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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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

HTMLNLRB Clamps Down On Employers’ Email Policies
Kimberly A. Ross; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015
In yet another pro-employee decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held that company policies that limit the use of the company’s email for only business related purposes violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) because they unduly interfere with...

 

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...

 

HTMLIllinois Greatly Expands Pregnancy Protections
Kimberly A. Ross; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014
On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law new amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, referred to as the Pregnancy Fairness Law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015. “Pregnancy” is now included as its own class protected from unlawful discrimination, and...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Revises Strict Liability Law
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 19, 2014 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., in which it was asked to decide whether Pennsylvania should replace the strict liability analysis of Section 402A of the Second Restatement with the analysis set out in the Third...

 


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