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HTML“Physical” Damage Without Any Tangible Change - New Jersey Federal Court Continues the Expansion of “Physical” Loss or Damage
Michael J. McLaughlin; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
New Jersey courts continue to expand traditional notions of physical loss or damage in a recent decision of the New Jersey Federal District Court, Gregory Packaging, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of America, Civ. No. 2:12¿cv¿04418 WHW, 2014 WL 6675934 (D.N.J. Nov. 25, 2014) (J....

 

HTMLSection 230 of Communications Decency ActMay Not Provide Safe Harbor from State Criminal Law for Website Operators
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
Website operators beware: There are limitations on the immunity offered under federal law for offensive content posted by others. Recently, a website operator made a serious miscalculation as to the breadth of the immunity provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act...

 

HTMLDoes Florida's Statutory Duty to Disclose Insurance Information Apply to Claims Arising Under Out-Of-State Policies?
Fay E. Ryan; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
One of the most common questions I get from out-of-state insurers is whether they are required to honor a claimant’s request for disclosure of insurance information under Florida Statute 627.4137. If the applicable policy was not delivered in Florida or issued for delivery in Florida, the...

 

HTMLBad-Faith Action Becomes Ripe Following Appraisal Award
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015
Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal held that an insured can satisfy one of the conditions precedent to a first-party bad-faith action by getting an appraisal award. Previous court decisions suggested that an insured had to bring a breach of contract action and prevail on it before a...

 

HTMLThe Season Of Giving: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Bad Faith Claims To Be Assignable
Richard D. Gable; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
Rejecting the holdings of two recent decisions by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held in a 5-to-1 ruling that claims under Pennsylvania’s Bad Faith Statute (42 Pa.C.S. § 8371) are assignable to injured third parties. The decision, Allstate Prop....

 

HTMLMen are Entitled to Harassment-Free Workplaces, Too!
Kimberly A. Ross; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Yes, it’s true that women can sexually harass men. It’s more common than one may expect, which leads to the problem of both preventing and correcting that kind of harassment.

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court to Decide Need for Valuable Consideration in Non-Compete Agreement
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2014
In what will be a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear argument on whether Pennsylvania’s Uniform Written Obligations Act (“UWOA”) relieves an employer of its obligation under Pennsylvania common law to provide an existing employee with...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Judges Not Permitted to Speak Ex Parte with Jurors
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
On December 23, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that New Jersey state court judges are not permitted to speak with jurors after a verdict has been issued, except in very limited circumstances where a showing is made that the jury’s decision may have been tainted by misconduct. The...

 

HTMLTrying to Upend the Workers’ Compensation Act in Florida
David A. Mercer; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
A recent and unusual opinion out of the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County may, at the minimum, be a harbinger for changes to come to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act. At the maximum, it could also provide the basis for thousands of potential liability lawsuits.

 

HTMLNo Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Kimberly A. Ross; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
Over the years, I’ve become somewhat skeptical in my employment law practice from seeing case after case where employment claims were entirely preventable, if only the employer would have properly managed its employees, including terminating when it was evident that the employee’s...

 


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