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  • Should Depreciation Be Taken On Partial Losses Requiring Only Repair?

    When I was a young attorney, one of the issues which always came up at property insurance adjuster conferences was whether it was appropriate to take depreciation when only a repair was needed to a partial property loss.  This adjustment concept seems to be lost in newer debates raised by insurance companies who want to...

  • Alaska State Troopers Identify Overboard Passenger From Celebrity Solstice

    The Alaska State Police identified the woman who went overboard last week from the Celebrity Solstice. ABC 13 in Houston reported that authorities in Alaska are conducting a death investigation after a Houston woman went overboard during a cruise. Alaska State Troopers identify the woman as 40-year-old Selena Pau Pres.” Last week we reported that...

  • Cybersecurity Firm Hit with Data Breach-Related Securities Suit

    Regular readers of this site know that one of the continuing D&O litigation trends over the last several years has been the incidence of securities class action lawsuits and other litigation arising out of cybersecurity incidents at the defendant company. While in many instances these suits have not fared particularly well, plaintiffs’ lawyers have nevertheless...

  • It’s Time To Rethink Succession Planning

    Succession planning for many firms is what the preparation of a Last Will and Testament is to a majority of individuals. Who wants to take time today to consider the (distant) end to something? It is easy to move both of these future focused opportunities to the back burner — until urgency takes over. Need...

  • So, how many people have Salmonella Senftenberg linked to Jif Peanut Butter?

    My email and phone have been a bit busy this weekend with people reaching out who have received notice of the Jif peanut butter recall.  Some have opened and unopened jars, some are presently ill or they and family have been sick over the last several weeks. Most have suffered without seeking medical treatment, and...

  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: May 14, 2022 to May 20, 2022

    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC issued a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be considered at its required monthly open meeting on June...

  • Abuse: Assessment of damages for abuse in family setting.

    Haynes by her tutor Karen Lindley v Haynes [2022] NSWSC 581 (on Austlii). With thanks to Mathisha Panagoda for drawing attention to this damages assessment matter, which saw an assessment of general damages at $500,000, with an additional $100,000 for aggravated damages and $240,000 for interest over 30 years. The total assessment was $840,000. The...

  • NDIS: Value for money evidence.

    Charrington and National Disability Insurance Agency [2022] AATA 1160. The Charrington review application arose from a plan for a person with impaired vision which did not include funding for specialist disability accommodation (SDA). The Tribunal noted at [43] that the Support Rules, which amplify section 34(1)(f) of the NDIS Act, provide that the NDIS will not...

  • Archbishop Bars Pelosi From Communion Because Of her Support For Abortion Rights

    On Thursday, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone formally notified Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, of the consequences under Church law of her support for codifying Roe v. Wade into law: you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to...

  • Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreaks – what have we learned since 2008?

    Friday night the FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, reported that they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky. Total Illnesses: 14, Hospitalizations: 2, Last Illness Onset: May 1, 2022. States with Cases:...

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  • Federal Court May Not Bar Tennessee Court From Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements

    Bennett v. Medtronic, Inc., 285 F.3d 801 (9th Cir. 2002) Medtronic, Inc. sued three of its former California employees and their new employer, NuVasive, in Tennessee following the employees’ resignation from Medtronic and acceptance of employment with NuVasive, one of Medtronic’s competitors in the ...

  • Religious Hospital May Terminate Employee For “Preaching” To Others In The Workplace

    Silo v. CHW Medical Found., 27 Cal. 4th 1097 (2002) Terence Silo worked as a file clerk for CHW, a medical clinic sponsored by three Roman Catholic congregations. Approximately 16 months after he started working for CHW, Silo experienced a “religious conversion” after which time he became an...

  • Discrimination Claims Not Preempted By Section 301 Of The LMRA

    Humble v. Boeing Co., 305 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2002) Su Humble, a union member who was employed as a fabrication bench mechanic for Boeing, suffered an on-the-job injury to her shoulder. After taking a series of medical leaves of absence over the course of approximately 15 months, Humble was told...

  • Archive of Articles From 2002 to 2005

    This is a link to a compendium of IP Articles published from 2002 to 2005 organized by subject matter. Download ip_perspectives.pdf...

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  • Online compliance training in Sarbanes’ wake

    Law Technology News has an article I wrote on the growing popularity of online legal compliance training in the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley. The article also appears in the January issue of Corporate Counsel....

  • Employee Who Was Exposed To Toxic Mold Limited To Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Jensen v. Amgen, Inc., 105 Cal. App. 4th 1322 (2003) Darcy Jensen, who was employed at Amgen as a module team coordinator, alleged that she sustained injuries after she was exposed to mold on Amgen’s premises. Jensen filed a lawsuit asserting causes of action for fraudulent concealment of injuries...

  • [Offbeat] Who does Google think I am?

    Who does Google think I am? Well, according to Googlism, an amusing tool that helps you see what Google “thinks” about a particular topic or person: ambrogi is an accomplished lawyer ambrogi is a former catholic priest ambrogi is the chief prosecutor of suspected criminals ambrogi is paid $106...

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