Civil Litigation

I recently joined forces with an incredibly talented security expert, Jon D. Groussman of Lowers Risk Group, for an article in NU Claims regarding managing negligent security risks. The article addresses the actions a claims professional and company should take before, during and after a security incident to help mitigate risks and ensure the best […] The post Managing Negligent Security Risks appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
Before filing a lawsuit, it is imperative that you put an idea in place on what the case is worth. There are various buckets of damages to consider when evaluating what your case is worth. Compensatory damages are actual damages caused by losses that plaintiffs experience. While compensatory damages are designed to provide justice through reimbursement after a wrong is committed, punitive damages can be awarded on top of compensatory damages. Punitive damages are available…
When you get a bad outcome in a case, it is natural to say: “I will just appeal it.” But it is not always that simple and not always possible. This blog tries to give a brief overview of some initial considerations for when you could appeal a decision, and what is involved with an appeal.…
There is no law, program, grant, etc. offering rent forgiveness. But…. On September 1st, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Unless, further extended, New York city and state moratoriums only apply to everyone through October 1st. After that date, tenants who qualify under the…
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner. On Sept. 26, 2020, the United States will honor the thousands of individuals and their families whose lives have been impacted by mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. For its part, Simmons Hanly Conroy will be hosting its 12th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk starting on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This year, the Alton Miles for Meso 5K…