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HTML“Raging Bull” Settles but Its Repercussions Persist
Laura A. Alos, Adam R. Bialek, Gregory N. Brescia; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., et al., 134 S. Ct. 1962 (U.S. 2014) delivered a clear message to copyright holders and those who wish to capitalize on those copyrights. The ruling states that invoking laches cannot restrict the relief...

 

HTMLIs International Service of Process by Mail Permitted?
John R. Danos; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
When a foreign client is sued in a U.S. court, the first question we typically address is the issue of how the complaint was served. It is not uncommon for some plaintiff’s lawyers to attempt service of process over a foreign entity by mailing the complaint to the company’s...

 

HTMLDon’t “Dabble” in Employee Benefit Plan Auditing
Peter J. Larkin; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
For years, U.S. Department of Labor Chief Accountant Ian Dingwall has been advising employee benefit plan administrators to avoid using auditors who “dabble” in employee benefit plans. During this period, the DOL has consistently found that approximately one third of the employee...

 

HTMLNo Attorney Disbarment in NJ for Misappropriation of Law Firm Funds
Brian S. Gatens; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
As we are taught in law school, and as some members of the public find hard to believe, attorneys are held to the highest ethical standards. One of the surest ways for an attorney to secure his or her disbarment is to misappropriate funds. In a December 18, 2014 decision, however, the New Jersey...

 

HTMLA “Good” Deed Goes Unpunished
Richard H. Rubenstein; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014
Last month, I wrote about the “Good Samaritan” rule, codified in Restatement (Second) of Torts, section 324A, “Liability to Third Persons for Performance of Undertaking.” In that post, I discussed how plaintiffs have tried to impose liability on manufacturers and...

 

HTMLWhat’s Really in Your Supplements?
Selina A. Billington; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015
New York State Attorney General’s Investigation Has Sparked a Coalition of State Attorneys General Against Herbal Supplement Manufacturers: What does this mean for the industry as a whole in terms of product liability exposure?

 

HTMLEven the Great Wall of China Can’t Hide a U.S. Distributor in a Product Defect Lawsuit
Curt J. Schlom; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
The Illinois First District Appellate Court recently held that a U.S. distributor cannot escape liability under the Illinois Distributor Release Statute if the plaintiff was unable to obtain jurisdiction over a Chinese defendant against which a default judgment was issued.

 

HTMLLong-tail Risk on the Horizon for the Tanning Bed Industry
Danny Vogel; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
As the United States continues through a winter that included a historic blizzard in the Northeast, many of us may be longing for summer days spent on the beach, soaking up the sun and working on a tan. A number of people, however, may not bother waiting until summer and will instead visit one of...

 

HTMLBrazil’s Clean Companies Act: One Year Later, Is It Finally Getting Teeth?
George M. Melo; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
While 2014 started with much fanfare over Brazil’s Lei da Empresa Limpa or “Anticorruption Law” (Lei no. 12.846/2013), also referred to as the “Clean Companies Act” (CCA), coming into effect, it seems that the remainder of the year was spent quietly with companies...

 

HTMLIs Ignorance Bliss for Website Users Confronting Terms of Use Agreements?
Adam R. Bialek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015
Have website agreements gone too far? Can too much disclosure cause people to no longer care enough about Terms of Use (TOU) to read them fully before agreeing to them?

 


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