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Covid-19: Assessing the Legal Risk of Infectious Diseases

WSHB Employer Alert: FFCRA and DOL Regulations 4.2.20

Employment Practices Consultation & COVID-19

It’s a No-Win Situation: The Perils Facing Hospitals Due to the Coronavirus

COVID-19 Employer Alert: Summary of the CARES Act

COVID-19: New York Malpractice Law Alert

COVID-19 Employer Alert: Enactment of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

WSHB Co-Founder Stephen Henning to Announce the Winner of CLM's 2020 Outside Counsel Professional of the Year Award

WSHB Partner Robert Hellner Shares Mediation Tactics at CLM’s 2020 Annual Conference

Risk Transfer and Contractual Indemnification – Who Gets Left Holding the Bag?

New Developments in Challenging Certificates of Merit — Seeking Dismissal for Failure to Concurrently File Certificate with the Original Petition

Seven Habits that Define a Highly Effective Claims Team

Social Media Do's and Don'ts

WSHB Partner Kelly Waters Named to NJBIZ's 2020 Best Fifty Women in Business List

WSHB Names Andrew S. Kessler as Managing Partner of the Firm's Philadelphia Office

WSHB Employment Alert: California Law Banning Arbitration Agreements Temporarily on Hold

Sam McDermott on the Dos and Don’ts of Construction Project Termination

Full Disclosure! Insurer Beware: Colorado’s New Automobile Policy Disclosure Law Has Teeth!

Andrew S. Kessler Named Legal Counsel for Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health

WSHB Elevates Ten Partners to Defined Equity Status

Eleven WSHB Attorneys Elected Into Partnership

Eighteen Attorneys Elected to WSHB Senior Counsel

Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Website Accessibility

Strategies for Defending Legionella and Mold Claims

Residential Revolution

Time Limit Demand Issues Arrive in North Carolina

Temp Agency Absolved of Liability in Hotly Contested Action

Alternative Fee Agreements and Construction Issues: Oil and Water or Perfect Pairing!?

WSHB's Graham Miller Helps Demystify Construction Claims in the Pacific Northwest

WSHB Partner Janice Michaels Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 List

One Bad Apple: Navigating through Sexual Battery and other Intentional Torts

Leading Construction Litigator Cynthia Tari Joins WSHB's Dallas Office

WSHB’s Philadelphia Partner Secures Summary Judgment in Catastrophic Premises Liability Matter

WSHB Welcomes New Partner Andrew Kessler

New Bill In New York Proposed for Signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo is Set To Make Employers "SWEAT"

Renowned Litigator Jason Williams Joins WSHB's Nevada Office

Litigator Richard Young Joins WSHB's Nevada Office

Published Appellate Opinion Upholding Summary Judgment in Favor of Commercial Tenant Against $3.5M Subrogation Suit

17 WSHB Lawyers Honored as 2019's Rising Stars

Arizona Supreme Court Allows Court of Appeals Decision Expanding Defendants' Ability to Enforce Settlements to Stand

WSHB’s Jason Klein Breaks Down the Good, the Sad and the Funny Sides of Claims

Litigating Sexual Battery and Other Intentional Torts: Navigating the One Bad Apple in Medical Negligence

WSHB Partner Michelle Arbitrio to Moderate Panel on Insurance and Risk Management in the Age of Mass Shootings

Girl on Fire: The Price of Pursuing the Truth in the #MeToo World

Pragmatic Issues on Settlement Versus Trial for Legal Malpractice Cases

A Withering Assault

The Natural Progression of Natural Disasters

Nevada’s Governor Signs Chapter 40 Reform Bill

WA Condo Law Changes Hope to Curtail Frivolous Defect Lawsuits and Stimulate Production

WSHB Co-Founder Stephen Henning Steps Into the Spotlight at this Year's West Coast Casualty Seminar

Professional Liability Expert Weighs In On Protecting Your Practice From Opioid Doc Arrest Fallout

Penalties, Punitives, and Granny Cams: The Escalating Lure of Elder Abuse Litigation

Are Structured Settlements Still Relevant

Game Changing Trends Affecting Construction

He's Not My Guy: The Joint-Employer Doctrine

WSHB Case Update: DOL Proposes Increase to Minimum Salary Threshold

WSHB and DWF Announce Exclusive Association

Employees Have a Private Cause of Action Under Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act

Washington State Supreme Court Weighs in on Spearin Doctrine and Limiting Contractor Liability for Construction Defects

Employment Alert: Executive Order Said to Require Private Employers with 100 Plus Employees to Make Mandatory Vaccinations and/or Weekly Testing

WSHB New Jersey Client Alert: Covid-19 Virus Exclusion

September 17, 2021

Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Sys., Inc., No. 398 MDA 2020, 2021 Pa. Super. 155 (Pa. Super Ct. Aug.5, 2021), is a case of first impression and the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s decision now paves the way for employees in Pennsylvania to sue their employers for alleged violations of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). The decision also creates an avenue for employees to pursue a wrongful termination claim when employees are terminated for medical marijuana use outside the workplace. This ruling reflects a growing trend with states such as Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island which also allow employees to bring actions against employers for discrimination for violations of medical marijuana laws....

September 9, 2021

News is being widely reported of a pending Executive Order to be issued by President Biden to require, in part, private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations and/or weekly testing for Covid-19. While the details of the specific requirements are yet to be determined, it is anticipated that employers that fail to comply will be subject to significant civil penalties. The employment practice group at WSHB is closely monitoring the developments and working with both national and regional clients to prepare for the new regulations from the Department of Labor. For more information on compliance or for consultation on how this Executive Order may impact your business, please contact firm partners Robert Hellner, Dana Ring and Christian Gunneson....

September 8, 2021

On August 12, 2021, the U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey, ruled that a group of restaurants located at the Jersey Shore were not entitled to coverage as a result of losses incurred due to Covid-19 under certain policies that contained a virus exclusion. The restaurants sought to recover benefits under Business Income and Extra Expense coverage provisions pursuant to their applicable policies. These claims were denied under a Virus Exclusion in the policies. The restaurant brought suit, seeking a declaration that Defendant, Twin City Fire Insurance Company, was obligated to provide coverage for the restaurants' alleged losses, asserting claims of breach of contract and bad faith....

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