Sandhya M. Feltes is a principal of the Philadelphia-area
law firm of Kaplin Stewart, where is a member of the Construction Law and
Commercial Litigation Departments. In
this clip Feltes provides an overview of Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement
On this edition, Paul Walker-Bright of Reed Smith in Chicago discusses the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act that deal with or affect the insurance industry, aspects of the industry that may be exempt from Act's insurance provisions and the authority...
Court of California concluded that when an offer for a unilateral contract is
made and part of the consideration requested is rendered, the offeror is bound
to a contract, but the duty of immediate performance is conditioned on the
This LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis discusses insurance
coverage for construction defects or faulty workmanship under Commercial General
Liability policies, which has long been a contentious issue between insurers
and policyholders. Numerous jurisdictions...
Most parties believe that whichever business sends the final
form is the one left standing and therefore should be the controlling form for
legal purposes if a dispute arises. However a more detailed analysis of Texas
case law interpreting its adopted...
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v.
Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (2010) that a challenge to the validity of an
arbitration agreement that contains a provision delegating to the arbitrator
exclusive authority to resolve threshold...
force majeure clause is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees
both parties from liability or obligation when there is an extraordinary event
or circumstance beyond the parties' control. However, force majeure is not
intended to excuse...
Murray, partner, Murray, Hogue & Lannis, discusses possible drafting
pitfalls in creating complex indemnity provisions in contracts designed to
manage costs and risks of loss.
This is a
cautionary tale for attorneys...
Jon Neiditz is a partner with Nelson Mullins
Riley & Scarborough in Atlanta. He
spoke at the "NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Liability
Forum" produced by HB Litigation Conferences and held July 7-8, 2010, in
Richard Hershman , senior
managing director and leader of financial services for FTI Consulting Inc.
spoke at HB's
Reinsurance Outlook 2010 on Feb. 9, 2010 on lessons learned from his
experience with reinsurance audits. He and co-panelist John L...
Richard J. Bortnick is a member in the West Conshohocken, Pa., office of Cozen O'Connor, where he serves as chair of the firm's Professional Liability Practice Area within the Global Insurance Group. In this clip he makes the argument that privacy...
Richard J. Bortnick is a member in the West Conshohocken, Pa., office of Cozen O'Connor, where he serves as chair of the firm's Professional Liability Practice Area within the Global Insurance Group. In this clip he discusses the evolution of...
arbitration proceedings, the Chair guides the procedural issues. This article
discusses the role of the Chair and provides guidance.
Mr. Robbins writes: Most procedural issues fall on the
shoulders of the panel Chairperson. How that authority is...
is a forum of equity based on evidence, and parties who take this route should
get to the issue at hand without slowing down the process with the unnecessary
trappings of litigation. From the perspective of an experienced arbitrator and
Mary Clark discusses methods for successful alternative billing arrangements, from the Inside Counsel 10th Annual SuperConference.
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Pat Lamb of Valorem Law Group speaks on Alternative Fee Billing, from the Inside Counsel 10th Annual Superconference
department should develop a strategic plan to assure that its view of its role
and the view held by its clients coincide. A plan also enables a law department
to chart out details of that role, what resources it has and what additional...
Margit Livingston analyzes a recent bankruptcy case in which the court apparently
misunderstood the distinction between chattel perfection and fixture filings.
perfect security interests under Article 9 of the...
cyber-attacks and data breaches are becoming increasingly commonplace,
management and corporate boards are seeking avenues to transfer a wide-range of
potential cyber risks through an insurance policy. Mr. Zeichner discusses the
four key questions...
Texas practitioners understand the need to expressly set out the types of
negligence they wish to receive or give indemnity upon to an indemnitee. They
also understand, and most generally comply with the requirement for
Paul J. McNulty, Stephen Martin, Patrick Thesing
challenging legal and regulatory environment has made it absolutely essential
to establish an effective global compliance program. This need is fueled by the
by Steve Kranz, Diann Smith and Beth Freeman
May 6, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative
(CAL), chaired by Representative Steven Cohen (D-TN), held a hearing on
income taxation to explore what role, if any...
Court opinion, Automatic Canteen Co. v. FTC, brought some order to Section
2(f). Prior to that time, the FTC had not brought an action under Section 2(f).
Automatic Canteen promulgated substantive and evidentiary rules for determining
On this edition, Chad Hoekstra of HH Advisors and Jonathan B. Wilson of Taylor English Duma LLP discuss how valuing a renewable energy company raises unique issues that can affect the structuring of the investment agreements and financing agreements....