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California Court of Appeal, Third District holds in-house attorney may be liable for malpractice for failing to warn employee about conflict

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 4 2013

The California Court of Appeal, Third District, in Yanez v. Plummer, 2013 WL 5915639, Cal. Ct. App. 3d Dist., No. C070726 (Nov. 5, 2013) recently

First UK company convicted under Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2011

On 17 February, Cotswold Geotechnical Holding (Cotswold) became the first company to be convicted and sentenced under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (the Act

Court declines to apply ‘bona fide executive’ exception to former in-house counsel

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

Certain companies have mandatory retirement policies that apply to senior executives who meet the requirements of the "bona fide executive" exemption under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"

Eternit trial

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • Italy
  • -
  • April 9 2009

The trial has begun in Turin, Italy of two former heads of Eternit, Stephan Schmidheiny and Baron Louis de Cartier de Marchienne, who are accused of failing to ensure adequate safety standards at the asbestos plants run by Eternit in Italy in the 1980s and 1990s

Delaware Court of Chancery tackles issue of first impression and rules that stock option backdating violates a director’s fiduciary duty of loyalty

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2007

In Ryan v. Gifford, 918 A.2d 341 (Del. Ch. 2007), the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed a novel issue of Delaware law: whether backdating stock option grants violates one or more fiduciary duties

New Jersey whistleblower protection may be extended to independent contractors

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 18 2007

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued decisions in D’Annunzio v. Prudential Ins. Co. and Stomel v. City of Camden, two highly anticipated rulings regarding who may sue under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA” or the “Act”), New Jersey’s whistleblower statute