Monthly Archives: August 2011

So, just how much do you earn, anyway?

Lawyers deposing experts often delve into matters pertaining to the witnesses’ compensation. Indeed, FRCP 26(a)(2)(B)(vi) contemplates that an expert’s report must contain "a statement of the compensation to be paid for the study and testimony in the case". However, at

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England and Wales move one step closer to introducing contingency fees

On 29 March 2011, following a period of consultation, the government announced that the civil cost reforms proposed by Lord Justice Jackson in his January 2010 report will be implemented in full. In his report, which followed a year-long review

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Limitation Periods for Property Damage Losses in Canada

What is a Limitation Period? All legal proceedings, including subrogated recovery actions, must be commenced within a certain period of time set out by legislation. The time period in which an action can be brought is called a limitation period.

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Reading the Riot Act: Period for lodging claims with the Police for losses caused by the London riots extended to 42 days

“London Riots” “Riot Act” “statutory recovery” “David Cameron announcement” “Subro Round Up” “Kathryn Arogundade”

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Honeywell Thermostats Recalled

 On July 28, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Honeywell International Inc. collectively issued a voluntary recall of 77,000 Honeywell baseboard and fan heater thermostats sold between January 2000 and December 2007. There have been 16 reported incidents

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Failure To Warn: Read The Fine Print

When someone is injured or property is destroyed because a manufacturer did not warn about known dangers you may think your case is a slam dunk. But before you start your victory dance, make sure you can prove that the warning

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