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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
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Civil Sexual Assault Episode 3: Challenges Facing Survivors Seeking Redress Through the Civil Courts
The Keys to Assessing Sexual Abuse Claims - Civil Sexual Assault Episode 2
Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Despite the statement by the Texas Supreme Court in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson that the scant precedent involving disputes about the scope of appraisal suggests that appraisals generally resolve such disputes,” both...more
The Nevada Supreme Court has addressed the economic loss doctrine in the context of commercial construction disputes in a number of cases over the past several years. Nevada’s general rule, as detailed below, is that the...more
In California, the economic loss rule addresses the distinction between suits in contract and tort. A contract claim can typically be pursued to recover all damages proximately caused by breach of contract, unless expressly...more
Last week, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District reversed a trial court’s decision which dismissed a tenant’s lawsuit against a shopping center landlord based on the disparity between estimates of certain...more
The recent judgment of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Dymocks v Capral  NSWSC 343 held an architect and supplier liable for events that happened in 1989. This case is an important reminder that contracts...more
In its recent decision in Tower Ins. Co. of New York v. Blocker, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98296 (M.D. Fla. July 15, 2013), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida had occasion to consider the scope...more
The recent wildfires raging through Colorado have once again proven tragic for our state. The 2013 wildfire season has already led to loss of life, property and, in many cases, revenue. For many, insurance will provide the...more
Three days of unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding in Alberta, Canada. Calgary, the epicenter of Canada’s energy industry, was particularly hard hit, with flooding of the city itself and widespread loss of...more
A Return to the Basics -
Reading, understanding and interpreting an insurance policy can get pretty complicated. Coverage, exclusions, definitions, notice requirements, time limits – every provision of a policy can be...more
I was in trial last month.
I couldn’t have asked for a better judge. Smart, fair . . . and witty.
During the pretrial conference, opposing counsel and I were arguing over whether there was a difference between...more
Have you been involved in an accident on a construction site in Hawaii? If so, a ruling from Hawaii’s Court of Appeals may be relevant.
On Monday of this week, the Massachusetts’s Division of Insurance issued a bulletin mandating prompt investigation of business interruption, property damage and medical insurance claims by policyholders victimized by the...more
In an issue of first impression, and a rare opinion about insurance coverage, the Connecticut Supreme Court addressed whether an insurer has a duty to defend an additional insured when the complaint in the underlying personal...more
In a recent decision likely to significantly expand the use of tort law in areas previously restricted to contract law, the Supreme Court of Florida limited application of the economic loss doctrine to product liability...more
On January 16, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published its new guidance on vapor intrusion, including significant changes to the groundwater vapor intrusion screening levels....more
One of the most common items attorneys will put into a brief or a case presentation is an overhead map of the relevant area. Since the dawn of Google, attorneys have grown accustomed to copying and pasting the image of a...more
You own an business. During the holiday season a customer comes in your store and is physically assaulted and robbed by a third party. Are you, as the landowner, responsible? The answer: It depends on whether the criminal...more
Business owners routinely grant access to company facilities and property to third-parties for many reasons, from cleaning and organizing a warehouse to inspecting and repairing machinery. In the course of these business...more
In this issue:
Abolition of Distress... 1
Events and Announcements... 2
New Lawyers... 3
Transaction Focus... 7
Excerpt from Abolition of Distress:
The Ministry of Justice recently ended...more
In its recent decision in National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Federal Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 641 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 4, 2012), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had occasion to...more
As the flooding news from Thailand drags on, businesses must look to the lessons that past disasters can teach us - the Sendai earthquake and tsunami last March (the "Sendai Event"), Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and even...more
Originally published in Risk Management Monitor, June 17, 2011.
As floodwaters have threatened Missouri communities along the Mississippi River, and as the town of Joplin, Mississippi, reels from the recent devastating...more
Originally published in Law 360 - June 13, 2011.
As flood waters have threatened Missouri communities along the Mississippi river, and as the town of Joplin reels from the recent devastating tornado, the residents of...more
As flood waters successively threaten communities along the Mississippi River, the residents are quite appropriately absorbed with efforts to save lives and minimize damage to homes, businesses, and lives. But, eventually the...more
Tornadoes recently ravaged much of the southeastern United States, leaving unprecedented destruction in their wake. Early estimates indicate that in addition to the tragic loss of life, the recent tornadoes may have caused...more