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HTMLWhere Suicide Is Caused by Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Illinois Now Recognizes Ensuing Actions for Wrongful Death and Survival
Melissa A. Murphy-Petros; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The Illinois Appellate Court has held, as a matter of first impression in the state, that where a plaintiff can satisfy the elements of the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress and the emotional distress is a substantial factor in causing a decedent’s suicide, causes of action...

 

HTMLThe Minefield of Appellate Practice: Notices of Appeal
Melissa A. Murphy-Petros; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
The Illinois Appellate Court’s recent opinion in In re Marriage of Micheli, 2014 IL App (2d) 121245 (filed July 31, 2014), illustrates the necessity of retaining appellate specialists to handle all post-trial and appellate filings, including the deceptively simple notice of appeal.

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Draws a Bright-line Rule to Determine Who Is a Customer Under Rule 12200
Carlos Enrique Provencio; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
The decision in Citigroup Global Markets Inc. v. Abbar, Docket No. 13-2172 (August 1, 2014), by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has important implications for broker-dealers, particularly those dealing with product-related as opposed to suitability-related arbitrations. FINRA...

 

HTMLHome or Away? Where Should That Deposition Take Place?
Rosario M. Vignali; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
When a corporate defendant is sued in a federal court outside its home state, the issue of where its deposition will be conducted can become a bone of contention. The traditional rule, accepted by most practitioners, is that the deposition will take place at the corporate defendant’s...

 

HTMLSurf’s Up: The Wave of High-profile Privacy Class Actions
Richard L. Reiter, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Businesses have revolutionized the way they reach customers. Through computers, smart phones, iPads and a host of other technologies, we can now make purchasing decisions from the comfort of our homes. All we need to do is enter our personal information and our credit card data, and one click later...

 

HTMLAudit Trails: Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, Part III
Jodi V. Terranova; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
I do not profess to be an expert in the complexities of metadata in an electronic medical record (EMR). In simple terms, it is analogous to leaving footprints in the sand; although these do not wash away with high tide. In fact, the simple act of logging in and out of an electronic medical chart,...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Enforces Medical Criteria for Claims Involving Asbestos and Declares the Application of Chapter 90 Constitutional
Shawn D. Golden, Sean Higgins, James H. Powers; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
In a 5-4 opinion issued in Union Carbide Corporation v. Daisy E. Synatzske et al. No. 12-0617 (Tex. July 3, 2014), the Texas Supreme Court held that Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code as applied to the plaintiffs does not violate the Texas Constitution’s prohibition...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Holds That Requirement to Provide Evidence of Approximate Dose Applies to Mesothelioma Cases as Well as Asbestosis Cases
Sean Higgins; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 12, 2014, in Bostic v. Georgia Pacific Corp., No. 10-0775, a six-justice majority of the Texas Supreme Court issued a major decision on causation in asbestos cases. The Court held that the requirement to provide evidence of approximate dose announced in Borg Warner v. Flores, 232 S.W.3d 765...

 

HTMLIRS Amends Regulations for Written Tax Advice: Say Goodbye to the Circular 230 Disclaimer at the End of Emails
Rachel F. Kelman; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Effective June 12, 2014, the IRS has announced revisions to Circular 230: Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service that are designed, in part, to provide a more flexible standard for all written tax advice. The regulations require that practitioners base all written advice...

 

HTMLHave You Upgraded Your XP Yet?
Gregory Bautista, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in April 2014, but not everyone has made the decision to upgrade their operating systems. By choosing to stick with Windows XP, users may be leaving themselves vulnerable to security risks that would not be present if a different operating system...

 


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