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Saatchi & Saatchi: Advertisers & Legislators

Brother to the nefarious art collector Charles Saatchi, Lord Maurice Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill has received harsh criticism from the House of Lords, which will need to be taken into account before it hits the statute books. The ‘Saatchi’ Bill … Continue reading 

Gifts (not) in Disguise: Inducing Prospective PI Claims

New legislation that seeks to end the compensation culture has been unveiled in response to unabated levels of frivolous and fraudulent claims. Since the term was coined in the early Nineties in response to the litigious nature of the American … Continue reading 

Close but no Cigar: Tobacco Company hit with $23.6bn in Punitive Damages

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker $23.6bn (£13.86bn) in damages against RJ Reynolds – America’s second-largest tobacco company and manufacturer of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes – after he died from lung cancer in 1996. … Continue reading 

‘Compensation Culture’ Blamed for Increase in Military Accident Claims

Joining the army obviously comes with some unique and widely understood dangers. That said, it is a profession and it is reasonable to expect that if there is a chance to safeguard the health and safety of British troops while … Continue reading 

Salford Woman Makes Asbestos Claim

Penny Garner, a woman living in Salford, UK, found out in 2011 that she was suffering from mesothelioma. While this condition can have other causes, the most common, and likely, cause is that her condition was caused by exposure to … Continue reading