September 21, 2022 |
Some important insurance decisions were handed down over the past month.
We begin in Ohio, where public nuisance claims by state and local governments over opioids and lead paint were on full display. In Acuity, the Ohio Supreme Court found that the opioid suits were not brought “because of bodily injury.” A week earlier, theRead More
September 19, 2022 | |
The New Jersey Division of Taxation recently provided guidance on registration and licensing requirements, Social Equity Excise Fees, and the Sales & Use tax applicable to companies operating in the cannabis industry.
The following provides important takeaways from the Division’s publication.
Registration & Licensing
To operate a cannabis business in New Jersey a company mustRead More
September 15, 2022 |
Drew Baylor is a wildly successful athletic shoe designer for Mercury Sportwear until his world is turned askew when one of the shoes he designed is accused of having a design flaw. Mercury announces a recall; Drew becomes the scapegoat; his boss publicly humiliates him and then unceremoniously fires Drew.
At his darkestRead More
September 14, 2022 |
Michael Kotula and Robert Maloney published the article, “The Value of Risk Transfer Consulting in Real Estate Transactions and Construction Projects,” in the Fall 2022 issue of USLAW Magazine.
The article discusses the nuances of the liability and insurance coverage issues that go along with risk transfers.
Read the full article here.Read More
September 12, 2022 |
For some time, bankruptcy courts wrestled over whether creditors violated the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay provision under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(3) by creditors’ passive retention of a debtor’s property once a debtor files for bankruptcy. Last year, in City of Chicago v. Fulton the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that puts this issue toRead More
September 6, 2022 |
When defendants are sued in state court, one of the first things defense attorneys will usually consider is whether the case is removable, and if so, whether it should be removed.
A recent practice, spurred by case law, has allowed defendants in some jurisdictions to remove to federal court. This is particularly a concern inRead More
September 2, 2022 |
State and local governments have been pursuing “public nuisance” claims against companies responsible in some way for societal problems. We’ve seen cases against manufacturers and distributors of guns, lead paint and opioids. And this theory is being tested in climate change cases against energy companies.
As new legal theories and trends emerge, so do insuranceRead More
September 1, 2022 | |
With the strong support of regulators, including in New York, telemedicine has significantly expanded since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. See, e.g., New York State Department of Health, Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services, available at https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2021/no07_2021-06_covid-19_telehealth.htm; Governor Hochul Announces $3 Million in New Grants to Expand Access to Telehealth acrossRead More
September 1, 2022 |
By now, your college-age kids have decorated their dorm rooms and collected every class syllabus (although whether they’ve read them is a different issue). While you may long for the days when you were an integral part of their daily lives, your job is far from over. You can still protect your kids and yourRead More
August 26, 2022 |
Southern District Holds That Claim For Unjust Enrichment Not Covered Claim For “Property Damage”
The owners of a Manhattan apartment hired Zale Contracting to renovate their apart-ment. After the apartment’s sprinkler system failed, Zale, with the owners’ consent, allegedly repaired the damage caused by the failure and purchased and installed new materials, resulting in additionalRead More
August 22, 2022 |
The Court is undergoing a remarkable, and continuing, makeover. After Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s successor joins the Court, a majority of judges will have taken their seats since June 2021. Indeed, the Court’s most senior member, Judge Jenny Rivera, has not yet even served a full decade on the Court.
Recognizing that the Court hasRead More
August 22, 2022 |
A few years back, we discussed the Montana Supreme Court’s Parker decision, which interpreted an earth movement exclusion in a first-party claim under a homeowner’s policy. There, a boulder dislodged from a hillside and damaged the insured’s house. The issue was whether a tumbling boulder should be considered earth movement. The court said yes. Now,Read More
August 22, 2022 |
More and more officials in states across the country are seeking to assert authority over the ways that social media companies interact with their users, and how they handle posted content. The companies typically have objected to those restraints by asserting, among other things, a First Amendment right to be free of government control. AsRead More
August 18, 2022 |
Fester Addams, a wealthy bachelor, wants nothing more than to find a great love like that between his older brother Gomez and his wife Morticia, but he is too trusting and easily mislead. Following the birth of Gomez and Morticia’s third child, Pubert, they hire a nanny named Debbie. Fester quickly becomesRead More
August 17, 2022 |
Many of Long Island’s residents share a deep love for the area’s dreamy summers. From dense wooded hiking trails to quiet secluded beaches overlooking the Long Island Sound, the area offers residents the perfect environment to enjoy nature and summertime.
In addition to taking advantage of the Island’s coastal areas, many local residents seek respiteRead More
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