Fire Claims - Can a Customer Rely on Manufacturers’ Representations Regarding Their Products?

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If a consumer purchases a product which fails to do what the manufacturer states that it will, are the manufacturers of the product liable for losses suffered by the buyer if that product is found to be defective? Can a manufacturer’s representations be blindly followed, even after it becomes clear that they are false? Thermolevel probe failure - £20 million fire damage claim.Can a Customer Rely on a Manufacturer’s Product Claims? Thermolevel failure causes fire. [Read More...]

9th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction: Sentenced

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A. Diamond and Son (Timber) Ltd was yesterday sentenced at Antrim Crown Court following its conviction for corporate manslaughter on 17th December 2014. The small family company pleaded guilty to a breach of corporate manslaughter and was fined £75,000 plus £15,832 costs. [Read More...]

Fracking and Insurance Claims

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Although many in the UK Government support the continued development of fracking when it comes to drilling for shale gas, there is still some uncertainty as to how far the controls and requirements will extend when it comes to regulating the industry. With the debate surrounding the issue becoming more intense in recent months, questions must be asked about the implications of fracking in the United Kingdom for insurers? How will underwriters manage the task of assessing risk, when it is possible that potential hazards to human health and property may not yet been identified or confirmed as being linked to the fracking process? [Read More...]

10th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

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Pyranha Mouldings became the tenth company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 following the death of employee Alan Catterall. [Read More...]

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