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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

Anatomy of a Breach Response

Circumstances Surrounding Fall in Emergency Room Dictated Proper Statute of Limitations for Claim

President Biden's Employer Vaccine Mandate Moves Forward

Massachusetts High Court Intended COVID-19 Emergency Order Tolling the Statute of Limitations for Civil Suits to Have Broad Application

November 5, 2021

The Arizona Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Arizona Court of Appeals by finding that a night club's duty to the public did not end when an overserved and intoxicated patron safely arrived home, but decided to go out and drive again. Instead it found that the patron who went home to rest, and then resumed driving, killing two people in the process, was still within the night club's scope of risk for liability....

November 5, 2021

Defense attorneys and their clients have long held concerns that unethical plaintiff attorneys are toeing the line or even completely crossing it by paying off treating physicians to provide the best diagnosis or treatment recommendation not only for the patient, but also to maximize the dollars recovered through litigation. This is why defense counsel has pushed in recent years for equal access in discovery to determine the financial relationship between plaintiff counsel and the treating physician....

November 3, 2021

In a homerun for the defense, Partner, Michelle Arbitrio, and Senior Counsel, Alex Cumella, successfully obtained a Motion to Dismiss for their clients in an insurance agents and brokers E&O case in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. Not only did the court dismiss the case in its entirety, but it also awarded the defendants all costs and disbursements....

November 1, 2021

A San Diego jury returned a unanimous defense verdict following a four-day trial involving a water leak in a commercial space leased by a hair salon. The salon owner claimed that poor workmanship by a San Diego mechanical contractor caused water damage, mold contamination, and her eviction from the property. Jury deliberations lasted just shy of one hour before returning a defense verdict for our client. “Trials are happening, juries are being summoned and a massive backlog of civil cases are finally being tried to verdict across the nation,” said Kevin Smith, co-founder of WSHB. “Litigators, general counsel and claim professionals are closely watching these early verdicts for clues on how both lawyers and juries are responding to Covid protocols, verdict values and lessons learned which can be applied to other matters...

October 27, 2021

In a case brought by newspaper carriers against the Sacramento Bee, the court ruled that they were not automatically classified as independent contractors, even though their contract clearly stated such and the agreement met many, if not all of the criteria required to establish independent contractor status....

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