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HTMLMontana Supreme Court Affirms Rule Requiring Insurer to Demonstrate Prejudice Resulting from Insured’s Late Notice
Erica L. Meek, Suzanne M. Meintzer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 22, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015
On May 29, 2015, the Montana Supreme Court affirmed the application of the notice-prejudice rule in cases of third-party claims for damages. Atlantic Casualty Ins. Co. v. Greytak, 2015 MT 149, OP 14-0412 (Mt. 2015). The rule requires the insurer to establish prejudice as a condition to denying...

 

HTMLCitizens Property Insurance Corporation Immune to Statutory Bad Faith Claims
Kenneth L. Baker, Nicholas D. Freeman, Rod Janis, Anthony P. Strasius; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 12, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015
The Florida Supreme Court has decided unanimously that the Florida legislature did not intend for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (a state-created entity that provides property insurance) to be liable for statutory, first-party bad faith claims in Citizens Property Insurance Corp. v....

 

HTMLCalifornia’s Highest Court Refuses to Review Denial of Coverage Under Contamination Products Insurance Policy for Ground Beef Recall
Joseph C. Baiocco, Jessica C. Collier; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On May 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court denied Windsor Food Quality Company, Ltd.’s (Windsor’s) petition for review of the decision of the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District of California that denied coverage under a contamination products insurance (CPI) policy...

 

HTMLThe PATENT Act in Its Infancy
Jacob R. Graham, Jura Christine Zibas; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015
The Senate Judiciary Committee members introduced the bipartisan Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (the PATENT Act) on April 29, 2015, aimed at curbing abusive patent practices and litigation. The Committee held a full-committee hearing on “S. 1137, the PATENT ACT -...

 

HTMLToday's Immigration Debate Impacts California Employment Law and Litigation
Ashley R. Morris, Dean A. Rocco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015
A year ago, the California Supreme Court limited damages in employment discrimination claims brought under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) when an employer discovers it employed an unauthorized worker. In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. (June 26, 2014), the Court determined...

 

HTMLApple v. Samsung: Trade Dress Functionality and Total Profits without Apportionment
Jacob R. Graham, Jura Christine Zibas; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
The highly publicized Apple v. Samsung litigation saga began in April 2011 when Samsung alleged various infringements of patents and trade dress related to Apple¿s iPhone. A jury awarded more than $1 billion in damages. In a May 18, 2015, opinion, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit reversed...

 

HTMLMedical Marijuana in HUD-Assisted Properties: Update Since HUD’s January 2011 Memorandum
Angela McManus Sekerka; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, which recognizes no medical use. In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an often-cited memorandum entitled “Medical Use of Marijuana and Reasonable...

 

HTMLConnecticut Supreme Court Affirms No Coverage for Lost Tapes Absent Publication of Data
Joseph F. Bermudez, Suzanne M. Meintzer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
In Recall Total Information Mgmt., Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., SC19201 (Conn. May 18, 2015), the Connecticut Supreme Court held that where there was no factual support that anyone ever actually accessed private information stored on lost data tapes, the policyholder’s assignee could not...

 

HTMLNew York City Employers Prohibited from Using Credit History in Employment Decisions
James L. Ansorge, Jonathan L. Bing, Jake Herring; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed legislation (Int. No. 261-A) prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their credit histories. The bill was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 7, 2015, and now includes applicants and...

 

HTML .SUCKS Fights Back against Critics: Is It Enough to Convince Brand Owners to Buy the Domain?
Adam R. Bialek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
Many brand owners are holding out to see whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), or any other government agency in the United States or elsewhere, takes action against Vox Populi Registry Ltd. (Vox Populi) over what some have claimed is a “predatory scheme.” They may want to...

 


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