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Chris Whitehouse

Prevention principle – can parties sue for breach of contract occasioned by their own breach?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a recent High Court case, the defendants successfully resisted summary judgment for breach of contract on the basis of the prevention principle, which excuses a breach of contract where the other party's actions caused it.

Katie Lee

Federal Court issues two interlocutory decisions in Section 8 pregabalin case

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued two decisions relating to Pharmascience's claim for Section 8 damages under the pre-amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations for its pregabalin product (Pfizer's Lyrica).

Michael Burd

Judges are workers protected by whistleblowing law

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Supreme Court recently ruled that judges are workers under whistleblowing legislation and are thus protected from being treated badly for making a protected disclosure.

Matthew Nolan

Transpacific Steel secures trade court win for security tariffs on steel from Turkey

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Court of International Trade recently denied the Trump administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an importer challenging the government's use of a Cold War-era trade law to double national security tariffs on steel imports from Turkey.

Abigail Smith

Amgen not precluded from litigating same patent under amended PMNOC regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed Pfizer's appeal of its failed motion to dismiss Amgen's action regarding an infringing patent under Section 6 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations.

Michael Lips

Environmental responsibility of Swiss-based companies and related popular initiative

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

In 2016 the so-called 'Responsible Business Initiative' was submitted to the Swiss Federal Chancellery.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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