The plaintiff in a patent infringement action against Pfizer recently brought a motion seeking approval of a litigation funding agreement (LFA) with a third party, as required by the terms of the agreement.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey