18. November 2010 12:30
We are pleased to say that a special insurance law edition of our fortnightly rundown of corporations law, Butterworths Corporations Law Bulletin, is now available.
We note the following feature articles:
- "Some impacts of the Australian consumer law on insurance contracts" by John K Morgan, Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson and Senior Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales;
- "What are co-ordinate liabilities for the purposes of contribution?" by Greg Reinhart, Executive Director, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and Editor, Australian Insurance Law Bulletin; and
- "Key developments in insurance law in 2010" by Jane Bochenek, Solicitor and Matthew Foglia, Special Counsel, Wotton + Kearney.
15. November 2010 09:02
Issue 22 of our fortnightly rundown of corporations law, Butterworths Corporations Law Bulletin, is now online.
We note in particular the article by Professor John Carter and Alison Williams of Freehills, "Thinking about the Australian Consumer Law":
As society has changed, governments have recognised the growing need to protect unknowledgeable consumers in what would otherwise be “unbalanced” transactions with commercial entities. The result is that various laws are already in place to provide consumer protection.
So where does the new Australian Consumer Law (ACL) fit into this picture and will it make a positive difference to consumers?
1. November 2010 09:44
The latest issue of our fortnightly rundown of corporations law, Butterworths Corporations Law Bulletin, is now online.
We note in particular the article by David Marcus, Lawyer, "Agreed damages clauses in finance agreements: when will they be deemed unconscionable?", which has some interesting things to say about liquidated damages and the new national consumer credit reforms.
19. October 2010 11:44
The 15 October 2010 issue of BCLB is now online.
We note in particular the article by Chris Kintis of crisp legal, regarding the recent Senate Economics Committee report into the insolvency industry:
The Report clearly calls for significant reform of the regulatory framework under which insolvency practitioners operate. The Committee’s highly critical tone and bi-partisan approach in support of the proposed changes suggests that the industry is likely to come under some close scrutiny, and will have to give serious consideration to the recommendations. The important question now becomes how such reforms will impact the industry in the longer term, and how the industry will react to the sweeping changes proposed.
1. October 2010 13:01
The latest issue of BCLB is now online. We note in particular the article by Corinne Ball, Jones Day, New York, regarding the epic Chrysler bailout:
The government's stated policies were to (i) avoid the economic suffering which would result from the failure of national industrials, (ii) generate jobs through actions directed at creating viable enterprises and, (iii) effect major cultural change to address the failures of the domestic auto industry. Time will tell if all of these objectives have been met. But doubtless millions of jobs were preserved, and economic devastation to communities throughout the North America's Midwest manufacturing belt was avoided.