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In New York, when is a Nursing Home or Hospital liable for the malpractice of a doctor who treats one of its patients? -- Mduba and the question of agency.
In New York, some courts have held that “the person who avails himself of hospital facilities has a right to expect satisfactory treatment from any personnel who are furnished by the hospital.” Mduba v. Benedictine Hospital 52 A.D.2d…more
In This Issue: - Tips for Developing a Cost-Effective Foreign Patent Strategy - Supreme Court Holds that Trademark Tacking Should be Decided by a Jury in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank - Amending Claims Before the…more
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. v. MillerCoors LLC, No. 14-1008 (3d Cir. 2015), finding in favor of MillerCoors LLC (MillerCoors) that…more
Why it matters - New York banks are continuing to face lawsuits over alleged discriminatory lending practices. In September 2014, the state’s Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, filed a “redlining” suit against Evans Bank…more
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear argument in King v. Burwell, the most publicized case in some time. Most readers are aware that the issue is whether certain tax subsidies essential to the proper fiscal…more
Margaret Jane Radin, author of Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law, is of the point of view that the American court system is “allowing contract to gobble up tort.” In other words, the 37-year law…more
In the recent decision Mirabella v. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Case No. 12-62086-CIV-ZLOCH (S.D. Fl. Feb. 27, 2015) the plaintiffs attempted, but failed, to certify a nationwide class of all purchasers of an energy drink that…more
There are certain required disclosures that a landlord must make when renting property located within a jurisdiction that has adopted Kentucky’s Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (“URLTA”)…more
On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., No. 13-553, holding that a rail carrier can prove discrimination under the Railroad Revitalization and Regulation Reform Act (4-R…more
It’s inevitable that you will have to share some confidential information with potential buyers during the course of a sale process. Anyone thinking about buying your business will want to do at least some level of diligence before…more
The Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court held in our favor last week, ruling that our clients can proceed with their claims against the State of New Jersey, Division of Lottery challenging the retroactive taxation of their…more
House Relents on DHS Funding Debate; Leaves Executive Action on Immigration to Be Fought in the Courts
Legislative Update: On March 3, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to strip language that would have rolled back President Obama’s executive action on immigration out of a hotly contested Department of Homeland Security…more