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As Coronavirus Fails To Ease, Interest In ‘Force Majeure’

With the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Hubei province, China, showing no signs of abating any time soon, some companies that buy and sell goods in the Chinese market are taking interest in the legal defense of “force majeure.” The …

Trial Draws To Close of Driver Accused of Killing Boy Scout

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island man “recklessly and selfishly” got behind the wheel of his SUV after pounding vodka on a golf course and plowed into a group of hiking Boy Scouts, killing a 12-year-old, a prosecutor said during …

Royal Caribbean Liability for Volcano Deaths May Turn on ‘Act of God’ Defense

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists …

Viewpoint: Scrutiny Undermines Argument that Cyber Insurance Encourages Ransomware

As the cyber insurance market continues to grow, it’s only natural to discuss its place in the battle against cyber-attacks, including ransomware, which has been a prevalent topic in recent months. Over the last several years, the cyber insurance market …

Travelers Sues NFL Over Ex-Players’ Brain Injury Lawsuits

Several subsidiaries of Travelers Companies Inc sued the National Football League and a host of other insurers, seeking to avoid paying to defend the league against a wave of brain injury-related claims by thousands of former players and their families. …

U.S. Eyes Stronger Cyber Defenses for Small Business

The U.S. government is making it easier for small businesses to beef up defenses against cyber criminals through a free, online tool, the top U.S. communications regulator said Monday. The Small Biz Cyber Planner will allow business owners to create …