Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
Is Punishment Dead in America?
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Building A Post-Recession Law Firm
Fine Tuning Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program
Corporate Compliance Policies – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
What to Do When the Government Comes Calling – Interview with Peter Chavkin, Member, Mintz Levin
Corporate Criminal Liability – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
For the companies and their lawyers, the headlines were awful and kept getting worse: 300,000 people suffering without drinking water; changes in corporate ownership just days before the chemical spill; and accusations that a...more
On January 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals held that an insurer had no duty to defend a motorist under either his homeowners or auto insurance policies when the unambiguous allegations made against the insured...more
In a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (the Court) in Horsell International Pty Ltd v Divetwo Pty Ltd  NSWCA 368, a firm of insurance brokers (Horsell) was ordered to indemnify an insured (Divetwo) in...more
On September 4, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in the sentence appeal in R. v. Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”). Government prosecutors had appealed against the C$200,000 fine Metron...more
In an opinion issued July 16, 2013, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals declined to extend what would have amounted to dram shop-type liability to a gun shop that sold ammuition and magazines to a purchaser...more
In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the court held that jail employees were not entitled to coverage for sexual molestation of an inmate under the law enforcement coverage...more
Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress and,...more
The Observer highlights significant developments in insurance recovery and risk management.
In This Issue:
- State of California v. Continental Insurance: Opinion Holds Insurers to Their Words
In Galvani v. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co., Ltd., 2012 WL 2568220 (N.D. Cal. July 2, 2012), the district court entered summary judgment for a homeowner’s insurer on the grounds that it had no duty to defend an...more
In its recent decision in Derderian v. Essex Insurance Company, 2012 R.I. LEXIS 54 (R.I. Apr. 27, 2012), the Supreme Court of Rhode Island had occasion to consider whether under a general liability policy, an insured was...more
In Wilkinson v. State Farm Lloyds, 2012 WL 89957 (5th Cir. (Tex.) Jan. 12, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that driving past the house of a sexual molestation victim in violation of a criminal...more
Retailers are under attack from a new wave of low-tech, hightech criminals. These second-generation cyber-criminals are not necessarily the genius-hacker-types popularized by Hollywood in tag lines such as “Log on. Hack in....more
TWo untamed elephants are in the room: piracy and liability. Taming liability controls piracy. Here is how. Piracy unites to protect owners in investments; labour in lives; states in trade; and law in civil safety and...more
In State Auto Property and Cas. Ins. Co. v. Kincaid, 2011 WL 344086 (C.D. Ill. February 1, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, applying Illinois law, found that a commercial general liability...more
A color-coded guide containing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence, the Committee's General and Specific comments, A comparison with the Federal Rules of Evidence and additional commentary....more
California law imposes an affirmative duty on business owners to protect customers from foreseeable third-party criminal conduct. This obligation derives from the special relationship between a business owner and his or her...more
The article deals with the killing of Surendra Dangol in Boston, killed by a gunman, while working in a store (owned by a chain)....more
In this case, I represent someone who gets paid only for succesfully arguing the value of taxable property. The defendant failed to pay despite the written contract. After I sued them, they responded with a counterclaim...more
A District Court judge for the Southern District of New York last week denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss in the seminal Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) case, In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. The In Re...more
Find a Criminal Law Author »
Back to Top