October 27, 2023 | |
New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced that prospective applicants have an additional 14 days to submit their applications, extending the deadline for retail applicants with control of an eligible property to November 17, 2023, and all other applicants to December 18, 2023. The announcement clarified that the deadline for the Notice to MunicipalityRead More
October 26, 2023 |
Kenneth A. Novikoff’s Summer issue of the Employment Law Reporter was published in the Employee Relations Law Journal Summer 2023.
This column discusses a number of recent employment discrimination cases and cases involving complaints stemming from non-competition discrimination agreements. All of the decisions analyzed in this column are by New York courts – federal andRead More
October 26, 2023 | |
Here is what we cover in this issue of Title Insurance Update Autumn 2023
- “Deed Theft: Recent New York Developments” explains that New York State prosecutors, and the New York State legislature, have been focusing on the growing problem of deed thefts.
- A trial court in New York has granted summary judgment to a
October 26, 2023 |
Court Finds No Coverage For Stolen Jewelry Based On Conveyance Clause And Unattended Auto Exclusion
The insured, a jewelry business, filed a coverage action against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, which denied coverage to the insured under a policy purchased for the insured’s jewelry. The insured’s complaint alleged that after attending a marketing eventRead More
October 23, 2023 |
Here’s what we discuss in our October Insurance Update.
Illinois: Environmental Suits Alleging Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations Did Not Assert an “Occurrence”
Massachusetts (federal): Insurer May Consider Sums Uninsured Party Would Have Paid Under Joint Defense Agreement When Assessing Costs Reasonably Related to Insured’s Defense
Delaware: Professional Services Exclusion Does Not Apply to FalseRead More
October 16, 2023 |
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in two cases involving government officials who blocked individuals from their social media accounts.
One of the cases, Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliff, 41 F.4th 1158 (9th Cir. 2022), cert. granted, O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier, No. 22-324 (Apr. 24, 2023), was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Read More
October 13, 2023 | |
New York State and Connecticut have recently enacted laws that prohibit “geofencing” near health care facilities. The New York State law took effect on July 2, 2023, and Connecticut’s on October 1, 2023. These geofencing laws, enacted partly in response to the Supreme Court Dobbs decision (to prevent advertisers from targeting people receiving reproductive services),Read More
October 4, 2023 |
The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will affect most small, privately held businesses starting January 1, 2024. Does the CTA apply to you?
What is the CTA?
The CTA, a law enacted by Congress, will require certain business entities to disclose beneficial ownership information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
September 28, 2023 |
Here is what we cover in this issue of Employment Law Reporter Autumn 2023:
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing a plaintiff’s employment discrimination and defamation claims arising from her termination.
- The U.S. District
September 28, 2023 |
Did you know that actions can be taken after you die (i.e., post-mortem) to achieve the best results possible for your testamentary plan? Some estate plans are intentionally structured to give your beneficiaries and your executor/trustee the ability to make educated post-mortem planning decisions after your death.
For instance, bequests can be altered through post-mortemRead More
September 27, 2023 |
Daniel Furshpan co-authored the article “Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law,” published in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Click here to read the full article.
©2023. Published in Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, Summer 2023, by the American Bar Association.Read More
September 27, 2023 |
Eastern District Finds That Insurer’s Delay In Disclaiming After Insured Gave Notice Of Occurrence Precluded Insurer’s Reliance Upon Exclusions
Two employees of Extreme Residential Corp. were involved in a construction accident on July 30, 2019, and they sued several entities involved in the project who, in turn, filed a third-party action against Extreme. Extreme’s insurer,Read More
September 26, 2023 |
We touch upon several topics in our September Insurance Update.
We begin with two federal circuit court rulings on late notice – one involving a claims-made policy and the other an occurrence policy. In these cases, the courts address whether an insurer can maintain a late notice defense when it was aware of the suitRead More
September 19, 2023 |
This article addresses the “Texas Two-Step” litigation strategy when it comes to bankruptcy and discusses whether this strategy of utilizing the Chapter 11 process to handle mass tort litigation claims is fair, effective and will survive the scrutiny of the courts.
Mass-tort bankruptcy cases have been capturing headlines recently. Everyday household names have sought bankruptcyRead More
September 18, 2023 |
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died in Michigan in 2018, leaving not one but two handwritten wills. The 2010 will was found in a locked cabinet, signed on every page and notarized, while the 2014 will, which the courts would usually view as superseding the first and which was written in a spiral notebookRead More
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