Is There a Duty to Renegotiate Contracts in Cases of Hardship?

By | Canadian Appeals Monitor | August 29, 2016

In Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Ltd c Hydro-Québec, 2016 QCCA 1229 (English translation here), the Quebec Court of Appeal seemed to contemplate that there may exist a duty to renegotiate a long-term contract where unforeseen circumstances arise which amount to hardship; however, the Court found the facts of the case did not give rise to such a situation so there could be no obligation to renegotiate the contract at issue.

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Week in Review: Appellate Court Upholds Damages-Based Challenge to Predominance and More

Week in Review: Appellate Court Upholds Damages-Based Challenge to Predominance and More

This week’s recap examines a recent appellate ruling that provides a nice roadmap for arguing a plaintiff’s theory of damages cannot satisfy Rule 23’s predominance requirement, as well as another district court’s efforts to parse out the contours of standing based on statutory violations post-Spokeo.

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More Mach Mining: Court Denies the EEOC’s Motion for Reconsideration of Discovery Order

More Mach Mining: Court Denies the EEOC’s Motion for Reconsideration of Discovery Order

In the remand of the high profile Mach Mining litigation that was before the Supreme Court in 2015, a district court denied the EEOC’s motion for reconsideration of a discovery order pertaining to the scope of the EEOC’s investigation, and denied the EEOC’s motion to amend its complaint to add as defendants seven entities who did not receive actual notice or an opportunity to conciliate.

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U.S. 5th Circuit Affirms That Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s) Are Not Vessels

By | Louisiana Law Blog | August 29, 2016
U.S. 5th Circuit Affirms That Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s) Are Not Vessels

 

Given the significantly better benefits available to an injured worker who qualifies under the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) compared to a state workers’ compensation scheme, attorneys for injured workers are constantly trying to fit their client into the LHWCA to maximize their potential recovery.

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Third Circuit Dismissal Affirmance Based On Economic Loss Doctrine Shows Spokeo Shouldn’t Be Your Only Data Breach Class Action Exit Strategy

By | Technology Law Dispatch | August 29, 2016

While the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), has garnered much attention after being cited by numerous courts as a means to dismiss data privacy class actions, defendants should never count out any potential avenues for exiting such a suit; in Pennsylvania (and in many other states following the same legal principle), the economic loss doctrine can also provide summary relief. 

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