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High Court restricts common law duty of care where hospitals/ doctors have statutory obligation to discharge from involuntary detention
This case provides some clear guidance on how the statutory obligations on doctors and hospitals to care for mentally ill persons in the ‘least restrictive’ manner relate to, and can limit, a duty of care.
Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more
DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The PRC Supreme People’s Court has issued the provisions on the establishment of intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The opinion in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE sheds a bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts.
A clear understanding of the extent to which US antitrust laws can reach conduct outside the US would be extremely useful, even essential, for global companies.
A prosecutorial assault has been launched on businesses that use outsourcing, franchising or subcontracting.
The Sentencing Council has opened its 14-week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.
One current hot topic ‘good faith’. Can it be implied into contracts? If so, what would that mean in practice?
Health Alert — CMA adopts new policy on referrals; Queensland medical breakthrough; Mental Health Amendment Bill; and more
DLA Piper has released the 17 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Australian Full Federal Court confirms position on the patentability of computer-implemented business methods
The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has handed down its much awaited decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents.
Health Alert — Whyte v Medical Council of NSW; Pisano v Health Solutions; measures in the fight against Ebola; and more
DLA Piper has released the 10 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Court’s refusal to enforce an award on public policy grounds: a step backward for international arbitration in Australia?
A recent judgment prompts some concern that the Australian judiciary may still blur the dichotomy between the powers of the arbitral tribunal and the court.
Health Alert — Health Care Complaints Commission v Marquinez; Biosecurity Bill 2014; and new walk-in centres prove popular
DLA Piper has released the 3 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Sovereign immunity vs commerciality: enforcing a foreign judgment against a nation state in Australia
The recent decision in Firebird illustrates the complex considerations involved in enforcing a foreign judgment against a foreign state under Australian law.
Regional Steel Corp v Liberty Surplus Ins Corp: when are, and are not, damages allegedly resulting from an insured’s work insured ‘property damage’?
Be Global — further changes to Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System; Spain issues first judgment on the calculation of vacation pay; and more download
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an important case on garden leave (Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers).
Accessibility 2.0 — is your company’s website accessible to disabled individuals? Five practical steps toward compliance
Accessibility under the ADA and the Unruh Civil Rights Act includes website access for the visually impaired and others who use assistive technology when accessing the internet.
Health Alert — Vision Eye Institute v Kitchen & Anor; Health Administration Corporation v George D Angus; and more
DLA Piper has released the 27 October 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Law à la Mode — understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive; free zones in the UAE; unregistered design rights; and more
The German editorial team presents the 14th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine brought to you by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group.