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May 23, 2013

Summary Judgment Motion: Discoverability is Based on Knowledge and Defendants Have Responsibility to Act Promptly As Well

Summary Judgment Motion: Discoverability is Based on Knowledge and Defendants Have Responsibility to Act Promptly As Well An instructive case indicating that defendants have to act quickly regarding possible crossclaims (or Third Party actions), in the context here of a slip and fall case.  Download PDF Toronto Insurance Lawyers A downtown Toronto law firm focusing […]

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May 19, 2013

Who Controls an Audit Committee’s Privilege and Work Product Protection if the Company Declares Bankruptcy?

Who Controls an Audit Committee’s Privilege and Work Product Protection if the Company Declares Bankruptcy? Many courts recognize that a corporation’s constituent (such as an audit committee or a group of independent directors) can own the privilege and work product protection covering the constituent’s internal corporate investigation. Under this approach, the company’s bankruptcy trustee cannot […]

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May 19, 2013

Wisconsin Supreme Court Applies Pollution Exclusion to Well Contaminated with Manure

Wisconsin Supreme Court Applies Pollution Exclusion to Well Contaminated with Manure Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the pollution exclusion applies to well water contamination arising from the application of manure to nearby farmland, relieving a general liability insurer of its duty to defend or indemnify an insured absent other policy provisions. In Wilson […]

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May 13, 2013

Six Ways to Cultivate Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty

Six Ways to Cultivate Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty 6 Ways to Cultivate Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty Nearly every higher education institution in the U.S. employs adjunct faculty; and at many colleges and universities, these off-the-tenure-track professors make up the majority of the teaching faculty. These employees are a vital part of the higher […]

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May 12, 2013

Proposed Regulations Adopting NAIC’s Internal Audit Function Requirements Announced

Proposed Regulations Adopting NAIC’s Internal Audit Function Requirements Announced Summary Large insurers should be preparing now to comply with proposed regulations that adopt the NAIC’s internal audit function requirements. The internal audit function is designed to provide independent, objective and reasonable assurance to the audit committee and insurer management regarding the insurance company’s risk management, […]

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May 7, 2013

A New Vocabulary for HR Professionals

A New Vocabulary for HR Professionals Any human resources professional will tell you that their job can be difficult. Every employer is subject to a vast array of state and federal employment laws. These laws are often complex and filled with subtleties that can trap the unwary. Further, new laws and variations on existing laws […]

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May 6, 2013

FTC Releases 2014 Privacy and Data Security Update, Touting Its Efforts and Achievements in Protecting Consumer Privacy

FTC Releases 2014 Privacy and Data Security Update, Touting Its Efforts and Achievements in Protecting Consumer Privacy Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2014 Privacy and Data Security Update, summarizing the FTC’s major enforcement actions, policy initiatives, rules, reports, workshops, and outreach efforts in the privacy and data security arenas from approximately […]

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May 2, 2013

Key Changes Introduced in the Brazilian Arbitration Law

Key Changes Introduced in the Brazilian Arbitration Law On May 26, 2015, Brazil amended its arbitration law (nº 9,307/96) to expressly permit the “public administration” (i.e., companies owned by the state, government agencies) to be bound by arbitration agreements. The new law (nº 13,129/15) states that the public administration, as well as private parties, may […]

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