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|Proposed California Legislation Would Mandate Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Disclosures Statewide|
Kristin N. Ivanco, Nicolas P. Martin; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015California Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) has introduced and sponsored Assembly Bill No. 597, the Asbestos Tort Claim Trust Transparency Act, which if passed would require asbestos plaintiffs to disclose all asbestos bankruptcy trust claim documents in asbestos tort actions. These...
|Critical Regulations and Libel Suit Raise Adverse Publicity Coverage Issues|
Joseph F. Bermudez; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015Brand is everything! The ability and opportunities to extend a brand’s reach are vast, with the smallest companies able to brand globally. Equally important is protecting an established brand. Competitors and consumers can criticize, attack, protest, boycott, complain about and even...
|Dealing with Product Liability Down Under|
Thomas M. DeMicco, Bettina Sorbello; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015Up to now, we have written about many different topics on this site that focus on how product liability issues are litigated in the United States. Through a collaborative effort with our friends at the Australia-based law firm DibbsBarker, we offer the first in a series of blog posts and articles...
|Massachusetts Appeals Court Adopts Two-Prong Continuity and Profit Motive Test to Determine Whether Business Pursuits Exclusion Applies Under Homeowners' Policy|
William T. Bogaert, Kara Thorvaldsen; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015The Massachusetts Appeals Court has provided some much needed guidance on the “business pursuits exclusion” in a recent coverage dispute between a homeowners’ insurer and a commercial liability insurer. In Preferred Mutual Ins. Co. v. Vermont Mut. Ins. Co., Mass. App. Ct. No....
|U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Disparate-Impact Claims in Fair Housing Act Cases|
Robert A. Spolzino; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 8, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015On June 25, 2015, in Texas Dep't of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project , the U.S. Supreme Court held that a plaintiff may establish a prima facie case under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) on the basis of statistical evidence that a governmental policy causes a disparate...
|Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Should Prompt Employers’ Review of All Employment Policies|
Angela M. Duerden, Dean A. Rocco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 8, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. ... Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek...
|Eleventh Circuit Denies Coverage for Wrongful Acts of Directors and Officers That Arose Out of Their Wrongful Acts as Trustees, an Uninsured Capacity|
Thomas M. Spitaletto, James K. Thurston; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 8, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit, in The Langdale Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 14-12723 (11th Cir. 2015), ruled for the insurer on a “capacity” exclusion in a director and officer policy that precluded coverage for loss in...
|Kentucky Supreme Court Reinforces Importance of Properly Incorporated Arbitration Provisions to Larger Agreements|
Edward M. O'Brien; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman Dicker LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015The Kentucky Supreme Court recently held that an arbitration provision signed by a class of students upon their application and acceptance to a for-profit college was unenforceable because the enrollment agreement did not properly incorporate the arbitration provision. Facing unemployment and...
|Hope for Computer-Related Patents|
Gregory N. Brescia, Robert P. Feinland, Jura Christine Zibas; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015“Let's be clear: if all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications...
|Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court Implements Rules to Streamline Litigation, Improve Efficiency, Enhance Judicial Expertise and Limit Costs|
Peter A. Lauricella; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015In 1995, due to a growing caseload of complex commercial litigation matters being filed in New York State Supreme Court (New York’s trial-level court of “supreme” jurisdiction), the Office of Court Administration (OCA) created the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court....