Category Archives: Cases

A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Cases

Another year has passed, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a look at the various interesting disability cases that have been issued during that time. This year they are collected in the Medley.
In this booklet I have summarized a couple …

Subrogation in South Africa: There’s No Difference Between a Farthing and a Rand

As Lord Mansfield ruled in one of the oldest English authorities on subrogation, payment of the loss by an insurer to its insured does not affect the liability of the wrongdoer. He set forth the basic principle as follows:
“Every day the insurer …

Human Rights at Home: Illinois Poverty Commission Releases Plan to Cut Extreme Poverty in Half by 2015

On December 9, 2010, the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty released its plan entitled “Building a Pathway to Dignity & Work." This ambitious plan includes concrete steps, laid out in chronological stages, to cut extreme p…

NY OGC Opinion on Agent Website Advertising

The NY Office of General Counsel issued an opinion recently that addresses a question about website advertising.  While the question and answer were pretty narrowly drawn, it is always helpful to get some additional insight into how the various in…

Battling Bartenders Highlight Holiday Safety

Local law enforcement handed out citations – of merit – to area bartenders today for concocting alcohol-free drinks in honor of designated drivers.     Los Angeles-based mixologists squared off in the Battle of the Barte…

Bartenders Battle To Raise DUI Awareness

Battling bartenders will descend on a downtown Los Angeles hot spot today to promote responsible holiday hospitality by competing to create the best alcohol-free mocktail. Hosted by the Insurance Information Network of California® and L.A. LIVE, th…

Insurance Commissioner Removes Four Companies from List of Companies Doing Business with Iran

By Randall Doctor and Timothy J. Moroney
As we have previously reported in this blog, the CDI issued a broadly-drafted Data Call on July 9, 2009, to all insurers admitted in California seeking information on their investments in or related to Iran…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Dukes v. Wal-Mart Petition on Scope of Class Actions

By Sandra I. Weishart
On December 6, 2010, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. Dukes, no. 10-277, agreeing to hear Wal-Mart’s appeal of a California district court’s order certifying a class alleging sex disc…

In England and Wales, How Much Longer Will Experts be Immune?

As in the United States, experts in England and Wales often play a fundamental role in litigation. Their opinions influence whether a case is brought, case strategy and settlement decisions. Experts currently have limited immunity for claims of profess…

London’s Burning–Call a Subro Lawyer

Since 1401, English common law has treated fire damage caused by an escape of fire as being actionable by an adjoining owner without proof of fault. This liability was based on custom and on the special duty imposed on house holders to keep their fires…