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US Employers Face Greater Exposure as Workers' Rights Seem Certain to Grow

Gary Siniscalco - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Michael Delikat - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

A VOLATILE LANDSCAPEThe landscape for US employment and labour law remains more volatile and contentious than that of any other major industrialised country.

Employment Law in Australia: Recent Cases

Drew Pearson - Freehills

Russell Allen - Freehills

The end of the employment relationship often raises a number of issues regarding obligations of both the employer and employee. Recent developments in case law in Australia have raised interesting issues surrounding the employment relationship, and later we deal with issues relating to fixed term contracts and the ownership of inventions.

Firing White-Collar Employees in Belgium

Chris Engels - Claeys & Engels

This article deals with the dismissal of white-collar employees hired for an indefinite period. While most foreign companies are rightly convinced that Belgian dismissal law is very protective of the employees, it should be stressed that Belgian law allows an employer a very high degree of flexibility in removing individuals from their posts.

Preemption and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine

Harvey L Kaplan

Jon A Strongman - Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Pharmaceutical litigation in the United States is constantly evolving as plaintiffs' lawyers seek to create new avenues of recovery, state and federal governments adopt legislation that affects the legal playing field, and new court decisions usher in changes in the law.

The Wolf at the Door

Libby Hannan - Lovells

Rod Freeman

As product manufacturers face an increasingly litigious environment in Europe, questions of "access to justice" naturally come to the fore of the public policy agenda in this area.

The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Project Financing

Richard Drummond - Legal adviser, office of the general counsel, Export Credits Guarantee Department, UK

Most European governments have set up an export credit agency as a government entity to promote, facilitate and support the exports of goods and services.

Developments in English Patent Law

Trevor Cook - Bird & Bird LLP

Life is rarely dull in the English courts that get to hear patent litigation, but the first half of 2008 has already proved eventful for them.

Insurance and Reinsurance Issues Resulting from Subprime Claims

John F McCarrick

Maurice Pesso

Vincent J Vitkowsky - Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

Eighteen months after the first lawsuits relating to subprime mortgage lending were filed, the claims frequency from subprime claims has already passed the number of lawsuits filed during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s.

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