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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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Cafe ordered to pay $1,676 after deal with Instagram influencer ends in tears

AUSTRALIA
Social media
Café ordered to pay Instagram influencer A$1,600
Businesses are being advised to draw up iron-clad contracts with Instagram influencers after a Melbourne-based cafe was ordered to pay $1,676 over a social media stoush. In a case of our times, last week the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) heard a dispute between Melbourne-based cafe Legacy and Instagram influencer Chloe Roberts over social media advertising.

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In landmark case, Brazil sues top tobacco firms to recover public health costs

SOUTH AMERICA
Health
Brazil sues British American Tobacco, Philip Morris and subsidiaries in landmark case
Brazil is suing the world’s largest cigarette makers, British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International, in a landmark case aimed at recovering the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years. Health News May 23, 2019 / 2:00 AM / 4 days ago In landmark case, Brazil sues top tobacco firms to recover public health costs 3 Min Read BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil is suing the world’s largest cigarette makers, British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International, in a landmark case aimed at recovering the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years.

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