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  • How to Build Your Credit After Divorce July 15, 2018
    Divorce is stressful for everyone, but it's especially so if you've never established an independent credit history. Splitting up can make it difficult for you to get loans or lines of credit on your own. And if you don't close joint accounts, your ex-spouse's actions can affect your credit long after the divorce papers are […]
  • Call for 'urgent legal reform' as clin neg damages soar 50% July 15, 2018
    Clinical negligence litigation fell to its lowest level ever in 2017/18 as NHS Resolution mediated more claims in 12 months than in its entire previous history. But both the agency and the medical defence lobby are calling for urgent reform, after the change to the personal injury discount rate saw damages payouts soar 50% to […]
  • Louise and Jamie Redknapp ‘praised by family court judge for agreement on financial arrangements’ mo… July 15, 2018
    Jamie Redknapp and Louise split last year (Picture: Getty) Louise and Jamie Redknapp announced their split last year, after a 19-year marriage. And a judge has reportedly praised the way the pair have gone about making financial arrangements together, after their divorce was finalised. According to reports, a financial agreement for the Eternal singer, 43, […]
  • A Field Guide to Channelling Injunctions and Litigation Trusts July 15, 2018
    Photo Credit Shutterstock   Mass-tort product liability cases are particularly difficult to resolve because there are few adequate procedural devices to ensure finality through settlement. Parties interested in resolving mass-tort litigation often overlook that channeling injunction protections are not just available to debtors. In many contexts, non-debtors too can benefit from the same channeling injunction […]
  • Employers at Higher Risk of Age-Discrimination Litigation with Changing Worker Demographics July 11, 2018
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  • Business Litigation Report – June 2018 July 11, 2018
    Updated: May 25, 2018: JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com) […]
  • Google and FitBit Collaboration Could Affect Personal Injury Litigation July 11, 2018
    Fitbit Google and Fitbit Inc. announced on April 30 that they are teaming up to leverage the widespread use of wearable technology to improve the quality of health care. According to the official press release, the deal provides Fitbit with access to Google’s Cloud Healthcare API, which will connect user data with a patient’s electronic […]
  • Forum Magazine: Is Litigation Finance Now Getting the Attention of the Legal Industry? June 21, 2018
    Litigation finance has been around for a while, but now it may be getting harder for the legal industry to ignore. The practice generally involves a funding group agreeing to provide capital or assume expenses of a litigation matter in return for a piece of the settlement or award once the case is finished. Proponents […]
  • Wondering How To Survive Divorce? Here’s The Key June 20, 2018
    This is a guest post by Divorce Recovery Coach, Shannon McGorry. McGorry, who personally went through a divorce talks about the moment she figured out how  to survive divorce, and offers that advice to you. So much of this post is in sync with my feelings on how to not only survive divorce, but to […]
  • Unreasonable behaviour: Owens v Owens highlights that divorce law is no longer fit for purpose June 20, 2018
    Offering no defence Over the years, a practice has developed whereby unreasonable behaviour divorce petitions are often drafted citing the minimum detail of behaviour required in order to obtain the divorce. A respondent to an unreasonable divorce petition is entitled, in their acknowledgment, to deny the truth of all of the allegations of unreasonable behaviour […]
  • 3 Tips For Breaking The News About Your Divorce To Your Children June 19, 2018
    Getting a divorce in any situation can be challenging. However, if you and your spouse have children together, especially young children, divorcing can quickly become even more complicated and difficult. To help set the tone for the entire divorce process, you and your spouse are going to want to ensure that you initially break the […]
  • How divorce impacts children June 19, 2018
    At times for couples, marriage misunderstandings can culminate into divorce, forgetting about the welfare of their children. When it comes to divorce, most couples always think first of what each other would either get or lose after the break-up. The hatred and intense dislike for each other overpower their minds to the extent that children […]
  • The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill and the impact on financial planning June 19, 2018
    The Technical team at Prudential explore the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill and the impact on financial planning. The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill passed through its second reading in the House of Lords in January 2017. No date has yet been set for Committee stage but what impact might this Bill have especially in relation to […]
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s Custody Agreement Motivated Exes To Communicate Amid Divorce June 19, 2018
    The new custody agreement in place for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kids has managed to open a line of communication between the exes. After splitting in 2016, the former actors have been struggling to reach a proper custody arrangement. However, a judge’s ruling in their battle has motivated the actress to work with her […]
  • Want to Survive Your Divorce? Try These 5 Things June 19, 2018
    The truth is things will probably get worse before they get better. That’s how divorce goes.   Each week, I get emails from readers going through a divorce. As I read their words, I can feel their pain. Regardless of who initiates it, divorce is painful. If children are involved, it can be exponentially more […]
  • Divorce affects retirement standard of living June 19, 2018
    Splitting the assets in a defined benefit plan also results in loss of wealth for a spouse who would have received more money had the marriage stayed intact until the earner’s retirement,. (Photo: Fotolia) Divorce is a messy, costly business—and it can damage both spouses financially for far longer than the immediate period surrounding their […]
  • 15 Survival Tips For Those Going Through A Divorce June 19, 2018
    From a recently separated reader:  I’m going through a divorce after 21 years of marriage Will I survive this? I felt strong until we sold our house and I actually moved out. I’m sick, sad, and very depressed. I don’t know who I am without him and I don’t know how to be single and […]
  • Texas man shot his estranged wife in the face after she filed for divorce June 19, 2018
    As Kenny Martin hid in the dark shadows of his garage, he could hear his wife Linda talking to a man. He had a gut feeling and his worst fears were realised when he stepped out for a better look. Kenny saw Linda passionately kissing her toyboy lover, Jason Hitt. Unable to control himself, Kenny […]
  • Lord Chief Justice hails potential of big data and AI to reduce litigation and promote settlement June 12, 2018
    Lord Chief Justice hails potential of big data and AI to reduce litigation and promote settlement Burnett: AI transformative technology The Lord Chief Justice has called the ability of computers to use big data to predict outcomes “one of the most exciting developments of the age” and forecast the technology would be used to prevent […]
  • Managing the medical malpractice litigation rush June 12, 2018
    RANDS AND SENSE You will have read of the enormous pressure placed on the public and private healthcare sectors by an ever-increasing number of medical malpractice claims and quantum of awards – or settlements of those claims. The contingent liability of the provincial health departments for medical malpractice claims is astounding, running into billions of […]