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Harriet Evans

Subjective expectation versus objective intention: when will terms be implied into contracts?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court recently implied a term into a contract for the sale of government global depositary notes by Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in order to make the contract workable.

John DR Craig

If it looks like a farm and acts like a farm... it's a farm: farm worker exemption

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Ontario's Divisional Court recently found that a farm's employees were exempt from the overtime provisions of the Employment Standards Act 2000.

Carsten Vyvers

Calculating carriers' contributory negligence

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a decision which conflicts with the examination sequence typically preferred by the Federal Court of Justice, the Hamburg Higher Regional Court ruled that a carrier's liability had been miscalculated and that that contributory negligence should have been examined before the limitations of liability.

Jaime L M Jones

DOJ defends Medicare Advantage upcoding claims against Sutter

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The US government recently filed a brief in opposition to Sutter Health's motion to dismiss the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) complaint in intervention in a False Claims Act suit alleging that Sutter had knowingly submitted and caused the submission of unsupported diagnosis codes for Medicare Advantage organisation patients in order to inflate Medicare reimbursement.

Helena Tapp Barroso

Processing personal health data for insurance purposes under GDPR

Insurance - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The recently published act to transpose the General Data Protection Regulation into Portuguese law was expected to provide specific grounds for the processing of health data for insurance purposes.

Marie Berard

Clarity over English court's jurisdiction to grant anti-arbitration injunction against foreign-seated arbitrations

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The Court of Appeal has partly upheld, and partly dismissed, an injunction granted by the High Court to restrain an arbitration seated in Lebanon.

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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