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Moss v Eagleston [2014] NSWSC 6

In Moss v Eagleston [2014] Mr Moss supplied information to Nationwide News Pty Ltd about his criminal background and association with Shapelle Corby. Mr Moss then sued Nationwide News, alleging they had breached a contractual...more

Illinois Supreme Court Handing Down Bartlow and Evanston Insurance on Friday Morning

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that it will file opinions in two civil cases on Friday morning at 10 a.m. The cases and issues presented are...more

The Potential Pitfalls of Joint Representation

A recent California Court of Appeal opinion, Yanez v. Plummer, provides a cautionary tale for in-house counsel or outside attorneys who jointly represent their institutional client’s employees or agents in depositions. If...more

The Perils of In-House Counsel Simultaneously Representing Company and Employee

In Yanez v. Plummer (Nov. 5, 2013, C07026), the Third Appellate District issued an opinion highlighting the perils for an in-house lawyer who simultaneously represents the company and an employee. Union Pacific fired Michael...more

Employer’s Lawyer Who Defended Employee At Deposition May Be Liable To The Employee For Malpractice

Corporations may have free speech rights (Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (U.S. 2010)) but they can’t talk. Thus, any deposition testimony must come from the mouths of people who are the agents, employees and directors...more

HIPAA Violation Results in $1.44 Million Jury Verdict Against Walgreens, Pharmacist

Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict indicates that HIPAA could still play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Five Civil Cases In May

On Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced its oral argument calendar for the May term, and it includes arguments in five civil cases. The cases, with the questions presented in each, are...more

Perils of Ambiguity in Rule 68 Offer of Judgment

Through the recent employment law 7th Cir. decision in Sanches v. Prudential Pizza, Inc. we examine the danger of failing to be sufficiently specific and clear in a Rule 68 offer of judgment which there resulted in the...more

Beyond Dispute - Inaugural Issue - August 2011

In this issue: * Decoding E-Discovery: 7 Things to Know about E-Discovery * Second Circuit Affirms the Grant of a Preliminary Injunction on Non-Compete Agreement * Rules of the New York Court of Appeals for the...more

Funk & Bolton Mid-Atlantic Property & Casualty Reporter; March 2011

Funk & Bolton's Coverage & Defense Practice Group provides advice and counsel to insurers in coverage and extra-contractual matters, product development and claim compliance, and defends claims and litigation matters....more

The New World of Work

What are the trends going to be for personnel management in the years to come? From an employment law point of view, how will companies and employees relate to each other in these changing times? These questions were central...more

DEPOSITIONS: What Are the Real Objections?

In the spirit of my most recent article, "OBJECTION!! There's this case that says . . . ", here is a list of proper and improper objections to deposition questions that you should also keep in the back of your legal pad. ...more

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