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HTMLNothing Like a Mock Trial to Scare Staff Straight
Lori R. Semlies; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
Having presented many in-service lectures to the hospitals and nursing homes I defend, it has become apparent that the medical staff members best learn how incomplete and inconsistent documentation can be exploited by plaintiffs’ attorneys, and cost an otherwise defensible case.

 

HTMLThe Connecticut Supreme Court Restricts the Plaintiff’s Ability to Rely On the “Malfunction Doctrine” to Support A Product Liability Claim
Eric W. F. Niederer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
A recent decision handed down by the Connecticut Supreme Court may significantly impact the way product liability lawsuits are litigated within the state of Connecticut in the future. In a products liability case, the “malfunction doctrine” permits the plaintiff to argue at trial that a...

 

HTMLE-Discovery Requests have Skewed the Playing Field
Daniel M. Braude; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014
During the past decade, the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) has come to the forefront of litigation. In particular, e-Discovery has created significant challenges in product liability actions where plaintiffs can seek tremendous volumes of ESI while having virtually no document...

 

HTMLIt’s the Mediator’s Form Agreement—Not Yours
Thomas M. DeMicco, Philip Quaranta; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
Anyone with experience defending product liability claims has experience settling cases at mediation. Typically, a mediator will require the parties to sign a written mediation agreement prior to the mediation. Usually, the proposed agreement will state that the mediation is confidential. Some...

 

HTMLOptional Safety Features: Let the Sophisticated Purchaser Decide
Joseph P. Wodarski; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014
Products used in an industrial setting, such as forklift trucks, are typically designed to offer the purchaser the option of choosing certain safety features and excluding others that are available. The particular setting where the product will be used (its operating environment) will dictate which...

 

Adobe PDFEEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues Over Commissioners’ Dissent: An Overview and Best Practices for Employers in a Changing Landscape
Lisa Handler Ackerman; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 2014
On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance). The Guidance is the first comprehensive update on the EEOC’s position on discrimination based on pregnancy in the workplace since 1983 and supersedes the earlier guidance.

 

HTMLThe Government Contractor Defense
John P. Loringer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
The government contractor defense is a potentially dispositive defense that can be raised by contractor-defendants in certain product liability cases. Understanding the basics of this defense, and in particular the requirements and scope of its application, is extremely important to companies that...

 

HTMLCornell Ruling Is Cause for Experts’ Concern
Carl J. Pernicone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
I recently co-authored an article for Law360 entitled “Cornell Ruling Is Cause for Experts’ Concern,” which covered the ruling by the New York Court of Appeals in Cornell v. 360 West 51st St. Realty, LLC (2014 NY Slip Op 02096). The ruling dealt with the admissibility of an...

 

HTMLE-Discovery Matters: “A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities”
Daniel M. Braude; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
I am pleased to announce the availability of our firm’s updated publication, A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities. I believe this white paper serves as a useful resource to anyone dealing with the complicated issue of preservation of electronically stored information (ESI),...

 

HTMLSocial Media as a Risk Management Tool?
Thomas M. DeMicco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
I recently read an article titled “When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue,” written by Stephanie Strom of the New York Times, that reported an interesting change in the way manufacturers are dealing with consumers and using social media as a risk management...

 


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