May 19, 2015
Timely legal updates from USLAW NETWORK
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As we approach the long holiday weekend, enjoy today's edition of USLAW DigiKnow, which includes insightful and informative posts authored by USLAW member attorneys. Also, Litigation Insights, one of USLAW's corporate partners, shares a few perspectives related to jurors and the National Association of Home Builders has shared a construction and insurance-focused article for your reference. If you are looking for state-specific or regional legal news, please see information from Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and our neighbors to the north in Ontario, Canada. Please click the following headlines to read on.

Enjoy today's issue of USLAW DigiKnow. If there is anything we can do to make this even more useful for you, please send along your feedback.

Roger Yaffe, CEO

National Legal News


Would a Series LLC Work for Your Farm Enterprise?
via SmithAmundsen


Does Your Additional Insured Endorsement Cover You for Damages Related to Drywall, Gypsum Board or Similar Products?
via National Association of Home Builders

Court Finds That Subcontractor Not Third Party Beneficiary to Prime Contract

via  Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

Data Privacy & Security

Do You Have a Data Breach Response Plan? U.S. Department of Justice Thinks You Should
via LeClairRyan

What is “Personal Information?” It Depends on Where You Live
via LeClairRyan

Identity Theft through Breach of Third-Party Vendor Systems on the Rise
via Roetzel & Andress LPA

D.C. Anti-SLAPP Law

DC Circuit’s Abbas decision ripples outward
via LeClairRyan

Employment & Labor Law

Are You Available on Saturdays, and What’s Your Preferred Deity?
via Axley Brynelson, LLP

What Recent NLRB Decisions Mean for Employers
via Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Hostile Work Environment and Retaliation Claims Harder to Defend After Fourth Circuit Ruling
via Goldberg Segalla

What Does the Latest EEOC Guidance Mean for Wellness Plans?
via Poyner Spruill LLP


IN DEPTH: Block Island is finally moving from dream to reality
via Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Health, Drug & Pharmacy

Compounded Drugs Marketed to TRICARE Beneficiaries Undergoing Close Examination by Federal Investigators
via Roetzel & Andress LPA

The Word is Out: HIPAA Audits are set to Recommence Soon
via Roetzel & Andress LPA


Does Your Additional Insured Endorsement Cover You for Damages Related to Drywall, Gypsum Board or Similar Products?
via National Association of Home Builders

Intellectual Property

Patent-Eligibility of Computer Software Inventions in a Post-Alice Era
via Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP

Jury Selection

via Litigation Insights, USLAW's official jury consultant
The Problem with Stereotyping When It Comes to Jury Selection

Part I – The 7 Keys To Effective Litigation Timelines


OSHA Releases Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit
via Goldberg Segalla

Real Estate

The Pros, Cons and Steps to Converting a Rental Building to Condos
via Kelly Santini LLP


Backing Off the Black Box – Privacy Issues and Event Data Recorders
via SmithAmundsen


Nuclear Verdicts in Transportation Cases

Fact or Fiction?  How to Avoid Becoming the next Statistic

Monday, June 22
at  1 p.m. ET

USLAW’s Transportation Practice Group launches its first national webinar on a subject that has become a hot-topic item for our clients.  This webinar will bring together two transportation lawyers whose firms collectively represent more than 20 of the top 25 motor carriers in America.  Phil Stanfield from the west coast (Arizona’s Jones Skelton & Hochuli) and Charles Carr from the east coast (Carr Allison) will team with Bob Lund (Swift Transportation) who for the past 23 years has directed risk management for two (2) of the top five (5) truckload carriers in America.  The webinar will provide 10 Best Practices Tips that will help you identify the potential nuclear verdict and avoid having one of your cases become next year’s transportation headline.



USLAW Magazine spotlight

State/Regional Legal News

Haleigh's Hope Act is Georgia's New Medical Marijuana Law

Proposed Changes to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act

Bad Faith Failure to Settle

New York Court Holds Parking Lot Exclusion Inapplicable

ONTARIO (Canada)
There is More to Employment Law in Ontario than Just the Employment Standards Act

Creditor's Failure to Allege Condition Precedent in Complaint in Confession of Judgment Cannot Be Cured through Amendment, Says PA Superior Court

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