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Case Alert: Employer not liable for customer assault

In Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, the Court of Appeal decided that the employer was not vicariously liable for an employee’s assault on a customer. The fact that the employee was given exposure to customers as part...more

Will Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Absolve NFL of Responsibilities to Players?

Will Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Absolve NFL of Responsibilities to Players? by Anthony Caruso on September 4, 2013 In a surprising move, the National Football League and more than 4,500 former NFL players announced...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Two

Part Two in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act, which established procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”)...more

Directors’ Liability for Safety: Not just Small-Company Directors are at Risk in Ontario

In an unusual development, a director of a medium-sized company has been personally found guilty and fined under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The company’s Internet site states that its field personnel include a...more

Equine Activity Limitation of Liability Act Given Broad Reading in Texas Product Liability Advisory

A recent opinion from an intermediate Texas appellate court gives a broad reading to the Texas Equine Activity Limitation of Liability Act. Like almost all other states, Texas has a statutory limitation of liability for horse...more

Arizona Supreme Court Limits Employer’s Vicarious Liability For Employee’s Off-Duty, On-Location Assignment Car Accident

On July 9, 2012, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an employer-friendly opinion holding that an employer was not vicariously liable for negligent conduct committed by an employee during an out-of-town assignment, after work...more

“I blame the parents”: Parent companies (in the UK) may owe a duty of care to their subsidiaries’ employees

The English Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment in Chandler v Cape Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 525 which has potentially significant implications for groups of companies. It is also a warning of contingent liabilities which...more

Legal Matters Newsletter Winter 2010

Please enjoy our quarterly newsletter. I hope you find it informative....more

Business Crimes Perspectives - November 2010

In This Issue: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides whistleblower protection to certain employees who report wrongdoing by a publicly-traded company; A federal district court in Massachusetts has held that Sarbanes-Oxley...more

In Defense of Sports Law

This article summarizes the difference between "Sports Law" and "Entertainment Law," and why it matters....more

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