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Florida Supreme Court Ruling Upends “Marriage Before Injury” Common Law Understanding of Spousal Recovery in Wrongful Death Cases

The Florida Supreme Court has upended a longstanding common law understanding of spousal recovery in wrongful death cases. In a recent decision, the Florida Supreme Court held that a spouse who married a decedent after the onset of the injury that caused decedent’s death is in fact a “surviving spouse” […]

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Thermonuclear Verdicts on the Rise According to Recent Study

Marathon Strategies published a study regarding the rise in the number of “nuclear verdicts”—those with verdicts surpassing $10 million in damages—in the United States in 2023 and termed a new phrase– “thermonuclear verdicts.” The number of cases with nuclear verdicts has increased in 2023 by 27% from 2022, a 15-year […]

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EPA’s Final Rule to Reduce Methane and Other Pollution from Oil and Natural Gas Operations

In November 2021, pursuant to the Biden Administration’s “U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Plan” and under the terms of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a proposed rule intended to mitigate climate-destabilizing pollution and protect human health by reducing greenhouse gases, including methane, and volatile organic compound […]

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NJSC Holds That Use of Fictitious Former Price May Violate the Consumer Fraud Act But Is Not Sufficient to Establish Loss

The New Jersey Supreme Court (4-3 split decision) held on March 25, 2024, that while a retailer may violate the Consumer Fraud Act, if there is no ascertainable loss, there are no real consequences (except potentially being court ordered to cease such practices). In Robey v. SPARC Grp. LLC, (2024 […]

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Supreme Court Decides Arbitration Exception Depends on Worker’s Role Versus Employer’s Industry

On April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the Bissonnette v. Lepage Bakeries Park St., LLC case, finding that plaintiffs may qualify for an exemption from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to allow their wage-and-hour suit to proceed federal court. Facts and Procedural History The […]

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The Federal Trade Commission Bans Noncompete Agreements: What Employers Need to Know

UPDATE (5/7/24): The final rule has been published in the Federal Register and is effective as of September 4, 2024. You may have seen the headlines announcing that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is banning noncompete clauses, but what actually happened, and what does it mean for your business? On […]

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Artificial Intelligence Continues to Transform the Globe in a Manner Not Seen Since the Advent of the Written Word

The New York State Bar Association Task Force on Artificial Intelligence recently issued a report to the NYSBA House of Delegates regarding artificial intelligence. The report provides recommendations and guidelines regarding the legal, social, and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and generative AI on the legal profession (“AI”). The report […]

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U.S. Appeals Court Limits the EPA’s Ability to Regulate PFAS Chemicals

In a recent legal decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to Inhance Technologies’ long-standing fluorination process, a process deployed for over four decades. The court ruled that Section 5 does not extend to Inhance Technology, LLC’s […]

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A Tidal Wave of Regulations: How New Federal Regulations on Drinking Water May Affect U.S. Businesses

New regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House will not be watering down toxic tort litigation any time soon. On April 10, 2024, the Biden-Harris administration issued a national first —a federal standard that seeks to regulate per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals”, in […]

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Redefining The Workforce: Implementation of the DOL’s Independent Contractor Rule

On March 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s much anticipated rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors officially came into effect. However, there are several pending lawsuits in different states seeking to prohibit the implementation of the new […]

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Amended FRE 702 Creates Path for Expert Challenges in Talc Litigation

A recent update to the federal rules governing the use of expert testimony/evidence in federal court will widely impact how scientific and medical evidence is presented to juries in federal matters, including talcum powder litigation. With the change to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence (“FRE 702”), defendants […]

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Summarizing “ILR Briefly: The Asbestos Over-Naming and Trust Transparency Problem: A Philadelphia Case Study”

Introduction Asbestos litigation has become a cornerstone of the American legal landscape, spanning over four decades, and involving more than a million individual personal injury claims across state and federal courts. In 2012, a commentary titled “The Philadelphia Story: Asbestos Litigation, Bankruptcy Trusts, and Changes in Exposure Allegations from 1991-2010” […]

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