Wilson Elser

The Marijuana Industry’s Big Win: The DEA’s Refusal to Reschedule

Earlier this year, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) indicated it would have an announcement regarding a now five-year-old petition to reschedule cannabis, numerous industries on the “outside looking in” were eagerly…more
| Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pokémon GO: An Indicator of Product Liability in the App Economy

As a big law firm involved in the defense of Product Liability cases, of course we are interested in how Product Liability law will evolve to address the App Economy. Mobile apps (apps) are software applications designed to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Minefield of Appellate Jurisdiction: Timely Filing the Notice of Appeal May Not Be as Simple as It Seems

The notice of appeal is the most fundamental filing in appellate practice because it is the document that transfers jurisdiction from the trial court to the reviewing court. All state and federal reviewing courts require that…more
| Civil Procedure

How Far Is Too Far? New York Clarifies Potential Warnings Liability for Third-Party Products

It’s probably common knowledge to even a novice product liability practitioner that a manufacturer can be held liable for a defect in a component part supplied by another company that is integrated into the manufacturer’s end…more
| Products Liability

Chicago Joins Growing Trend in Requiring Paid Sick Leave

The City of Chicago joined an emerging national trend when it unanimously passed an ordinance that requires employers to provide workers with paid sick days. The change will go into effect on July 1, 2017, and expands…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

Recruiting Practice Reminders - If you are a hiring manager or human resources professional who posts job openings to your organization’s website, carefully review the content to ensure it is specific, clear and concise. Be…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Mobile Apps - Has the Marketplace Downloaded Potential Product Liability Risk?

For many consumers, it is hard to remember performing a daily routine without using a mobile application. App usage starts almost immediately - with a morning alarm that wakes you up slowly or with a coffee waiting for you at…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Health, Products Liability

NJ Supreme Court Opens Door to More Take-Home Exposure Claims against Landowners

On July 6, 2016, in Schwartz v. Accuratus Corporation, No. A-73-14-076195, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that individuals other than spouses exposed to take-home toxins may pursue claims against landowners…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

New York Imposes Duty on Mortgage Lenders to Maintain “Zombie Properties” and Increases Lenders’ Exposure for Premises Liability Claims

On June 23, 2016, New York State enacted legislation imposing a duty on banks and mortgage companies to maintain one- to four-family residential properties abandoned by their owners before they have foreclosed on the properties…more
| Finance & Banking, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

EU Article 31 Committee Approves EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program – Client Alert – Wilson Elser

On April 5, 2016, Wilson Elser released a client alert that outlined the details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program, the proposed replacement for the Safe Harbor arrangement for transfers of EU citizens’ private data to the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Drone Operational Rules Finalized by the FAA

On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new rules will take effect in late…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The Punishing Effect of Rule 11

Federal courts correct bad litigation behavior, eventually. People take being sued personally, and lawsuits can take an emotional toll on defendants, whether as an individual or as a representative of an employer. Anger and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Professional Malpractice

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: When the Bubble Bursts

Since 2008, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSs) have been mandatory in passenger cars, which include SUVs. As early as 2006, however, 30 percent of new passenger cars were already equipped with TPMSs. A TPMS alerts the…more
| Products Liability, Transportation

Law Firm’s Suit against Partner over Domain Name Highlights Essential Control of Proper Registration

Partners in a business rarely title real property in the name of one individual partner. Businesses do not let employees title bank accounts for the business in their individual names. Yet, when it comes to domain names,…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Expert’s Failure to Test Theory No “Silver Bullet” for Defense

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that an expert offering opinions on a proposed safer alternative design in a product liability matter does not need to perform any testing of the alternative…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability
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