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  • Viking Pump: New York Court of Appeal Holds That Consolidated Edison Pro Rata Allocation Rule and Horizontal Exhaustion Rule Do Not Apply Under Facts of Case
    By Philip R. Matthews The New York Court of Appeal on Tuesday, May 3, held that the Consolidated Edison pro rata allocation rule does not apply where the policies have prior insurance and non-cumulation clauses. The Court held that the pro rata rule in Consolidated Edison depends on policy language and… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Are Robots Ethical?
    It appears that robots are at least one of the waves of the future. As an example, 23 million of Twitter’s user accounts in fact are autonomous Twitterbots. Why? Apparently, they are there to perform research, heighten productivity, and create enjoyment. However, other such bots have been designed with less… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Necessitates Changes to Form Employment Agreements
    By Lawrence H. Pockers, Co-Chair, Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets practice Following passage by the House of Representatives on April 27, 2016, President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law any day. Once signed into law, the Defend Trade Secrets Act will… ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Monday, May 2nd, 2016By Lawrence H. Pockers
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann at Meeting with new Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Sustainable Foreign Direct Investment is what Vietnam needs most:
    We highly appreciate the Government’s efforts to integrate into the world’s economy, in particular it is worth mentioning the recent conclusion of important trade pacts such as the EU- Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Vietnam –Korea Free Trade Agreement. Foreign business community is expecting from the Vietnamese… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, April 28th, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • Colorado Supreme Court Holds That Insurer Need Not Prove Prejudice to Enforce “No-Voluntary-Payments” Clause
    In a 4-3 decision in Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America v. Stresscon Corp., 2016 CO 22 (Case Number 2013SC815), issued April 25, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court held that an insurer seeking to deny coverage to its insured for a breach of the no-voluntary-payments provision does not need to… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Thursday, April 28th, 2016By Jessica E. La Londe
  • Ashley Madison Class Representatives Cannot Remain Anonymous
    It seems like just yesterday that the Ashley Madison site became big news. The Ashley Madison site claimed that it was the world’s largest place on the Internet for married people to find adulterous partners. Indeed, the site boasted that it had more than 38 million users. And importantly, the Ashley Madison… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act: Key Components and Potential Risks
    On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 3, known as the “Medical Marijuana Act” (the “Act”).  While the Act will become effective on May 17, 2016, its implementation will… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Monday, April 25th, 2016By Seth A. Goldberg
  • The TPP: A Win for Vietnam’s Workers
    “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the first trade agreement to subject Vietnam to enforceable labor commitments.” By Oliver Massmann for The Diplomat April 20, 2016 In the last decade, free trade agreements (FTAs) have expanded to cover more than traditional commercial matters like tariff reductions. Recent FTAs have increasingly included… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, April 21st, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • Duane Morris Attorney Adam Berger Presented on Daily Fantasy Sports at Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium
    Duane Morris associate Adam Berger of the firm’s Cherry Hill office spoke at the 2016 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, held earlier this month in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Mr. Berger participated in a panel discussion on “Daily Fantasy Sports: A Legal View.”  This year’s symposium, A Changing Game: Challenging the… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Department of Labor’s Expansive Interpretation Of The Davis-Bacon Act Is Struck Down
    In District of Columbia v. Department of Labor, No. 14-5132 (D.C. Cir. April 5, 2016), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s overly expansive and unsupported interpretation of that statute as applied to the construction of… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Thursday, April 14th, 2016By Michael J. Schrier