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Maureen McGuirl On Vertical Agreements For The Small-Firm Practitioner

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Maureen McGuirl discusses conduct that presents antitrust risks for attorneys when reviewing contracts or business practices and otherwise advising clients. Ms. McGuirl sets out a frame work to help attorneys recognize this conduct when considering vertical agreements...

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied an insurer's petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a 1986 injunction issued in asbestos manufacturer Johns-Manville Corp.'s bankruptcy proceedings does not apply...

Summary Judgment Granted In Virginia Breach Of Contract Action Against Restaurant Chain

A U.S. district judge in Virginia has ruled that a restaurant chain operator is liable for breach of contract and is obligated to pay a franchise consulting company for sales and marketing services that the consultant performed for the chain under the contract between the two companies. Rejecting the...

Jury: Insured Incurred $4 Million In Covered Hurricane Wilma Damages Under Excess Policy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Jan. 30 found that a Florida property manager insured incurred $4 million in covered losses from Hurricane Wilma, rendering a verdict against the excess insurer following a 10-day trial (...

Vandeventer Black LLP: Just Sign Here: Try To Get Contract Terms in Writing

By James W. Walker Have you ever performed work for a client without getting the client’s signature on a contract? If a problem later surfaced, could you enforce its terms? In many states, the answer is a resounding …maybe. Signed contracts are important because they establish with certainty...