Quite a few private international law case comments were published just before the New Year. We’ll start with Edwin Cheney’s “Communication Breakdown” in the Commercial Litigation Journal (Co. L.J. 2006, 10(Nov/Dec), 9-11). The note:
…examines the Commercial Court judgment in Newsat Holdings Ltd v Zani in which the court considered whether an alleged deceit in the form of a statement made by a defendant located abroad to claimants through their London based lawyers was an act committed within the jurisdiction for the purposes of the CPR Part 6 r.6.20(8)(b). Summarises the characteristics of the tort of deceit and considers earlier authorities on the conflict between the place where a statement is made and where it is received.
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