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“Product Liability“ for Dangerous Advice?

An Austrian tabloid recently published the following remedy to “relieve rheumatic pain” in its Healthy Living column: “Freshly grated horseradish can help to reduce the pain caused by rheumatism. The affected areas are first rubbed with vegetable oil or lard, then the grated horseradish is placed on top and pressed. This can be left on…

UPDATE – ECJ RULES ON ELEVATOR CARTEL

All victims with causally-connected damages can claim damages from cartel infringers In its December, 2019 decision (C-435/18), the ECJ followed the opinion of Advocate General Kokott and held that damages claims against cartelists are not limited to suppliers and customers on the affected market. “Any loss which has a causal connection” can be claimed by…

No Interest in Being Blindsided by An Investigation? Whistleblower Protection?– KNOETZL Contributes Austria Chapter to The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigation

What are the top priorities for Austrian law enforcement authorities? How do allegations of misconduct most often come to light in Austrian companies? What are the key issues when carrying out an internal investigation or facing a dawn raid? And what legal protections are in place for whistleblowers? Ranging from providing news on the domestic…

KNOETZL Helps Professionals Avoid Pitfalls: The Professional Negligence Law Review

As all those who provide professional services – be they architects, lawyers, auditors, doctors or otherwise – are aware, even the most profoundly skilled professionals run the risk that clients may wish to hold them liable for alleged errors. The Professional Negligence Law Review (2nd edition September 2019) in the prestigious The Law Reviews series…