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By Thalia Staikos
In California, employers are generally liable for damage caused by an employee's accident when that employee uses their personal vehicle for business purposes.
By James Rodgers, Seth Guiterman
In Kopetic v. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (April 12, 2018), Lewis Brisbois' client, a governmental entity who owns a container terminal in New York Harbor, was sued by an injured longshoreman...
By David Russo
On May 4, 2018, the Third Circuit in Liberty Woods International v. MV Ocean Quartz affirmed the District Court's dismissal of plaintiff's action for cargo damages while onboard the MV OCEAN QUARTZ.
By Jay Kramer, Sean Hoar
On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament voted to suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield)
By Bryan Thompson, Sean Hoar
The new law requires such businesses to be more transparent in their data collection and sharing practices.
By Matthew Johnston
On May 7, 2018, the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Oceanic Illsabe Limited affirmed the conviction and sentencing of a vessel owner and operator for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS).
By Joshua D. Curry, William W. Mauke
On June 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, concluded a patent owner may recover lost profit damages based on foreign activities when an accused infringer violates 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(2) ...
By Brian Slome
This spring, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility ("ABA") ...
By Greg Katz
When a case cannot be resolved on favorable terms, a defendant must be prepared to get the case dismissed via filing a motion for summary judgment or at trial. Lewis Brisbois' seasoned attorneys routinely defend general liability, labor law, transportation, and dram shop cases throughout the country.
By Robert Bernstein
Until recently, there has been a split in the courts of appeal in California regarding the extent to which contractors are excused from the prompt payment requirement for retentions.
By Sana Suhail
Lewis Brisbois recently obtained a summary judgment dismissal of a third-party suit alleging that the firm's insured steel company client must indemnify and defend the general contractor in an injured worker's suit.
By Ryan Young
The California Legislature has narrowed the scope of enforceable indemnity agreements applicable to licensed architects, engineers, and land surveyors through its amendment of Civil Code § 2782.8
By Patrick McCormick, Ryan Young
In January of this year, the California Supreme Court finally decided the long-standing question of whether the "Right to Repair Act" (SB800) provides the sole remedy in California residential construction defect cases, or whether homeowners can also pursue common law remedies (such as strict liability, negligence, etc.) in McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241.
By Kenneth D. O'Reilly
In a recent case, Lewis Brisbois successfully moved a federal court to compel arbitration of all of a contractor's claims against an engineering firm and to preclude an interlocutory appeal of the ruling.
By Bryan Thompson, Alyssa Watzman, David B. Sherman
On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1128 into law, amending the State's data breach notification statute and imposing significant new requirements on entities that must notify Colorado residents ...
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