Hunton Insurance Lawyers Michael Levine and Andi DeField Discuss Insuring Emerging 3D Printing and Sharing Economies

Technological advances like 3D printing and “sharing platforms” have increased business risk and, simultaneously, opportunities for risk-shifting between stakeholders.  For example, 3D printing has exposed manufacturers to new risks associated with professional, product, IP and workplace liabilities, and the sharing economy (e.g., ride-sharing, home-sharing, car-sharing, etc.) has complicated traditional risk-sharing structures and insurance portfolios.  View Full Post
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Oregon Medical Cannabusinesses: Choose Your Path.

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 22, 2017
At the end of this month, the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) will issue a notice to all Oregon medical cannabusinesses about the new medical seed-to-sale tracking requirements that will come online no later than July 1, 2018. As we previously mentioned, in passing SB 1057 earlier this year, Oregon decided that expanding the current recreational seed-to-sale tracking program (METRC) to the medical program will help cut down on cannabis being diverted to illegal markets. View Full Post
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No Expert, No Win.

Sure, you avoided motions to dismiss.  Sure, you avoided a motion for summary judgment.  Sure, you got a jury verdict.  Enough already?  Nope.  In Michael v He Gin Lee Architect Planner, PLLC  2017 NY Slip Op 06177  Decided on August 16, 2017, the  Appellate Division, Second Department looks at plaintiff’s jury verdict and reverses, then dismissing the complaint. View Full Post
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What Are the CBSA’s Customs Verification Priorities for H2 2017?

By | Canada-U.S. Blog | August 22, 2017
In July, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released “Tariff Compliance Verifications – July 2017”.  What are “Tariff Compliance Verifications”? Tariff compliance verifications are CBSA customs audits during which the CBSA ensures that importers are using the proper tariff classification (HS Code) numbers when completing import documentation. View Full Post
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Canada Initiates New Antidumping/Subsidy Case Against PET Resin from China, Oman, India and Pakistan

By | Canada-U.S. Blog | August 21, 2017
On August 18, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued a Notice of Initiation stating that it has initiated both an antidumping investigation and a subsidy investigation against PET Resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. The subject goods are defined as follows: “Polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70 deciliters per gram but not more than 0.88 deciliters per gram, including PET resin that contains various additives introduced in the manufacturing process, as well as blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.” The following additional information is provided: “Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic belonging to the polyester family. View Full Post
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Russia Under Scrutiny

Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a notice seeking public comment and participation in a hearing on Russia’s implementation of its obligations under the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). Public comments, summaries of hearing testimony, and requests to appear at the hearing are due on September 22, 2017.  View Full Post
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Missouri Federal Court Denies Motion to Stay Coverage Action Pending Resolution of State Insolvency Proceedings Against Insured

By | Executive Summary Blog | August 21, 2017
In a win for Wiley Rein’s client, a Missouri federal court has denied a motion to stay a coverage action against an insolvent insurer pending the resolution of insolvency proceedings in state court, holding that the insolvent insurer had failed to demonstrate that the case presented one of the exceptional cases where abstention is appropriate. View Full Post
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