On October 29, 2013, the California Court of Appeal affirmed as proper a trial court’s refusal to give defendant John Crane, Inc.’s (Crane’s) requested jury instruction on the “sophisticated user” defense. In Anne Pfeifer, et...more
As of August 2013, since the fallout from the recent financial crisis, the FDIC as receiver for failed banks has brought suit against former directors and officers of 76 failed institutions. These lawsuits are based on...more
In practice, employment discrimination litigation involves a burden shifting system: the aggrieved employee must make an initial showing of discrimination called a prima facie case, and the employer can then present evidence...more
I’m tired of hearing insurance defense lawyers described as devils: unethical, uncaring, evil, dedicated to destruction of valid claims and to refusing appropriate compensation for real injuries. I’ve been representing...more
New Jersey law prohibits a person from driving when that person’s driver’s license has been suspended or revoked....more
On July 10, 2013, a majority of a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania cut a new path for insureds and insurers with respect to defense under reservations of rights. See The Babcock & Wilcox Company, et al....more
On June 4, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Harris v. Amgen, reversing an order granting a motion to dismiss and reviving a class action ERISA lawsuit based on allegedly imprudent investments in company stock. In...more
In this presentation:
- Overview and recommendations regarding hearing procedures.
- Ways to maximize confidentiality and immunity protections under state law, HCQIA and the Patient Safety Act.