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August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter I. INSURANCE LAW No Estoppel Where Express Reservation of Rights Letters Were Provided to Policyholders In Nationwide Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Shearer, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9635 (3d Cir. (Pa.) 2016), Randy and Erin Shearer sued a group of homeowners, claiming that the owners permitted sewage to leak onto the […]

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June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter I. EMPLOYMENT LAW Private Agreement that Frustrates the LAD’s Public­Purpose Imperative by Shortening the Two­Year Limitations Period for Private LAD Claims Cannot be Enforced In Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., 2016 N.J. LEXIS 566, ___ N.J. ___ (2016). plaintiff Sergio Rodriguez, applied for a job with defendant Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., […]

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April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter I. EMPLOYMENT LAW United States Supreme Court Holds Limitations Period for Constructive Discharge Claim Runs from Date of Resignation In Green v. Brennan, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3484 (U.S. May 23, 2016), Marvin Green, who is African American, was serving as postmaster general in Englewood, Colorado, in 2008 when he decided to apply […]

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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter I. ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS Arbitration Provision Must Be Sufficiently Conspicuous to the Parties The case Noble v. Samsung Electronics America, No. 15­3713 (D.N.J. March 12, 2016) involves allegations that Samsung misrepresented the battery life of one of its smart watch products. Samsung made claims that the smart watch’s battery would last 24 to […]

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February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter I. EMPLOYMENT LAW Manager’s ‘Inexcusable and Offensive’ Conduct Does Not Rise to Level of Unlawful Discrimination In Tourtellotte v. Eli Lilly & Co., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 521 (3d Cir. Pa. Jan. 13, 2016), Margaret Tourtellotte, Karla Krieger and Ana Reyes, all former sales representatives for Eli Lilly, filed a lawsuit alleging […]

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