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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.

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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ADA and Internet Access Liability: Trends and Strategies

Nationally acclaimed litigator Robert Hellner, partner at WSHB, will join a panel of experts to discuss “ADA and Internet Access Liability: Trends and Strategies” at the 2018 CLM Annual Conference this week in Houston, Texas. Joining Robert is Ben Accardo from Beazley and Michele Landis from Accessible360.

Medical Malpractice in Disguise: Causes of Action and Techniques Used by the Plaintiffs’ Bar to Avoid Tort Reform Limitations

Named to CLM’s prestigious list of “Women to Watch,” litigator Constance Endelicato will join a panel of thought leaders to explore “Medical Malpractice in Disguise: Causes of Action and Techniques Used by the Plaintiffs' Bar to Avoid Tort Reform Limitations” at the CLM Annual Conference in Houston this week. Endelicato, a partner at WSHB, will join J. Thaddeus Eckenrode, Gina Harris from ProAssurance Corporation, and David Prisco from Avalon Claims Management, LLC.

The Millennial Challenge: Why Generational Change is More Important Than You May Think

Victoria Ersoff, partner at WSHB, joins millennial presenters and a jury consultant to lead a significant panel discussion identifying how the claims industry needs to better appeal to future generations that will soon make up the vast majority of the workplace and juries. Joining Ersoff in the discussion on March 15, 2018 at the CLM Annual Conference in Houston is Stephanie Millea, Steven Velardi from Navigators, and David Zehner from Zehner Trial Consulting.

WSHB’S Stephen Henning Honored As Finalist for Outside Counsel of the Year

Included on the highly anticipated list of 2018's Outside Counsel of the Year is Stephen Henning, one of the co-founders of WSHB. Henning will be one of the honorees during the opening ceremonies of the CLM Annual Conference which takes place on March 14, 2018, in Houston, Texas. "I am surprised, humbled and thrilled to be honored as one of the Outside Counsel of the Year nominees." said Henning. "People who navigate, litigate and resolve the most complex legal issues in the nation are the ones who drive the nomination process and award. Peer driven recognition is the best validation a lawyer can receive."

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