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Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
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Superman's Legal Duty
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Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
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Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers.
On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more
A November 27, 2013 opinion from the Idaho Supreme Court reinstated a former Assistant Vice Principal’s claim seeking damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress. This decision highlights that allegedly harassing...more
On November 12, the United States State Supreme Court denied cert in ACS Recovery Services, Inc., v. Griffin 723 F.3d 518 (5th Cir. 2013), preserving a 5th Circuit Court ruling which closed the door on another means of...more
As this blog illustrated recently, sentiments posted on Facebook, if sufficiently vulgar or offensive, can cause a person to lose his job.
The Seventh Circuit recently issued a decision analyzing whether a profane and...more
This booklet is intended as a basic guide to host liability, which is the potential for personal and corporate liability for injuries sustained by employees, clients and other persons as a result of alcohol intoxication. This...more
In North Carolina the redress for an on-the-job injury is strictly limited to the “exclusive remedy” provision of the NC’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this Act, jurisdiction is given to the NC Industrial Commission and...more
In addition to proving “but for” (a.k.a., cause-in-fact) causation, the plaintiff must also prove as a separate element of causation that the injury was foreseeable to the defendant. In general, to prove foreseeability, the...more
It’s commonplace to say that “careful planning” is an obvious and vital element of any construction project, but it’s only the first foreseeable step in prevention. As all involved in 21st century construction are (or should...more
Moradi v. Marsh USA, Inc. California Court of Appeal -
Second Appellate District (September 17, 2013) -
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. v. Department of Transportation California Court of Appeal -
There is no crying in football, but is there harassment? The Miami Dolphins, a National Football League (NFL) franchise, faces this question in the wake of a highly-publicized bullying scandal involving the Dolphins’...more
The first week in November was a particularly interesting period in the National Football League, especially as it applies to what is acceptable behavior between football teammates and in a professional locker...more
A Hillsborough County eighth grader decided to video her bus ride, hoping to catch the bus driver cursing. Instead she captured video showing the female bus driver texting while driving and the school bus veering from its...more
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently issued two rulings that have a significant impact on the way employers may defend cases brought under West Virginia's deliberate intent statute (W.Va. Code § 23-4-2)....more
Employers may have a defense to defamation claims if they include hyperlinks to authoritative sources in their social media activities, e.g., blogging, Facebook posts or "tweeting", according to a New York federal court in...more
In its recent decision in RSUI Indem. Co. v. American States Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161805 (E.D. La. Nov. 13, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana had occasion to consider the...more
The Marriott company holiday party in Del Mar, California in December 2009 was like many other company parties. The party was held at the Del Mar Marriott hotel and all employees were welcome, but attendance was clearly...more
With the bankruptcy of dozens of traditional defendants in asbestos litigation, plaintiffs' attorneys have been creative in pursuing claims in previously untapped areas. One such area is alleged oilfield worker exposure via...more
Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Employer Was Entitled To "Substantial Motivating Factor" Jury Instruction -
Alamo v. Practice Mgmt. Info. Corp., 219 Cal. App. 4th 466 (2013) -
In one of the first appellate opinions to consider the new jury...more
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the state's Department of Transportation did not engage in sexual orientation discrimination when it denied survivor benefits to the same-sex partner of a state trooper killed in the line...more
Although a personal injury complaint filed by a subcontractor’s employee alleged direct negligence only against the additional insured contractor, the vicarious liability coverage afforded the additional insured was...more
We all know that police in Ontario are cracking down on distracted drivers, particularly those handling cell phones or texting while driving. But now a private motor vehicle accident lawsuit is alleging that a driver was...more
Question: Is an employer liable for the damage caused by its employee when that employee is involved in an automobile accident outside of work hours and on a personal errand? Answer: As with most things, it...more
Landon v. Kroll Laboratory Specialists, No. 2013-142 (N.Y. Ct. of Appeals Oct. 10, 2013) (Lippman, C.J.): A recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals has far-ranging implications in the area of employee drug testing....more
A majority of the High Court (4:2) has handed down a significant decision in Comcare v PVYW  HCA 41, which has clarified the meaning of a "work-related injury" and closely examined what was said in Hatzminanolis v ANI...more