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After a Car Accident

by Howard Ankin on

The steps taken in the minutes, days, and weeks following a crash can have a significant impact on the success of an accident claim. Myths and misinformation about car insurance companies, tort laws, and other auto accident...more

Decade-Long Battle Between Policyholder, Reinsurer, And Retrocessionaire To Continue As Reinsurer Files Notice Of Appeal

by Carlton Fields on

A Brazilian mining and steelmaking company (Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, S.A. (“CSN”)), a Brazilian insurance company (IRB Brazil Resseguros, S.A. (“IRB”)), and an American insurance company (National Indemnity Company...more

Trespass by Fracking Recognized in Pennsylvania

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Briggs v. Southwestern Energy is another way to say “chaos” in Pennsylvania. The Superior Court ruled that fracking may constitute a trespass when subsurface frac-fluid and proppants cross boundary lines and extend into the...more

When it comes to theft, the fiduciary vs. settlor function debate is meaningless

by Ary Rosenbaum on

A friend of mine called me up a few weeks back and was telling me a story how he had a debate with Jeff Richie from Vantage Benefits at a conference a few years back. Richie claimed he had some writing from the Department of...more

Liability regulation of online platforms in the UK

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK's diverse ecology of online platforms is a key growth engine for the UK economy and society. It enables knowledge discovery, sales, social and economic interaction and the sharing and distribution of content. Please...more

Back to the Basics: Cost Effective Strategies for the Reduction of Law Enforcement Liability

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

Law enforcement risk management programs and related training goals typically concentrate on the traditional high liability areas: firearms and weapons, use of force, driving, arrest techniques, first responder and first aid,...more

N.Y. Court of Appeals Lowers the Bar on Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Cases

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On April 3, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals issued a closely divided opinion in Rodriguez v. City of New York, Case No. 32, holding that plaintiffs need not establish the absence of their own comparative negligence in...more

Compliance with Contractual Provisions to Procure Insurance: The Illusion of Coverage Provided by Certificates of Insurance

by Jaburg Wilk on

Commercial contracts often require the party with less bargaining power to procure insurance for the party with more bargaining power as a way to shift risk and potential liability. General Contractors often require a...more

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity And Protects Pasadena from Liability - Court clarified availability of trail immunity...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Trail immunity has been examined by the appellate courts numerous times over the past 18 months, most recently in Arvizu v. City of Pasadena, where the plaintiff entered a public park after hours and injured himself when he...more

Nebraska Amends Provisions Regarding Security Instruments

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Nebraska recently enacted legislation clarifying the requirements for a lender to release its lien upon the satisfaction of the obligation secured thereby and receipt of a written request for release, and the consequences for...more

Eleventh Circuit Upholds EEOC Verdict Challenging Employer’s Policy Favoring Current Employees For Open Positions

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a cautionary tale for all employers, the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld a jury verdict of intentional discrimination in an EEOC lawsuit when an employer hired a current employee who was facing an...more

Unexpected Loopholes to Liability for Special Events

by Barley Snyder on

The upcoming warmer weather will signal the start of race season, with organizations and businesses throughout central Pennsylvania hosting 5k run/walks, bike races and or any kind of outdoor activity to raise money for...more

Self Driving Cars and Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

by The Roth Firm on

New Legislation Regarding Self-Driving Cars - A Vision for Safety 2.0 - Federal Automated Vehicles Policy - SELF Driving Act - American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technology Act (AV...more

AV Accidents: Consumers Want Clarity on Liability

by Miller Canfield on

The rapid evolution of automated driving systems (ADS) is bringing radical change to government regulations, industry practices, the potential obsolescence of human drivers and will also change the legal landscape for...more

It Is Time To Amend The New Jersey Equestrian Activities Liabilities Act

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

New Jersey proposed bills S2037 and A1050 would revise the State’s “equine animal activities law in accordance with recommendations of New Jersey Law Revision Commission to clarify responsibility and liability issues.”...more

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Circuit Split Regarding CERCLA Contribution Claims After Settlement and The Statute of Limitation

Asarco, LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Company, 866 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2017). In a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) contribution case, the Ninth Circuit addressed three issues of...more

Re-Evaluating Liability Exposure And Security Needs In The Era Of Mass Shootings

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

During the last five years, the United States has seen a drastic increase in mass shootings. On November 5, 2017, just after 11:00a.m., a gunman entered a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire. That Sunday...more

Wearing a Seat Belt and its Affect on your Personal Injury Claim 

by The Brown Firm on

Wearing a seat belt while driving should be second nature to motor vehicle drivers in Georgia. Not only is it required by law, but can potentially save your life if you become involved in an accident. ...more

GAO Questions FAA’s Methodology for Determining Shared Industry-Liability Risks for Commercial Space Launch Accidents

by LeClairRyan on

For the second time in 10 months, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has questioned the FAA’s calculations in determining the proper balancing of risk between the federal government and the commercial space...more

3 Methods to Help Prove Fault in an Auto Accident Case

by The Brown Firm on

When you are involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident one of the first questions to come up is who was at fault for the collision. The answer to this question will have a huge impact on the person at-fault, and the insurance...more

'Zeran v. AOL': The Anti-Circumvention Tool

by Jaburg Wilk on

If I were an expert survivalist who was offered one tool to survive alone in the elements, I would probably choose a fire starter … but maybe a knife, a pot, or duct tape. Really, I would want all of those items because no...more

New Law Holds Contractors Liable for Subcontractors’ Non-Payment of Wages

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Assembly Bill 1701 (AB 1701) provides a “direct contractor” is liable for the wages, benefits and contributions (plus interest) owed by its subcontractor(s), even if the subcontractor has been paid for the work. A “direct...more

House of Representatives Seeks To Clarify Lack Of Liability for Incidental and Accidental Take under Migratory Bird Treaty Act

by Nossaman LLP on

On November 8, 2017, the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved an amendment to oil and gas-related legislation, the SECURE Act (H.R. 4239), that is intended to obviate liability for the incidental...more

Current Issues for Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Campus Real Estate, Property Management, Tax Credits The 15th Annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers conference was held in San Francisco, where attendees listened to and learned from both in-house and outside counsel at...more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Widens the Net for Negligent Misrepresentation Claims Against Professionals

by Wilson Elser on

A recent ruling by Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court has expanded the scope of liability for negligent misrepresentation to include a class of potential defendants far beyond those expressly exposed under a prior...more

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