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Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co : A Landmark Decision Which Came Amid An Epidemic

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Placebos and fake medicines promising cures emerge whenever society is faced with epidemics. There will be elements in society, who will try to make quick money through offers of magical cures by exploiting the gullible sections in the wake of the inability of established medicinal systems to offer ready remedies to a novel disease. One such attempt by a company during the influenza epidemic in England led to the birth of a landmark decision in contract law and consumer rights : Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co(1892).

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Govt to introduce new legislation over meetings, as firms uncertain about how to comply with COVID-19 rules


New legislation to provide 'legal certainty' on meetings
The Government will introduce new legislation to provide clarity over how meetings are conducted, the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Finance said in a media release on Tuesday (Mar 31). This comes after businesses voiced concern about how they should comply with new COVID-19 rules on gatherings while also acting in accordance with legal provisions governing meetings. Last week, the authorities announced tighter measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19, including limiting gatherings outside school and work to a maximum of 10 people. The regulations came into force last Friday.

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