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HTMLIn Non-precedential Case, Third Circuit Affirms Fracking Trade Secrets Trump Physician’s Right to Know, Absent Actual Harm
Michael J. Cawley, Kathleen D. Wilkinson; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Fracking in Pennsylvania continues to create work for the courts. On March 16, 2015, in a non-precedential opinion in Rodriguez v. Secretary of Pennsylvania Environmental Protection of PA et al., the Third Circuit issued a ruling concerning whether a Pennsylvania doctor had standing to challenge...

 

HTMLA New Weapon to Combat Cybersquatting: File Suit against Domain Registrars and Hosting Companies
Laura A. Alos, Adam R. Bialek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Cybersquatting, under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), is registering, trafficking in, or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter may offer to sell the...

 

HTMLLos Angeles Asbestos Court Ramps up Plaintiffs’ Bankruptcy Trust Disclosure Requirements
Nicolas P. Martin, John E. Rosenthal; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015
Asbestos plaintiffs can seek damages in two independent compensation systems: by filing tort claims against solvent defendants and by filing claims with any of the dozens of asbestos bankruptcy trusts established under section 524(g) of the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. These trusts, typically set up...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLWho Does an Insurance Broker Serve? Somebody!
Steven L. Young; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
The year was 1979 when Bob Dylan’s song “Gotta Serve Somebody” was released on his album Slow Train Coming: “It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.”

 

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...

 

HTMLLicensing Boards Can Fine You - Even If They Can’t Find You
Jodi V. Terranova; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
It the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things - like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to update her physician profile.

 

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.

 

HTMLFlorida Appeals Court Quashes Order Requiring Insurance Commissioner to Testify
Nicholas D. Freeman, James M. Kloss; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
On March 13, 2015, in Florida Office of Insurance Regulation v. Florida Department of Financial Services, Florida’s First District Court of Appeals quashed the trial court’s order compelling the deposition of the Florida Insurance Commissioner. The court found that even if the party...

 


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