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Product liability risks for online marketplaces – an international comparison of litigation profiles
The number of internet users has increased exponentially over the last 10 years, as has the number of consumers using online platforms to satisfy their shopping needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has further amplified our online culture, contributing towards the ongoing debate as to what extent online marketplaces can be held liable for products sold by third parties.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Prejudgment Interest Act into law on May 28, 2021. The Act amends 735 ILCS 5/2-1303 to provide recovery of 6% prejudgment interest in addition to the 9 % post-judgment interest already permitted. Effective July 1, 2021, the newly added Section (c) mandates that prejudgment interest will accrue on monetary awards (minus punitive damages, sanctions, statutory attorney’s fees, and statutory costs) rendered in personal injury and wrongful death actions at a rate of 6% percent per annum from the date of filing up to five years.
Last year, the Fifth Circuit became the latest circuit court to endorse snap removal, making it the third circuit court in the country to allow the practice.
In this article we compare and contrast asbestos-related injury claims and the potential for future COVID-19 occupational disease claims in both the United Kingdom and United States.
Over the last year, state and federal courts in Texas have faced the recurring question of whether the Eight Corners Rule in Texas should be reworked to allow the consideration of extrinsic evidence in certain, limited situations, and if so, when.
As the first major hurricane to make US landfall since 2005, Hurricane Harvey has impacted a wide segment of the property, construction, and energy (re)insurance market located within the coastal areas of southeast Texas.