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Cover for collapsed crane excluded by a contractor’s equipment exclusion (US)

A New York Court of Appeals rejected a claim for collapse of a tower crane during Hurricane Sandy because the policy had an exclusion for ‘contracted tools, machinery, plant and equipment’. It rejected the insured’s submission that the crane was covered as a ‘temporary structure’. Readers will remember the traumatic images of the boom of … Continue reading

Constitutional Court restores in duplum rule

The Constitutional Court has restored the law on the running of interest on outstanding debts – reversing the SCA’s 1997 decision that the institution of legal proceedings suspends the operation of the in duplum rule. The revised legal position applies to all debtors, except those whose court cases have been finalised with no possibility of … Continue reading