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Ohio Supreme Court Rewrites, and Protects, the Tripartite Relationship Between Attorney, Client, and Insurer

If your business has employment practices liability insurance, or deals with insurance companies for other coverages, you are probably aware of the strange three-headed relationship that exists between you (the insured), your insurance company, and the attorney your insurance company hires to defend...

Internal Investigations: Mistrial Declared After Investigation Notes Produced DURING TRIAL

Often, when faced with the need to investigate an employee's complaint of harassment or discrimination, employers will ask their regular company counsel to investigate the allegation and defend the company if litigation ensues. The recent mistrial declared by Judge Adams in the United States...

Workplace Investigations: $300,000 in Sanctions Highlights Risks of Using Employer’s Regular Counsel

Most employers and their regular counsel and HR managers are by now well aware of an employer's legal duty to promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigate any complaint of perceived discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. They also generally understand that an employer may avoid liability...