News & Insights

August 30, 2017

Michelle Arbitrio (Partner – New York) was quoted extensively in the August 22, 2017 issue of Insurance Business regarding an article titled “Bundle Packages Are Potential Landmines for Brokers.” Michelle provided her thoughts regarding potential new liability issues that brokers may face when offering bundle coverages for sale to clients....

August 11, 2017

In a high-exposure personal injury case where Plaintiff asserted that one of the nation’s largest residential builders was liable for the defective design of an intersection in the City of Los Angeles, WSHB’s senior counsel, Katie J. Brinson, and associate, Diana E. Sfrijan, successfully obtained a dismissal on summary judgment, arguing that the builder did not control the intersection and was not responsible for its design.  ...

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Put Up Your Dukes

August 9, 2017

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.

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