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The Buck Stops Here: CEOs Held Most Accountable by Directors for Major Data Breaches

According to a recent joint survey of nearly 200 directors of public companies by the New York Stock Exchange and Veracode, CEOs are most likely to be held responsible in the event of a major data breach, ahead of the chief…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Communications Decency Act May Disappoint

California boldly made an example out of a felonious website owner who operated a website dedicated to shaming, embarrassing and harassing complete strangers. Following the first-ever prosecution of the operator of a “revenge…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Florida Supreme Court Reaffirms Need to Object to Inconsistent Verdict Before Jury Is Discharged

On May 14, 2015 the Supreme Court of Florida rejected the “fundamental nature” exception with regard to objecting to an inconsistent verdict in products liability cases and announced that “a timely objection is required to an…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Florida High Court Finds State Insurer Immune From Statutory Bad Faith Claims (updates article posted on Oct. 31, 2014)

After its property was damaged by a hurricane, Perdido Sun Condominium Association filed an insurance claim with Citizens Property Insurance Corp., a state-created entity that provides property insurance. Perdido Sun was not…more
| Insurance

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Trial Courts May Consider Equity on Fact-Bound Motions for Relief from Judgments

Section 2-1401 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that courts may grant relief from a judgment on petition made within thirty days of the original entry of the judgment. The statute further provides that the old…more
| Civil Procedure

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Deed Tax, Illuminates Constitutional Tax Analysis

In the closing days of the recently concluded May term, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its decision in Marks v. Vanderventer, unanimously upholding the constitutionality of a statewide surcharge on the recording of…more
| Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

No Cause of Action for Wrongful Death by Suicide, Illinois Supreme Court Holds

In the closing days of the May term, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously declined an invitation to create a tort cause of action for wrongful death in cases where the decedent committed suicide…more
| Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Credit Crunch Digest - May 2015

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the nearly $6 billion Forex settlement between the big banks and various regulatory agencies; a judgment against RBS and Nomura in a mortgage-backed securities lawsuit brought by…more
| Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

House Passes FACT Act of 2015

On May 14, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 526, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015, by a 19-9 vote. A similar bill (S.357) has been introduced in the U.S…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Products Liability

California District Court Grants Summary Judgment Based on Lack of Evidence Supporting Claims for Asbestos Exposure

A California district court recently granted summary judgment in favor of four defendants on the grounds that plaintiffs had no evidence that a decedent was exposed to asbestos from defendants’ products. (Livingston v. ABB,…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Ninth Circuit Adheres to Narrow Interpretation of “Local Single Event” Exception Under CAFA

In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a suit brought against Boeing and its environmental remediation contractor over alleged groundwater contamination that occurred over the course of 40 years does…more
| Civil Procedure, Toxic Torts

Texas Supreme Court Eliminates Premises Liability for Concurrent Acts of Premises Employees

In Magdalena Adrienna Abutahoun, et al. v. The Dow Chemical Company, 2015 WL 2147979, the Supreme Court of Texas affirmed the overturning of a jury verdict against Dow, finding it owed no duty related to the plaintiffs’ claims…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Connecticut Supreme Court’s Insurer-Friendly Decision on Data Breach Incident

On January 27, 2014, the Sedgwick Insurance Law Blog posted the following summary entitled, “ Highway Data Dump – Who are You Going to Call to Recover $6 Million?,” addressing the appellate decision in Recall Total Info. Mgmt.,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Minding Your (Policy) Language – Indiana Supreme Court Certifies Pro Rata Allocation Ruling From Lower Court

Courts have struggled between two approaches on how to allocate damages when multiple, consecutive CGL policies have been triggered in situations involving continuous injury or property damage. The majority approach, pro rata…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

The Illinois Supreme Court In 2014: A Look At The Stats

For the last two years, we’ve taken a close statistical look at the previous year’s decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court to see what insights could be gained about the court’s voting patterns and decision-making dynamics…more
| Civil Procedure
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