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HTMLDefense to Government Position is Not a Claim Subject to Contract Disputes Act
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
The government claims a contractor's work is defective. The contractor says in defense that problems are due to design deficiencies and not construction errors. Is the contractor's position a "claim" subject to the Contract Disputes Act (CDA)? The U.S. Federal Court of Claims says no.

 

HTMLInsurance Coverage for Damaged NYC Tower Crane
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Readers will recall photos of a tower crane damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Construction of the NYC high-rise building known as One57 was underway when the crane was lashed by hurricane-force winds. The crane jib was apparently blown backwards, and ended up dangling over the counterweight almost 1,000...

 

HTMLUpdates to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904) covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses. Revisions to the OSHA reporting requirements went into effect on January 1, 2015....

 

HTMLNJ Congressmen Introduce Federal Sports Betting Legislation
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
In another effort to allow New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, two New Jersey Representatives have introduced two bills in Congress that would modify PASPA.

 

HTMLThe Assignment of Pennsylvania Statutory Bad Faith Claims: The Supreme Court Rules in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe
Charlotte E. Thomas; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently clarified in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, No. 39 MAP 2014, 2014 WL 7088147 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014) that statutory bad faith claims brought against insurers under 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 8371 can be assigned by insureds to injured...

 

HTMLPennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Introduces Bill That Would Allow Existing Casinos to Offer Internet Gaming
Adam Berger, Frank A. DiGiacomo, Eric D. Frank, Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
On February 25, 2015, John Payne, Chairman of the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee, introduced a bill that would allow existing Pennsylvania casinos to offer Internet gaming to patrons in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), which currently regulates casino...

 

HTMLDOL Issues FMLA Final Rule Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages and Establishing "Place of Celebration" as New Rule for Defining Spouse
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that on February 25, 2015, it will issue a Final Rule revising the regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide that the term "spouse" means a husband or wife and "refers to the other person with whom an...

 

HTMLFDA Issues Additional Guidances on Implementation of Drug Supply Chain Security Act
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to publish draft guidance implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). This Alert highlights key facts on three recent draft Guidance for Industry, which focus on: interoperable exchange of information, annual reporting by wholesale...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Passes Sick Leave Law
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia council members voted 14-2 to approve a bill mandating sick leave to eligible Philadelphia employees. Similar bills had been introduced and won passage twice before, in 2011 and 2013, but Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed them both times. This time, Mayor Nutter signed...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Affirmative Defense Under Federal Law to Claims of Supervisory Harassment Under State Law
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Aguas v. New Jersey and established that New Jersey employers have an affirmative defense to claims of vicarious liability for supervisory harassment arising under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD).

 


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