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HTMLPhysician-Assisted Death in Canada: the Next Four Months
Daphne Jarvis, Ewa Krajewska, Barbara Walker-Renshaw; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 18, 2016
In a decision released on January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada has granted the Attorney General of Canada a further four month extension beyond February 6, 2016, of the suspension of constitutional invalidity of the Criminal Code provisions relating to physician assisted death.


Adobe PDFHow to Pour Water on the Fire of Punitive Damages
Melissa M Lessell; Deutsch Kerrigan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2016, previously published by
ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct™
on October 7, 2015
Punitive damages claims are on the rise in legal malpractice cases. This not only changes the nature of the allegations brought against attorney-defendants but also significantly impacts the strategy employed throughout the litigation in light of the higher dollar value exposure and coverage...


Adobe PDFSocializing Ethically
Andrew Joseph Baer; Deutsch Kerrigan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2016, previously published by American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Ethics and Professionalism Newsletter on November 15, 2015
Social media has become an increasingly prevalent aspect of everyday life, permeating into the legal community. Young lawyers in particular have grown up using social media, numbing them to some of the potential professional pitfalls it poses within the legal community. The transition into the...


HTMLSoteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
Evita Lambrou; Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
This month, the founder, the lawyers and the support staff of Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC celebrate their one-year anniversary of the firm’s establishment.


HTMLLipsitz Green Scime Cambria Named to U.S. News/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 20 Areas of Practice
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has been named to U.S. News/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2016 Metropolitan ranking for twenty different areas of practice.


HTMLDeMarco v. Stoddard
Robert V. Fodera; Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Sean Stoddard, a podiatrist, owned the Center for Foot & Ankle Care in Toms River and Lakewood, New Jersey. Dr. Stoddard applied for professional liability insurance with the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association of Rhode Island (JUA) and was issued a policy with the carrier from...


HTMLReifer v. Westport Ins. Co.
Eric B. Horst; Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2016, previously published on January 2016
The underlying case arose from Plaintiff Rox-Ann Reifer’s suit against Attorney Donald Russo for legal malpractice filed on December 29, 2008. Russo reported the suit to his professional liability insurance carrier, Westport Insurance Company. However, his policy had expired on August 15,...


Adobe PDFDesign Professionals’ Guide to Mechanic's Liens (California)
D. Creighton Sebra; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015
Civil Code §§ 8014 & 8300 defines a design Professional as any one of the following that furnishes services pursuant to a written contract with an owner for design, engineering, or planning work: Registered professional engineer or Licensed architect, landscape architect, or land...


HTMLWhen Less Is More: The Pitfalls of Saying Too Much in Professional Contracts
Eric G. Cheng; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015
Design and other professionals often incorporate their practices in an effort to avoid individual liability. They also add well-crafted limitations of liability and indemnification clauses in their form services contracts to avoid responsibility for problems that arise in the execution of the...


HTMLPower Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal MDL
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015
Power morcellator lawsuits filed in federal court against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred the Ethicon lawsuits to the federal district court for the District of...


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