Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

INTRODUCTION On 4 April 2018, the Malaysian Parliament passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’), which was subsequently granted the Royal Assent by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 27 April 2018. On 4 May 2018, the Bill was then gazetted into law as the Limitation (Amendment) Act 2018, and came into force on 1 September 2019.

Read more: Amendment to Limitation Act 1953: Limitation Period for Latent Damage

There are many inquiries we receive from clients who need to claim pecuniary credits of a determined, overdue and due amount derived from relationships in which at least two States of the European Union are involved.

In these cases, Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 that covers all cross-border civil and commercial matters is applicable except for the following cases:

Read more: European Order for Payment Procedure – Regulation (EC) No. 1896/2006

Author: Emma Butcher

The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”) give commercial agents important rights, and in particular the right to receive compensation or indemnity on termination of the agency agreement.

Read more: Working with Foreign Principals – Am I Protected by the Regulations?

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is one of the most powerful anti-fraud weapons available to the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). It permits treble damages and makes penalties available for each false claim the defendant submitted to a federal payor. The DOJ effectively deployed the FCA against mortgage lenders in the aftermath of the sub-prime lending crisis to obtain, in some cases, billion-dollar settlements.

Read more: The Shift From DOJ Enforcement to Administrative Review for HUD False Claims Act Violations

Yesterday, in a closely-followed case, the Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal brought by the Domino’s pizza chain, which sought to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision that entities selling online must make their websites and apps accessible to people with disabilities. The decision is considered a major win for disability rights advocates, who have been arguing that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to websites, digital platforms, and other non-physical spaces.

Read more: U.S. Supreme Court Clears the way for Visually-Impaired to Sue Over Allegedly Inaccessible...