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A Lawyer’s Error Could Cost $1.5 Billion...

Bloomberg carries a report (A Lawyer’s Error Could Cost $1.5 Billion: Business of Law – Bloomberg, 23 January 2015) that illustrates the potentially severe consequences of alleged professional negligence in a commercial context. 113 more words

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Crossing the blue line: Ex turpi and a police officer's drug use

The rationale and boundaries of the doctrine of ex turpi causa non oritur action are often problematic, and have been the subject of several decisions of appellate courts in the last few years.  2,063 more words

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The Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill

Chris Heaton-Harris, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Daventry, has introduced a Private Member’s Bill into Parliament. Mr Heaton-Harris was successful in the ballot for new bills and presented the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill for its first reading on 24 June 2015. 103 more words

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Does a negligent driver owe a duty to protect an injured cyclist from theft?

The Daily Telegraph carries a new report of a cyclist involved in a road traffic accident, whose bike was stolen while he received treatment for his injuries at the scene. 127 more words

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'Foreseeability plc.'

A judgment as to the ‘reasonableness’ of a position ultimately underpins every decision in tort law. ‘Foreseeability’ is one aspect in which ‘reasonableness’ manifests itself, and the qualified label ‘reasonable foreseeability’ is often applied to justify a particular position from a particular perspective. 141 more words

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True SONA: VP Binay, Kasama ka sa Manhid na Tuwid na Daan

VP Hindi mo ba sila mamimiss?

Para kay Vice president Jejomar Binay, Tunay na ilan sa mga nabanggit mo ay totoo, Salamat din sa mga ilang bagay na iyong binanggit na hindi naman din nabanggit ng Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang SONA. 954 more words