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Keller & Heckman LLP: Western Sugar v. ADM: Member Liability for Association Action
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Trade associations allow members to create a collective voice, advocating or promoting policies that benefit their industry. Associations and members must be careful because, under certain circumstances, individual members may be held liable for statements... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP Alert: Florida Supreme Court Rules State Vicarious Liability Law Preempted
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Ballard Spahr Consumer Financial Services Group The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Company that the State law imposing vicarious liability on short-term car lessors is preempted by the federal Graves Amendment... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Trademark Licensors As 'Apparent Manufacturers' In Product Liability Cases
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Although by no means a "hell hole" jurisdiction, it is difficult for a peripheral asbestos defendant to obtain summary judgment in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. Once summary judgment is denied, many asbestos... Read More