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Employers rely on bullies. Bullies push innovation, motivate co-workers and generate business. However, bullying in the workplace creates risks, and employers are facing new liabilities for failing to address bullying. Bullying is prevalent and comes from all directions. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, an estimated 27% of Americans report experiencing abusive conduct at work, and 72% report being aware of workplace bullying. Similarly, a survey commissioned by CareerBuilder of full-time employed private sector employees indicated that 28% of employees reported having experienced or were currently experiencing bullying in the workplace.

WSHB Lawyer Takes Center Stage at West Coast Casualty (WCC) Seminar

Nationally recognized litigator Paul Nolan, Managing Partner of WSHB's Rancho Cucamonga office, will offer his expert advice at two sessions of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar next month in Anaheim, CA. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the WCC Seminar is considered to be the largest construction defect event in the country, attracting thousands of builders, contractors, subcontractors, insurance agents and lawyers to this go-to event at the Disneyland Hotel.

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Litigator and Cybersecurity Attorney Christopher Seusing is Newest Partner to Join WSHB’s New York Office

Litigator and cybersecurity attorney Christopher Seusing is the newest partner to join WSHB's New York office. Well known for his impressive experience as a commercial and complex litigation attorney, Seusing is also nationally sought after for his expertise in cybersecurity, e-Discovery and information governance.

New Location for Chicago Office is a Homerun for WSHB

WSHB is pleased to announce its Chicago office has moved to a new location at 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 640, Chicago, IL 60606. "It’s a great location in the West Loop area in downtown Chicago, close to many of our local clients and within walking distance to the courthouse," said Craig Derrig, managing partner of the Firm’s first Midwest office. "Cook County is a hotbed of litigation and clients had consistently asked us to be in this market, that’s why we opened here in late 2016. We’re happy to say we outgrew our first office because of the sheer volume of activity."

Hot Topics in Toxic Torts

Two nationally celebrated litigators and partners from WSHB will discuss "Hot Topics in Toxic Torts" at the Environmental and Emerging Claims Manager Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida later this month. Tracy Lewis and Thomas Vandenburg will share their wisdom and expertise on this cutting edge topic with leaders in the insurance industry, the environmental consulting industry and other litigators attending the conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

First Fatality Collision Between Self-Driving Vehicle and Pedestrian Marks The Beginning of a New Era of Litigation and Insurance Issues

Self-driving ("autonomous") automobiles hold great promise to make our roads safer and to corresponding lead to substantial reductions in insurance claims and litigation. However, as made clear by a fatality accident earlier this week in Tempe, Arizona, autonomous vehicle technology will not eliminate all collisions, and it will undoubtedly give rise to many new and challenging legal issues.

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