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HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Narrow Scope of Adverse Inference Standard for Missing Expert Witness
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 3, 2014
Most defense attorneys have been faced with the situation where their expert’s opinion is not as strong as expected, or the circumstances of the case simply limit the amount of favorable “spin” an expert put on dismal facts for the defense, either on liability or damages issues....

 

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...

 

HTMLFlorida Ruling Addresses Appraisal and "Bad Faith"
W. Douglas Berry; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
A Florida appellate court ruled an insured can sue its first-party property insurer for "bad faith" following an appraisal so long as certain conditions precedent have been satisfied.

 

HTMLIs Texas Following Florida’s Lead on Changing the Economic Loss Rule?
Mary Jo Kuusela; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Practicing in both Florida and Texas I have seen the Economic Loss Rule evolve over the years, and its direct impact on the recovery potential for our subrogation claims appears to be moving in a positive direction. Recently, the Texas Supreme Court held in a per curium opinion in Chapman Custom...

 

HTMLThreat of Future Harm as a result of a Cyber Breach May be Sufficient to Confer Standing
John V. Garaffa, Matthew W. Peaire; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the threat of future harm alleged in a class action complaint is sufficient "injury" to satisfy the "case or controversy" requirement of Article III of the United States Constitution. The order...

 

HTMLAppellate Court Affirms Strict E-Service Requirement to Perfect Right to F.S. § 57.105 Fee Award
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Stacey Caplan filed a lawsuit against Michael Matte alleging interference with her business relations. Believing that the complaint filed against him was improper, Matte's legal counsel e-mailed a motion to Caplan seeking attorney's fees under Section 57.105, Florida Statutes (2013). In accordance...

 

Adobe PDFBe Prepared: Common Cat Adjusting Issues in The Carolinas and Virginia
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to impact the coast of the Carolinas and continue up the Eastern seaboard possibly as a Category É Hurricane. Given the storm’s projected path and size, insurers will receive a host of claims in a number of different states. Nearly 35 years’...

 

HTMLInsurer Did Not Waive Proof of Loss as a Condition Precedent under Homeowners Policy
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
The Fourth District affirmed a summary judgment entered in favor of a homeowners insurer in a case involving an insured's first-party claim for damage to her condominium, its contents, and related expenses allegedly caused by bodily fluids that leaked from a decomposing body in an adjoining...

 

Adobe PDFThe Winter Of Our Discontent: Addressing Common Coverage Issues In The Wake Of Historic Winter Weather
Christopher A. Campbell, Richard D. Gable; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
This winter season introduced many of us to what meteorologists call the “polar vortex.” Blamed for dozens of deaths, historically low temperatures, and weather emergencies throughout the country, the severe weather took a projected $5 billion toll on property and businesses.

 


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