Genetic Transformation Injury As A Basis For Emotional Distress Damages

The traditional rule in tort law is that the threat of future harm, not yet realized, is not sufficient to state a claim. However, over the past twenty-five years, plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation have sought to assert new non-injury damage claims, such as medical monitoring and fear of cancer. Providing compensation for an event that has not yet occurred and, indeed, may never occur, is a long way from traditional tort, which only permits recovery when a victim has suffered a harm.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE welcomes new Associate Partner and her Associate team

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE welcomes new Associate Partner Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė, who joins firm’s Vilnius office together with her team of Associates Tomas Bairašauskas and Tomas Kajackas.

A former partner from law firm AAA Law, Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė specialises in the areas of insolvency, restructuring, banking and finance, shareholders’ disputes as well as litigation in other commercial disputes. Tomas Bairašauskas specialises in dispute resolution and Tomas Kajackas – in the area of public procurement.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE welcomes new Associate Partner and her Associate team

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE welcomes new Associate Partner Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė, who joins firm’s Vilnius office together with her team of Associates Tomas Bairašauskas and Tomas Kajackas.

A former partner from law firm AAA Law, Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė specialises in the areas of insolvency, restructuring, banking and finance, shareholders’ disputes as well as litigation in other commercial disputes. Tomas Bairašauskas specialises in dispute resolution and Tomas Kajackas – in the area of public procurement.

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“HIPAA-COMPLIANT” Texting of PHI: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

By:  Alaap Shah and Ali Lakhani

The Good: 

“Hey Doc, just shoot me a text . . .”

The business case supporting text messaging in a health care environment is compelling – it is mobile, fast, direct, and increases dialogue between physicians and patients as well as streamlines the often inefficient page/callback paradigm that stalls workflows and efficiency in the supply chain of healthcare delivery.  As a growing percentage of the 171 billion monthly text messages in the U.S. are sent by healthcare providers, often containing electronic protected health information (ePHI), providers are potentially exposing themselves to regulatory liabilities arising under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Jurister fra DAHL holder indlæg om ejerskifte

Randers Erhvervs- og Udviklingsråd inviterer den 19. november til morgenmøde under overskriften “Er din virksomhed attraktiv for en investor?”

Stiven Larsen og Mads Rossen Jakobsen fra DAHL Advokatfirma er blandt indlægsholderne. De fortæller om advokatens nytteværdi ved et ejerskifte.

De øvrige indlægsholdere kommer fra Randers Erhvervs- og Udviklingsråd, Dansk Revision, Holst Coaching & Leadership, Kapitalbørsen og Executive Capital.

Nærmere oplysninger, bl.a. om tilmelding, kan ses her.

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New York State Department of Labor Adopts Wage Deduction Regulations

By William J. Milani, Dean L. Silverberg, Jeffrey M. Landes, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Anna A. Cohen, and Jennifer A. Goldman

The New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) has adopted wage deduction regulations (“Final Regulations”) pertaining to the expanded categories of permissible wage deductions in the New York Labor Law, effective October 9, 2013. 

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Barry Chatz participates in bankruptcy roundtable for Financier Worldwide Magazine

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Barry Chatz

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Barry A. Chatz participated in Financier Worldwide Magazine’s Bankruptcy in the Americas Roundtable.  While corporate bankruptcy filings in the U.S. have declined, they have risen in other places.  One thing remains consistent, creditors are determined to recover as much value as possible against insolvent debtors, and bankruptcy proceedings are increasingly litigious.  Barry was one of eight panelists to discuss this issue in the article that was published in September.  To read in full, please click here.

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Week of October 7, 2013 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It’s a blustery day here in New Jersey, with the latest nor’easter blowing through – it certainly feels like October! But the blowing winds and rain certainly haven’t dampened the level of content coming from our attorneys this week. Without further ado, here are this week’s top posts:

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No Unanimity As To What New ASTM E1527-13 Standard Requires

Some environmental practitioners contend that Phase I site assessments, commonly used in real estate transactions, will now be more costly and time consuming due to the new standard. Seyfarth Shaw counsels in its Client Alert that the new standard requires that, “if the subject property has soil contamination or is underlain by groundwater contamination, unless the risk of vapor intrusion can be screened out, Phase II sampling likely will be necessary.”

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Reformas tributarias aplicables a empresas y profesionales

Acaba de publicarse la Ley 14/2013, de 27 de septiembre, denominada “de Apoyo a los Emprendedores y su Internacionalización“.

En esta norma se dictan múltiples modificaciones legales que afectan a varias áreas del Derecho, tales como el Mercantil, Laboral, Tributario, Financiero, etc. More…

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