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Tort Law Reform in the People's Republic of China
The Tort Liability Law ("the Law") of the People's Republic of China (PRC) 2009 takes effect on 1 July 2010. Those doing business in China will need to understand the potential for increased liability and the associated need to expand insurance coverage.
China
8 Jul 2010
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Barker v Corus: Not the End of the Road?
The recent House of Lords’ decision in Barker v Corus, and the subsequent controversy, culminating in a government pledge to legislate around the ruling, has ensured that asbestos is once again a major concern for the UK insurance/ reinsurance industry.
UK
8 Aug 2006
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Product Recall: A Costly Business
The recent recall of Cadbury chocolate bars after a salmonella scare illustrates the difficulties in dealing with a potential safety problem with a product. A product recall can be expensive and a manufacturer may well look to pass that cost on to third parties and their recall or liability insurers if they can. This article examines the general duty on a manufacturer to undertake a recall and discusses whether insurers might have to pick up the tab.
UK
3 Aug 2006
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China: BLG China Aerospace Briefing
A review of business, insurance and legal developments affecting the aerospace sector in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
UK
 
22 Oct 2004
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The Court of Appeal Decision in Pilkington v CGU Insurance (2004)
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Pilkington v CGU Insurance [2004] represents yet a further instance of the judiciary endeavouring to grapple with a products liability wording and, in particular, the notion of what constitutes "damage"
UK
17 Mar 2004
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An Uncertain Future
Inconsistent application of product liability laws in courts across the EU is causing headaches for product manufacturers. Giles Kavanagh of Barlow Lyde &Gilbert outlines the issues.

The European Commission instructed the law firm Lovells to report into the operation of EC Council Directive 85/374 (the Directive) in December 2001. England was the first country to implement the Directive into domestic law in the form of the Co

UK
10 Mar 2004
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Product Recall Insurance – an "Airbag" to Soften the Impact
Product recalls are not isolated events. Recalls range from lawnmowers; to bacteria infected fruit juices, to pharmaceutical products and to children's toys that can cause suffocation. Even the Reader's Digest was forced to recall 600,000 of its magazine because it published a dangerously faulty recipe! 
UK
10 Mar 2004
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