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Social Media “Friending” Between Judges and Lawyers - Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein PA et al. v. United Services Automobile Association, 229 So.3d 408 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2017). Risk Management Issue: What are the dangers when an...

The court unglued the plaintiff’s motion to certify a statewide class in a slack fill action against the makers of Krazy Glue, granting the defendant’s motion to deny certification....
By: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up the Heat on Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions - On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a surprisingly shareholder-friendly...

The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) has had a long-standing practice of forbidding employers from having a representative present when an ASCHR investigator interviewed non-managerial employees regarding discrimination complaints,...

The varying appellate fortunes of patentees regarding the question of obviousness is illustrated nicely in the Federal Circuit decision in Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC handed down earlier this month. The statute, 35 U.S.C. § 103, was intended...

On September 4, 2018, FHA issued a policy waiver to permit lenders to begin conducting damage inspections for new FHA loans in lava flow zones 3-9 in the Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Area on the Big Island of Hawaii, even though the FEMA...

With formidable winds, tremendous storm surge and prolonged rain, the damage caused by Hurricane Florence will no doubt reignite the age-old debate: what happens when damage is caused by both covered and excluded perils? The two predominant cause...

On September 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) released Revenue Procedure 2018-48 (the “Revenue Procedure”), which provides guidance on how certain items of foreign-related income are treated for purposes of determining whether a...

Effective for hospital inpatient admissions on or after October 1, 2018, CMS has removed the requirement that a signed physician order must be present in the medical record to establish inpatient coverage. While this guidance would appear to remove...

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