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Adobe PDFGreasing the Wheels of Safety: NTSB Updates Regulations Governing Reports and Proceedings
Lee C. Schmeer, Jonathan M. Stern; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
New regulations governing National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearings, meetings, reports and petitions for reconsideration are set to go into effect on January 25, 2016. In general, the new regulations streamline the organization of Part 845 by condensing and eliminating some...

 

Adobe PDFMaryland Expands the Potential for Manufacturer Liability in Failure to Warn Cases by Adopting an Exception to the Bare Metal Defense
Gordon S. Woodward; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Product manufacturers in Maryland have successfully argued for at least the last 16 years that, in terms of warnings, they are only responsible for products that they themselves have placed in the stream of commerce. In other words, manufacturers have generally avoided potential liability in tort...

 

Adobe PDFManufacturers and Suppliers Win Big in Pennsylvania Economic Loss Doctrine Argument
Gordon S. Woodward; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on November 2015
The economic loss doctrine (ELD) in Pennsylvania “precludes recovery for negligence ‘if the plaintiff suffers a loss that is exclusively economic, unaccompanied by an injury to either property or person.’” Elliot-Lewis Corp v. Skanaka USA Building, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist....

 

Adobe PDFNew Rules Make Construction Arbitration More Attractive
Gordon S. Woodward; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2015, previously published on September 2015
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) implemented new Construction Industry Arbitration Rules this past summer. The changes eliminate certain gaps or ambiguities in the old rules, create some additional tools with which arbitrators can manage claims, and on balance, should make arbitration a...

 

Adobe PDFTwo Recent Opinions Reflect Important Developments in Heightened Ascertainability for Class Certification
Aaron J. Fickes, Ira Neil Richards; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 2015
“Ascertainability”—that is, whether class members can be ascertained with administrative efficiency—continues to develop as a significant issue in class certification. Two recent opinions, Brecher v. Republic of Argentina, No. 14-4385, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 16493 (2d Cir....

 

Adobe PDFPennsylvania Permits Insureds Being Defended under a Reservation of Rights to Settle Without Their Insurer's Consent
Jonathan M. Stern; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on June 2015
A standard provision in the commercial general liability policy and many other liability policies precludes voluntary payments-settlements-by the insured without the insurer’s consent. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s decision in The Babcock & Wilcox Company v. American Nuclear...

 

Adobe PDFTitle IX Coordinators: Review of New Guidance from the Department of Education
Rebecca Lacher, Pedro A. Ramos; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 2015
On April 24, 2015, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and a letter directly to Title IX Coordinators, as well as a new 25-page Title IX Resource Guide. These reflect OCR’s focus on ensuring that Title IX Coordinators have the...