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Continuous-damage insurance claims

Continuous-damage insurance claims

The Supreme Court of California has spoken out on insurers’ liability in cases where “damage” occurs continuously.

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Decades later, who pays occupational disease claims?

Decades later, who pays occupational disease claims?

The vexing question as to when an occupational disease policy is triggered has been answered by the UK Supreme Court – whether or not the decision was fair or not is, however, a moot point.

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Sex, injury and worker’s compensation

Sex, injury and worker’s compensation

If you’ve ever wondered about the ins and outs of worker’s compensation for injuries sustained while away on a business trip, read on. The manner in which the injury in the case of PVYW v Comcare occurred may have raised a few eyebrows – but so did the fact that the case ended up in the Federal Court of Australia.

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Don’t expect fairness from the courts

Don’t expect fairness from the courts

When South African police arrested a group of unarmed robbers, killing one in the process, it was ruled that his nine unarmed accomplices had killed him. They would go to jail as convicted murderers. Clearly something has gone wrong with the rule of law, says PROFESSOR ROBERT VIVIAN.

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