Litigation

Judge Rules Business-Interruption Insurance Covers Pandemic Closure

A court in North Carolina has ruled in favor of a policy holder in a COVID-19 business-interruption coverage lawsuit. The plaintiffs were a group of…

Fear Of COVID May Justify Attorney Withdrawal, Says New York Bar

An advisory opinion from the New York State Bar Association says that if a lawyer fears contracting Covid as a result of some aspect of…

No Privilege For Lawyer Doubling As HR Chief

An in-house attorney moved through company ranks to become Director of Human Resources. However, she continued to provide legal advice to the company, according to…

Remote Litigation Is Here To Stay

2020 is likely to prove to be the year when the world took a giant step toward a new societal norm we now call “virtual.”…

Whistleblower Sues EPA and Energy Department

A whistleblower who served as the deputy chief of staff of the EPA in 2017 and 2018 has sued both the EPA over his removal…

Forget Class Actions, Says Concussion Lawyer, Now Targeting The NCAA.

The attorney who first made the case against the NFL over player concussions – and who was once featured by the NYT Times magazine as…

Impersonator, Using Password “Help,” Breaches 401K Account

A hacker convinced a 401K “record keeper” for Abbott Labs to change an employee’s account password, and then managed to sprit away $245,000. The record…

Where A Corporation Must Litigate At Issue In Supreme Court Case

Venue is often a key factor in deciding whether to pursue litigation, and it is the issue in the Supreme Court’s consideration of Ford Motor Co.…

On One Key Regulatory Precedent, Amy Barrett Is A Cipher

Speculation about how a Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett would rule has focused on Roe v Wade and Obamacare (not to mention questions arising…

Is Internet Gaming Addictive?

Although gaming disorder was defined as an addiction by the World Health Organization in 2018, and that designation has been used as the basis for…

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