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Louisa-Ann Lange

Airport charges take flight: airlines challenge fee structure

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a recent Federal Administrative Court case – in which the German court referred questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) – Deutsche Lufthansa AG achieved its goal of defending itself effectively against higher airport charges and underlined the possibility of a judicial review to examine the appropriateness of airport charges.

Eliot Henderson

Covertly obtained information cannot be deployed until its legitimacy is resolved

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that where a party has covertly obtained confidential information, any dispute as to the information's confidentiality must be resolved before it can be deployed in civil proceedings.

Mark W Brennan

Eleventh Circuit rejects broad reading of autodialer

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Eleventh Circuit panel recently released a landmark ruling in Glasser v Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC.

Guy Castegnaro

Absenteeism due to depression: is dismissal valid?

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Under certain conditions, frequent absenteeism due to health reasons may constitute a valid reason for dismissal.

Maximilian Guth

Court rules on representative action undertaken by insurance agent on insurer's behalf

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Hamburg Court of Appeal has expressly discarded an earlier obiter dictum, ruling that a representative action (ie, an authority to pursue the claim of another in one's own name) by an insurance agent on behalf of the insurer stops time only if the agent disclosed its authority and the name of the represented insurer when filing the action.

Maciej Durbas

Res iudicata saga continues

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Supreme Court has previously opted for both a broad and a narrow understanding of res iudicata in Polish arbitration law.

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