Wilson Elser

150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017, United States

  • 212.490.3000
  • 212.490.3038

E-Cigarettes: The Safer Alternative?

E-cigarettes have gained widespread popularity as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes, with hundreds of millions of these devices expected to be imported into the United States in 2015. The majority of imported…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

NJ Supreme Court Issues Companion Decisions That Impact Insurers’ Handling of UM/UIM Matters and Address New Jersey’s “Fairly Debatable” Bad Faith Standard

On February 18, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued companion decisions – Badiali v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group and Wadeer v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group – that impact insurers’ handling of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Seller Beware: Eighth Circuit Finds Insurer Potentially Liable for Enrollment Mistakes of Employer

In Silva v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 762 F.3d 711 (8th Cir. 2014), the Eighth Circuit joined a number of other circuits in recognizing equitable remedies of reformation and surcharge based on a breach of fiduciary…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Insurance

The SEC and FINRA Will Continue to Audit the Financial Services Industry to Ensure Cybersecurity Protocols Are Current and Viable

On February 2, 2015, Wilson Elser released an overview entitled Corporate Hacking and the Financial Services Industry that provided in-house counsel with talking points to better discuss and understand their corporate…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

“Ban-the-Box” Legislation Limits Inquiries About Criminal Background Checks

A growing number of state and local jurisdictions are enacting “ban-the-box” legislation that limits an employer’s ability to ask about criminal convictions on employment applications. Some jurisdictions are imposing stiff…more
| Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

Ohio High Court: State Oil and Gas Law Trumps Anti-fracking Zoning Rules Enacted by a Municipality

The Ohio Supreme Court, in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485, issued the first state high court decision to consider and reject the proposition that local anti-fracking zoning…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Boom or Bust? Cyber Security and Data Breach Loss in Latin America

Every day in the news we are assaulted by reports of cyber security and data breaches of industry giants, major retailers and financial conglomerates that compromise the privacy and security of millions. In the wake of such…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Colorado Supreme Court: Late Notice Inexcusable under Claims-Made Policies

Facts - In Craft v. Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co., 2015 CO 11 (Colo. Feb. 17, 2015), Craft was the principal shareholder and president of two entities to which Philadelphia issued claims-made directors and officers…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance, Securities Law

Modification of Florida Law Imposes New Requirements on the Use of Child Safety Restraint Seats

Most new parents are aware that they need to purchase a car seat for their newborn children. Effective January 1, 2015, a new law in Florida, House Bill 225, which modifies Florida Statute section 316.613, is getting attention…more
| Personal Injury

Fourth District Reverses Lower Court Ruling in Construction Defect Litigation

On January 22, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeals issued for publication its decision in McMillin Companies LLC v. American Safety Indemnity Company, 4th Dist. Div. 1, D063586. The case is significant in…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Call Me, Maybe

Uncertainty Remains for Financial Institutions’ Client Communications Under the TCPA - There has been an increase in lawsuits against financial institutions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and recent…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Long-tail Risk on the Horizon for the Tanning Bed Industry

As the United States continues through a winter that included a historic blizzard in the Northeast, many of us may be longing for summer days spent on the beach, soaking up the sun and working on a tan. A number of people,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

3D Printing in Medicine – Now?

Advances in medical technology have made it possible to interpret x-rays from half way around the world, perform surgery through robots and diagnose dermatological conditions via Skype. Today we are on the cusp of further…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Appellate Court Finds No Malicious Product Tampering Coverage for Westland’s Ground Beef

In 2008, Windsor Food Quality Company, Ltd. (Windsor) purchased Westland/Hallmark Meat Company’s (Westland’s) ground beef as an ingredient to be used in its José Olé® frozen food products. On January 30, 2008, the U.S…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

$1 Million Punitive Damages Award in New Jersey Asbestos Case

A $7.5 million verdict was rendered on January 15, 2015, by a Middlesex County jury in the matter of Condon v. Advanced Thermal Hydronics, et al., Docket No.: MID-L-5695-13AS, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Products Liability
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