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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

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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J&J Must Pay $2.1 Billion Talc Award After Appeal Bid Fails

US
Healthcare
Johnson & Johnson to petition SC for review of largest jury award on talc-based baby powder
Johnson & Johnson lost a bid to appeal a $2.1 billion Missouri award to women who claimed its baby powder was laced with asbestos that caused their cancers. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear J&Jís appeal of a 2018 finding by a St. Louis jury, according to court records.

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Google and Facebook to be scrutinized by new U.K. antitrust unit from next year

UK
Competition
New Digital Markets Unit to keep Facebook, Google in check
The U.K. on Friday said a new government unit will work to tackle ongoing concerns about a concentration of power among a small number of tech giants. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce ďa new code to govern the behavior of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook.Ē

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