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2020 began with a continuation of some positive changes within the marine industry. Automation was gathering even more impetus. The IMO’s long-awaited sulphur regulations came into effect on 1 January 2020, the implementation of which passed with fewer problems than had been feared. Then COVID-19 came along and changed everyone’s lives.
Communications and information exchanged between adjusters and in-house counsel for insurance companies present unique challenges for application of the work product protection, and the law is not uniform in this area. This article will explore the factors considered by courts in determining whether such communications and information are protected from disclosure to the insured and/or third-party claimant and the typical disputes that arise in both coverage and bad-faith litigation.
In a recent unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., 244 N.J. 119 (2020), reversed the Appellate Division’s ruling and enforced the parties’ arbitration agreement. In Flanzman, the plaintiff signed an “Arbitration Agreement” in connection with her employment with Jenny Craig, Inc., which provided, in part, that “all claims or controversies arising out of or relating to Employee’s employment, the termination thereof, or otherwise arising between Employee and Company shall, in lieu of a jury or other civil trial, be settled by final and binding arbitration.”
Did you know your company’s privacy obligations may have changed? Privacy laws are continuing to develop in the United States. California is the latest state to pass changes to its privacy legal framework.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.
We attended a variety of virtual sessions over four days of ACRM 2020, including seminars, panel debates and product exhibitions from a diverse range of institutions, clinicians and entrepreneurs.
Kennedys has announced that partners Victoria Clucas and Bill Evans have moved from London to Dubai as part of the firm’s plans to strengthen its capabilities across the Gulf and Middle East region.
Kennedys’ global footprint means we are uniquely placed to review the impact of COVID-19 in the legal casualty market, and on the functioning of court systems in our different jurisdictions.
This year’s American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference was itself an example of technological improvisation, with virtual delegates attending online due to the pandemic. One of the recurring themes of its numerous seminars was the medical necessity for reinvention of traditional rehabilitation models and the involuntary shift of providers towards caretech solutions for reasons of business continuity and infection control.
Opioid addiction has received growing publicity in the US in recent years, with hundreds of thousands affected. Despite regulatory changes the problem remains significant, to the extent that the issue has featured in the 2020 race for the White House.