American seamen have three avenues of recovery against a shipowner in respect of injuries sustained on board a ship: maintenance and cure; the Jones Act; a claim of unseaworthiness.

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The facts briefly recap thus. A charterer signed a CoA promising to come up with vast cargoes of Brazilian iron ore that would have netted the shipowner profits of something like $20 million. It didn’t, and in hindsight it was abundantly clear that it it never could have. Ecco Mens Collin Thong Flip-Flop Comfort Casual Brown Leather Sandals Size 8Old Friend Mens Scuff SHEEPSKIN Chestnut/Stony M12-13 BEDROOM SHOES SLIPPERS PETThe contract was subject to a force majeure clause including floods preventing performance. Floods duly materialised; but (as was held both at first instance and on appeal) the charterer couldn’t invoke the clause, since if it had never had any cargoes in the first place the floods hadn’t prevented it doing anything. Nevertheless Teare J New! Men's Craftsman Suede Slipper - Dark Brown 35261 Kenny 35Y Hot Sale Men Sandals Fold Casual Beach Lover Slipper Flats Women Flip FlopsSummer Women Men Rattan Slipper Bamboo Linen Flat Antiskid Home Indoor Sandalsthat even though there was breach the damages were not $20 million, but zilch (or rather nominal). His argument was that, hindsight having shown that the shipowner wouldn’t have had a right to performance even if the cargoes had been there, the value of the lost rights was zero.

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In our view, despite the beguiling advocacy of the Institute’s own Simon Rainey QC, this is sensible and logical. Males LJ hit the nail on the head at [89] when he pithily pointed out that the breach was not inability or unwillingness to supply cargoes, but the simple fact that the cargoes, for whatever reason, were not there. Put that way, everything neatly falls into place. If you don’t perform your contract and can’t point to any excuse, you are liable for substantial damages. End of story.

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Last year we reported on two judicial review challenges to government policy on climate change, one in the Netherlands, the other in the UK.

The Netherlands challenge brought by Urgenda resulted in an order that that the Netherlands State be ordered to achieve a reduction so that the cumulative volume of Netherlands greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced at least by 25%, by the end of 2020, relative to 1990 levels. The Netherlands State appealed against the order and the Dutch Supreme Court heard the case on 24 May 2019 and a judgment is expected over the summer.

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Since then the UK Committee on Climate Change, in line with the findings of the IPCC in October 2018, has recommended a new emissions target for the UK of net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. The previous target was to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 (“the 2050 target”) is at least 80% lower than the 1990 baseline. This week a statutory instrument, the Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019, Forever Collectibles NFL NEW Pittsburgh Steelers Mens Moccasins Slippers1 Pair Handmade Straw Rattan Knitted Slippers Summer Indoor Sandal Size 41was laid amending the Climate Change Act 2008 so that ‘80%’ is replaced by ‘100%’.ISOTONER MEN'S SLIPPERS MEN'S SIZE L 9.5 - 10.5 NEWRJ's Fuzzies Women's Scuff Slipper Chestnut Large.

This is a ‘net’ figure, which allows for the ability to use international carbon credits to offset emissions within an appropriate monitoring, reporting and verification framework. In addition, under s.30(1) of the Act emissions from international aviation and shipping do not count as emissions from sources in the UK. Stylish Mens Fashion Slipper Sandals Wedge Heel Open Toe Summer Shoes BreathableThe Government have said that they will review the ‘net zero’ target within 5 years to check that other countries are following suit, and, if not, reserve the right to revert to the original 80% target.

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