defence costs

defence costs

As defined by the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the legal costs, disbursements and related expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by the insured party with the MDU’s prior written consent or by the MDU on the insured’s behalf, in relation to a claim or reported circumstance in connection with or which arises from the provision of clinical services:
(i) in investigating, defending, settling, or mitigating any claim; or
(ii) in prosecuting any proceedings for indemnity, contribution or recovery.
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One idea the ABI does agree with is a suggestion to allow greater flexibility around cover for defence costs. In some cases introducing a cap, or an excess, could lead to genuine claims being settled more quickly and reducing pressure on premiums.
Making defence costs predictable will help tour operators challenge bogus claims, according to the Government.
Also under the agreement, Horizon has assumed AstraZeneca's right to lead the on-going Paragraph IV litigation for VIMOVO and will assume all patent-related defence costs relating to such litigation, including reimbursement for a specified amount of the cost of counsel retained by POZEN.
And as the legal costs continue to rise, a fundraising event has been organised for Saturday, September 14 offering the Irish community an opportunity to contribute to Aisling's defence costs.
He said: "I intend to make new rules, the Criminal Legal Aid (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2012, in the next few weeks to enable the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission to recover some or all of the costs of legal aid from convicted defendants in the Crown Court, where it appears that defendants have the means to pay for these costs.
In the past year the NTF has investigated the creation of a global insurance scheme for its members to fund defence costs in the most serious cases but it has proved impossible to construct a satisfactory scheme, despite the best efforts of Lycetts, our insurance advisers.
Summary: Defence Secretary Liam Fox is to launch a crackdown on Ministry of Defence costs as projects are Au8.8 billion over budget.
It is believed Assange will use the money he receives for the book to pay his defence costs.
It means the Government wants people who have the means to do so to contribute to their defence costs. Under this scheme up to a quarter may find themselves out-of-pocket.
The figures show pounds 48.4 million was paid out in 2008-9 for hospitals and primary care trusts in the West Midlands pounds 5.3 million on defence costs but pounds 11.6 million on legal fees claimed by patients bringing cases.
The figures show that pounds 48.4 million was paid out in 2008-9 for hospitals and primary care trusts in the West Midlands - pounds 5.3 million on defence costs but pounds 11.6 million on legal fees claimed by patients bringing cases.
Judge Marten Coates also ordered her to pay the pounds 2,132 prosecution costs and all of her own defence costs.

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