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Wilson Elser | USA | 9 Aug 2016

California Court of Appeal Expands Employer’s Duty to Accommodate

In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that an employer's duty to

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Wilson Elser | USA | 9 Jul 2015

Closing a practice: how to prepare for Death, Disability and Retirement

Believe it or not, the chances of becoming disabled, dying or retiring are pretty good. Although some therapists believe their therapeutic efficacy

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Wilson Elser | USA | 22 Sep 2014

Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge recommends that plaintiff’s claims be barred in their entirety by application of the doctrine of collateral estoppel

In the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, applying the doctrine of collateral estoppel, a Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation granting

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Wilson Elser | USA | 3 Apr 2014

If a tree falls who will be listening?

I recently posed the following question to small-firm CPAs: If you become disabled or die tomorrow, what would happen to your accounting practice? If

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Wilson Elser | USA | 27 Feb 2014

Telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation: a remote possibility?

In recent years, many employers have shied away from telecommuting programs and arrangements, believing employees cannot perform their jobs as

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Wilson Elser | USA | 16 Dec 2013

New York’s highest court reverses itself on prior damages-limiting decision

In the first Maria Auqui v. Seven Thirty One Limited Partnership et al. (Auqui) decision earlier this year (February 14, 2013), the Court of Appeals

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Wilson Elser | USA | 1 Mar 2013

New York’s highest court holds a Workers’ Compensation Board decision on plaintiff’s disability status can be used to limit non-pain-and-suffering damage awards in a third-party lawsuit

On February 14, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals decided in Maria Auqui v. Seven Thirty One Limited Partnership, et al. That when a Workers'

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Wilson Elser | USA | 26 Feb 2013

Ninth Circuit refuses to recognize ERISA plan’s right to recover overpayment of LTD benefits

On February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States denied First Unum Life Insurance Company's petition for a writ of certiorari in a case

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