Archive for August, 2016

Albert Victor Cardner v University of Exeter [2016] EWCA Civ 790

An asbestosis sufferer was entitled to damages from a former employer who was responsible for 2.3% of his total exposure to asbestos dust; although that was a very small contribution, it was a material contribution to his condition. The appellant former employer had conceded that the 2.3% exposure and contribution to asbestosis was material, but […]

August 28, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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Domestic violence victims can get out of lease, says new law (in Canada)

Consideration was given for the editing and publication of this post. Thanks to a new law in the province of Alberta, victims of domestic violence have some recourse to escape their abusers more easily. Under the Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act, renters can break a lease before full term […]

August 22, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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Should you go to law school?

Consideration was given for the editing and publication of this post. Many young people are drawn to the idea of going to law school, thanks at least in part to television shows like Law & Order and how they depict the legal profession. But is law school right for you? Do you really know what […]

August 22, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co PLC [2016] UKSC 48

Where an insurer had settled a personal injury claim when they suspected fraud by the claimant, they would be entitled to set aside that settlement if they later discovered proof of fraud on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation. It was not necessary to prove that the insurer settled the claim because they believed the claimant’s […]

August 15, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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