Recent Publications - Complex Torts & Product Liability


MilSpecs, Wartime Production, and Ear Plugs: More Government Contractor Defense Observations
July 22, 2021 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski’s article, “MilSpecs, Wartime Production, and Ear Plugs: More Government Contractor Defense Observations” was published in the American Bar Association Mass Torts newsletter. The article reviews how not every military connection or supply is sufficient to invoke the government contractor defense or serve as a basis for federal officer removal. Majkowski states, “These examples …
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Data Breaches and Privacy Challenges: A Pandemic Year in Review
December 23, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As if having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was not enough for law firms and clients, this year has seen a striking number of data breaches, privacy-related lawsuits, and government enforcement proceedings, as well as large settlements of new and older claims. Indeed, on December 8, 2020, in perhaps the ultimate 2020 irony, cybersecurity …
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Richman and Bushwack Publish Article in Mealey’s Elder Law Report
July 21, 2020 | General Liability
David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack published the article, “The Invisible Tort: Preparing For The Defense Of COVID-19 Negligence Claims” in Mealey’s Elder Law Report. It was previously published in Mealey’s Personal Injury Report. The article discusses how lawsuits are likely to be brought up against businesses if someone thinks he or she contracted COVID-19 there. …
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Facing a Flood of BIPA Lawsuits
June 15, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As New York continues the process of reopening and individuals, families, and businesses, as well as the courts, adjust to the “new normal” of living in a world still fighting the coronavirus, internet- and technology-related privacy and security issues are at the top of many lawyers’ and corporate executives’ minds. Certainly privacy and security breach …
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Bushwack and Richman Published in Mealey’s Personal Injury Report
May 27, 2020 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Jacqueline Bushwack and David Richman authored an article in Mealey’s Personal Injury Report, “The Invisible Tort: Preparing For The Defense Of COVID-19 Negligence Claims.” Click here to read the article. …
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Protect Your Videoconference from the ‘Zoombombing’ Epidemic
April 1, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
The New York Times reported that New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to Zoom Video Conferencing, Inc. asking it to address recent challenges to its data privacy and security practices. One security problem that the letter discussed was the infiltration of hackers into the Zoom videoconference platform in a practice referred to …
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Legal Protections for Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 31, 2020 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Health Services
At a time when medical professionals are overwhelmed by the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order expanding resources to healthcare workers. The goal is to meet the treatment demands of coronavirus patients, and most significantly, provide health care providers with protection, in most instances, from lawsuits for medical malpractice and other potential liability. …
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Stimulus Package Includes Bankruptcy Updates
March 30, 2020 | Bankruptcy
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act(CARES Act), signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, contains key changes to the Bankruptcy Code. The CARES Act and the previously enacted Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) will impact consumers and small businesses that have filed, or may be faced with filing, for bankruptcy relief in …
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Majkowski Publishes Article in Spring 2020 USLAW Magazine
March 25, 2020 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski published an article in the Spring 2020 USLAW Magazine entitled, “Not Losing it in Translation Handling Cross-Border Litigation.” Click here to read the article. …
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NYS Offers Forbearance to Borrowers, NYC Allows Penalty Waivers
March 25, 2020 | Banking
On March 21, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.9, which is in effect through April 20, 2020. The order provides financial relief to consumers and businesses with outstanding bank loans. The order modifies subdivision two of Section 29 of the Banking Law to provide that it is an “unsafe and unsound” business practice if …
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