Defense Counsel Journal

This publication provides topical and scholarly writings on the law, including its development and reform and the practice of law in the civil defense and insurance fields.

Articles from Vol. 77, No. 3, July

Antipodean Alignment: Impact of the Proposed Australian Consumer Law
WITH a population of some 21 million people, Australia is a small nation by global standards. However, by relative measures, the Australian economy is well developed and resilient. Out of sight perhaps, but not out of mind. Australia is a member of...
Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Mexico
AS BUSINESS ventures increasingly cross national borders, the impact of comity for cross-border legal determinations has often failed to keep pace. Companies unfamiliar with legal standards for recognition of foreign judgments are often surprised to...
Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in México
AS BUSINESS ventures increasingly cross national borders, the impact of comity for cross-border legal determinations has often failed to keep pace. Companies unfamiliar with legal standards for recognition of foreign judgments are often surprised to...
Global Strategies and Techniques for Defending Class Action Trials: Defending the Global Company in Multinational Litigation
CLASS ACTIONS and mass tort claims have been part of the litigation landscape in the United States for many years. While class actions have become the subject of widespread criticism in their country of origin, they have been embraced by some other...
IADC International Law Committee Survey of Electronic Discovery and Data Privacy Law
THE INTRODUCTION of computers and email into the workplace and everyday life has dramatically increased the information available to employers, regulators and litigants. Often this information is confidential or of a personal nature. This puts into...
IADC Tenets of Professionalism
The International Association of Defense Counsel is aware that applicable rules or codes of professional responsibility generally provide only minimum standards of acceptable conduct. Since we aspire to the highest ideals of professionalism, we hereby...
IADC Tenets of Professionalism
The International Association of Defense Counsel is aware that applicable rules or codes of professional responsibility generally provide only minimum standards of acceptable conduct. Since we aspire to the highest ideals of professionalism, we hereby...
Importance of Rule of Law to Civil Society
On May 1, 2010, the Joint Afghan-NATO training mission in Afghanistan celebrated for the first time "Afghanistan Law Day," reinforcing the United States' most recent refrain to Afghani President Hamid Karzai, "without respect for the rule of law, there...
The English Revolution: "Follow the Fortunes" after Lexington V. AGF and Wasa
AS THE SUN was setting over the Thames on July 30, 2009, the last official day that the House of Lords served as Britain's highest court, (1) the Lords delivered their Opinions in the matter of Lexington Insurance Company v. AGF Insurance Limited and...
The Introduction of Whistleblower Systems in the European Union
I. Legal Background WHISTLEBLOWER systems are becoming increasingly popular additions to the codes of conduct of United States and European companies. Specifically, companies listed on a United States stock exchange must establish a method for employees...
The Limitations of "Back to Back" as a Concept in Reinsurance in English Law Following Lexington V. AGF (and Lexington V. Wasa)
I. Background WRITING TOWARDS the end of the 18th Century, at a time when reinsurance contracts were prohibited in England by statute, (1) Park J. said "Reassurance, as understood by the law of England, (2) may be said to be a contract which the...