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Dieter Schwampe

Proximate cause of grounding in bad weather after engine problems and insurers' right to information

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Bremen Court of Appeal recently held that the proximate cause of a vessel's grounding after its main engine had cut out was the bad weather, rather than the engine problem.

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).

Mark M Brennan

California enacts another CCPA – robocall legislation

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed the Consumer Call Protection Act 2019 to address the rise in deceptive robocalls and protect consumers from fraudulent calls.

Joel Stewart

PERM: all about FLAG

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

The Department of Labour has introduced its electronic review officers and launched its new online portal: the Foreign Labour Application Gateway (FLAG).

Marie Behle Pondji

Employee surveillance in GDPR era

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, employers are no longer obliged to notify and receive prior authorisation from the National Commission for Data Protection to undertake surveillance in the context of an employment relationship.

Eleanor Wilson

PMPRB news

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has released its CompassRx 2017/18 Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report and related news release reporting various statistics regarding prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans.

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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