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August 14, 2018

Exempt or Non-Exempt Employees

Whether you are an employer or an employee in New York, it is important to understand the distinction between exempt and non-exempt employees. For employers, treating non-exempt […]
August 14, 2018

GDPR and Insurance Coverage

On May 25, 2018, members of the European Economic Area will begin to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation, which governs the collection and processing of […]
July 24, 2018

NYC Employee’s Right to Disconnect

Given the ever-increasing reliance on digital technology, employees are more and more tethered to their smartphones – checking email during their commute, at the dinner table, […]
July 17, 2018

Determining Worker Classification

Why is worker classification important and how does it affect employers.? If a worker is an employee, you as the employer must withhold income taxes and […]
June 26, 2018

Pros and Cons of Mandatory Arbitration

With the explosion of employment litigation – in particular, wage and hour lawsuits – many employers are turning to mandatory arbitration agreements as a strategy to […]
June 20, 2018

Insurance Cyber Security Law Adopted By South Carolina

The Charleston CEO announced that “Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Department of Insurance Data Security Bill into law today. South Carolina will be the […]
May 30, 2018

How Courts Are Using TAR

In this class action lawsuit the plaintiff alleged that companies in the broiled chicken industry were colluding in order to limit the supply of chickens.  This […]
May 18, 2018

New York Department of Financial Services Find’s NRA “Carry Guard” Insurance in Violation of New York Insurance Law

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo recently announced that Lockton Cos., LLC and its affiliate Lockton Affinity, LLC have agreed to pay a $7 million fine […]
May 8, 2018

Shifting the Burden of eDiscovery Cost’s in Third Party Subpoenas

Although e-discovery has been part of complex commercial litigation for over a decade, there have been only a few federal appellate court rulings about e-discovery topics. […]
April 21, 2018

GDPR and eDiscovery

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s arrival is imminent. On May 25, the new regulation governing data privacy for citizens of the EU’s 28 member countries […]
April 3, 2018

Bad Faith Claims and Discovery

If an insurer could be facing a bad faith claim, what documents may be discoverable during litigation is an important consideration. While the ultimate outcome hinges […]
March 24, 2018

9th Circuit Upholds Ruling on Pigeon Excrement Coverage

In a recent ruling, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Capitol Insurance Company must shoulder alone an apartment complex’s $1.9 million dollar settlement […]