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Appraisal is an Appraisal is an Appraisal, Except in Mass.

by Zelle LLP on

Like Gertrude Stein’s “rose”, an appraisal is an appraisal is an appraisal except in Massachusetts. Massachusetts’ version of appraisal is a statutory process named “reference.” Although a reference proceeding is very similar...more

When a Policy Limits Offer is Not Enough: A Cautionary Tale of a Failure to Settle Case

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a recent unpublished decision, the California Court of Appeals upheld a $3 million judgment against an auto liability insurer that rejected proposed language in a settlement agreement, notwithstanding the insurer’s policy...more

Serving the Master: Challenging the Authority Power or Jurisdiction of the Master-in-Equity

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” – Ernest Hemingway Masters-in-equity and special referees operate only when the circuit courts refer actions to them. Rule 53 of the South...more

Employed vs Self Employed Status

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Mr Conroy, a referee, brought a claim for unfair dismissal against the Scottish Football Association (SFA). The Employment Tribunal agreed with the SFA's argument that Mr Conroy was self-employed (as opposed to an employee),...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 65-World Cup Report-Part I

by Thomas Fox on

The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, Episode 65 is out. In this episode, I begin a 4 part World Cup series with Mike Brown, Managing Director of Infortal. In this episode we discuss bribery and corruption of referees and...more

Do Referees Face Liability for Their Decisions in Sports Contests?

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The doctrine of assumption of risk is a familiar one in the sports-torts arena. The general rule is that an athlete assumes the normal, commonly appreciated risks associated with playing his or her particular sport. It cannot...more

Can a Receiver Be Assigned to a Referree by Stipulation, and Take Instruction from the Referee?

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Can a receiver be assigned to a referee by stipulation, and take instruction from the referee? A receiver is an officer of the court, appointed by and directed by the court....more

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