Relying on the Supreme Court’s holding in Stolt-Nielsen, Second Circuit Determines that Class Arbitration Clause As Unconscionable

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Reinsurance Review Cases for July Edition

Here are the full cases discussed in this month's edition of Reinsurance Review Ario.v.Underwriting Members of Lloyd's of London Syndicates Hartford Steam Boilers.v.Underwriters at

Reinsurer Appeals Order to Sixth Circuit in Which It Is Required To Advance $3.2M In Defense Costs

Axis Reinsurance Co. v. Geostar Corp. (N.D. Michigan May 25, 2010) Reinsurer was ordered to advance defense costs in a claim involving investor lawsuits over an allegedly fraudulent investment

Reinsurance Cases for November Edition of Reinsurance Review

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Ransomware in Healthcare – A Clear and Present Danger

By Steven "Steve" D. Gravely, Esq. and Erin S. Whaley, Esq. of Troutman Sanders LLP Ransomware has become a major threat to electronic records systems worldwide. The US government reported recently

Ransomware: Preparing for the Storm That’s A Brewin

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Reference Guide for Reference Letters

By Adrian Elmslie, Esq. of Dentons One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a

Reservation of Rights Letters Preserved Coverage Defenses

By Robert Tugander, Esq. of Rivkin Radler LLP  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has rule

Rescission Available to Insurer Whose Insured Lied in Insurance Application About Use of Experimental Weight Loss Techniques

By Clayton D. Waterman, Esq. & Christian A. Cavallo, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla In Essex Insurance Company v. Galilee Medical Center S.C d/b/a MRI Lincoln Imaging Center, the insured, Galilee, re

Revisiting Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status in the Digital Age

By Bennett Pine, Esq. of Anderson Kill P.C. In a recent Wall Street Journal article spotlighted research showing that in many industries, software and other forms of technology have increasingly ta

Risk in Cyberattacks on Professional Services Firm

By Gregory Bautista, Esq. Wilson Elser Cyber Incident Response Team has seen an alarming uptick in cyber-criminal activity targeted at professional services firms, particularly accounting firms. As

Recent Court Decisions Show Fight Over ACA is Alive and Well

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Retailer's Guide to Defending Retailer's Guide to Defending against Workplace Violence

  By Avi Meyerstein and Alka Ramchandani, Esq, of Jackson Lewis P.C.   Violence is a leading cause of workplace deaths in the last 15 years and causes 48 percent of worke

Rocky Road Ahead for Ashley Madison after Widespread Damage Arising from Disclosure of Personal Information

By Scott Sweeney, Esq. of Wilson Elser et al   Ashley Madison, the self-described “world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters” is the latest high-pro

Recent Cases Recognize Limits to Employee's Attempts at Self-Help to Support Retaliation Claims

By Dylan B. Carp, Esq. of Jackson Lewis P.C.   Two recent cases from opposite coasts confirm that employees do not have an unfettered right to steal their employer’s documents not

Right to Criticize Gets a Bigger Public Platform on the Internet with the Introduction of .sucks Domains

By Adam R. Bialek, Esq. and Gregory N. Brescia, Esq. of Wilson Elser   The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly known as ICANN, has recently approved more

Ray Rice Saga: Not Just About The Punishment Fitting the Crime

By Howard M. Bloom, Esq. of Jackson Lewis P.C.   The disturbing domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife may raise issues for professi

Recent Decision Provides Opportunity to Strengthen Bad Faith Defenses

By Christopher J. Tellner, Esq. of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP   A recent trial court discovery opinion further enlarges what is discoverable in Pennsylvania coverage actions, espec

Recent Trends Concerning Reservation of Rights in Pennsylvania

By Thomas Paschos, Esq. of Thomas Paschos & Associates, P.C. Insurance carriers and coverage professionals are often confronted with a myriad of issues related to the duty to defend and the

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