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Hawaii’s Ban on Oxybenzone and Octinoxate-Containing Sunscreen Takes Effect

January 21 2021 Hawaii’s sunscreen ban has officially taken effect. In May 2018, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to ban the sale of over-the-counter…

Edible Cannabis: Coming to a Dispensary Near You in Florida

April 12 2019 Medical marijuana continues its eventful 2019 in the Sunshine State. Mere weeks after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill ending Florida’s ban on…

The Death of Tyler Skaggs and Potential Liability of the Los Angeles Angels

October 2 2019 On July 1, 2019, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, was found dead in a hotel room in Texas several hours before his team was…

Coronavirus Consumer Protection Class Action: First Up - Germ-X

March 16 2020 In what will likely be the first of many consumer protection lawsuits involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a group of California consumers filed a…

No Privilege for Communications Between Insurance Adjuster and In-House Counsel

August 19 2019 Courts around the country continue to refine the scope of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work-product doctrine in the context of…

New Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines from NY Workers’ Compensation Board Are Effective May 2

March 10 2022 The NY Workers’ Compensation Board has announced that the new medical treatment guidelines—including new guidelines covering Traumatic Brain Injury…

Forced Arbitration Agreements Are Now Banned in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Cases

March 9 2022 The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 is effective immediately and applies to any cases of sexual assault…

Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Business Risks of Social Media Use

March 8 2022 If you use third-party organizations to search social media accounts of applicants, be sure to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as…

Court Denies Boiler Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Maritime Case

March 7 2022 Plaintiff Jerome Gehant served in the US Navy from 1967 until 1970 on the USS America as a boiler technician. The plaintiff alleges that the…

Jury Awards $36.5 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages to Former W.R. Grace Worker

March 7 2022 The Asbestos Case Tracker has been following developing issues regarding hundreds of asbestos exposure cases involving plaintiffs who worked for W.R…