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More Workers Ruled Potential Employees, Not Independent Contractors
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 16 2019

California courts have again put their thumb on the scale on the employee side of independent contractors and employees. In Duffey v. Tender Heart


Connecticut Superior Court Dismisses the First Four Opioid Lawsuits Brought in the State, Reasoning that Social Problems are Poor Candidates for Civil Damages Awards
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 14 2019

In an important decision reaching a positive holding for mass tort defendants, the Connecticut Superior Court just released its opinion dismissing


Plaintiffs Claim “No One Has Ever Identified a Safe Level of Exposure to Asbestos.” CalOsha Begs to Differ.
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 11 2019

If you have been in an asbestos trial lately you have probably heard the claim that “no one has ever identified a safe level of exposure to asbestos


Damages Limited to Policy Limits? Not Quite.
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 8 2019

When a defendant dies before suit is filed, a California plaintiff can sue by naming the estate as defendant but serving the decedent’s insurer. The


The Murky Waters of Authorship in a Software World
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 4 2019

It is quite common for parties to enter into agreements to develop software. Often times, one party has a general understanding of how they would


Ringing in the New Year (Part II): Washington Becomes the Fifth State to Offer Paid Family and Medical Leave for Employees - But First It Must Be Funded (Phase I)
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 3 2019

Last January, Washington employers were ringing in the New Year by navigating the newly published regulations requiring all non-exempt employees the


NEW Legislation for Illinois Employers - 2019 Legal Updates
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • December 28 2018

As we reach the end of 2018, it is important for employers to review their current policies to confirm they are complying with any new laws. In 2018


Elastomers (Rubber) and Chloramines: Builder Beware
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • December 14 2018

Various Chlorine compounds have been used for decades for the disinfection of potable water provided to consumers by cities across America. For at


New York City Employees Have the Right To Temporary Changes to Their Work Schedules for Certain "Personal Events" - Here is What Employers Need to Know
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • December 12 2018

On July 18, 2018, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) began to enforce New York City’s Temporary


New York’s Highest Court Puts the “Brakes” on Asbestos Causation Evidence
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

Earlier this week, New York’s highest court effectively endorsed the “Forsterite defense” for chrysotile in friction products. By a 4-1 decision, the