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Viewpoint: What If You Go Back to the Office and Get COVID-19?

If America is going to restart its economy, at whatever pace, it needs to think about a major roadblock: liability from COVID-19. If a university or workplace reopens, and some employees or students get sick, should they have the right …

Vehicle ‘Use’ Versus Vehicle ‘Operation’

Taking Another Look at What Can Trigger (or Exclude) Commercial Auto Coverage Most states have a “financial responsibility” law that requires all drivers—as well as corporate vehicle owners—to carry auto liability coverage in connection with their vehicles traveling on state, …

New Jersey Doctor Faces Strict Liability Charge in Deadly Sale of Pain Pill Scripts

A New Jersey doctor was indicted Thursday on charges that he sold prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers to people who had no medical need for them, including one man who died from an overdose. Dr. Byung Kang, of Little Falls, …

Understanding Animal Liability Claims

An expert may be the single best defense in a case involving an animal causing damage or injury, according to a recent panel discussion on animal liability during the Property & Liability Resource Bureau annual conference in San Antonio. Experts …

Law Professor Says SEC Enforcement Stats Padded

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s metrics for computing annual enforcement statistics are “deeply flawed,” making the agency falsely appear as though it is getting tougher every year, a new academic study concluded. The draft study by Emory University law …

Maryland Dog Bite Legislation Debate Continues

A new Senate bill would hold dog owners liable when their dogs bite “innocent victims,” but would also relieve owners who prove they couldn’t know their dogs were dangerous. This marks the General Assembly’s third consecutive attempt to revise its …

Maryland Dog Bite Liability Measure Fails in House

Lawmakers on the final day of the Maryland General Assembly failed to pass a measure that would change a court ruling that designated pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed. The bill, which received unanimous approval from the Senate on …

Pennsylvania Pushes Drillers to Frack With Coal Mine Water

Each day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many of them into dead zones unable to support aquatic life. At the same time, drilling companies use up to 5 million gallons of fresh …