Opening the mailbox at my Hong Kong apartment block brings the usual array of bills, more bills, flyers and…what appear to be ‘notices’ (usually from my landlord): but as we know from the world of construction law, often it is argued that what is intended to be a ‘notice’ fails to meet up to the strict requirements of the contract.

Problems with drywall imported from China during the ill-fated U.S. housing boom continue to be front and center in the southeastern U.S., as complaints continue to roll in regarding health problems allegedly caused by the tainted wallboard, as well as damage to electrical and plumbing work. Naturally enough, a significant litigation boom has followed, including…

A couple of weeks ago in France my wife and I looked for a new barbecue. The French salesman encouraged us towards the expensive French made barbecue on the basis that the cheaper ones came from “abroad” (another European country), were made by a company he hadn’t heard of and were probably barbecues they couldn’t…