Did This Pro-Se Plaintiff Go Too Far?

Sometimes, people get a tad too worked up over the small things.  Ruffalo v Iannace 2017 NY Slip Op 50296(U)  Decided on March 9, 2017  Supreme Court, Westchester County Marx, J. might be an example. “Plaintiff moves for an order permitting him to proceed as a poor person and for assignment of counsel in this action in which he claims to have been the victim of “Legal Malpractice, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Unethical Misconduct.” The claims arise from the alleged negligent representation by defendant, an attorney, of plaintiff in connection with a traffic summons issued to plaintiff for alleged excessively tinted windows, which was heard in the Town of Greenburgh traffic court on March 2, 2016. View Full Post
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How to Sell Your High Value Equipment to China, Part 3

By | China Law Blog | March 20, 2017
China contract lawyersIn my first post in this series (here), I described the five basic attitudes Chinese companies have regarding advanced equipment being sold into China.  In part 2 (here), I set out two of five tactics high value equipment sellers should follow when selling advanced (and therefore expensive) equipment into China: One, do not discount, and two, get paid before you deliver your equipment to your China buyer. View Full Post
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Why NOW is the Time to Comply with China’s Employment Laws

By | China Law Blog | March 20, 2017
China employment lawyerThis is the first of a two part series on why it has become so important to comply with China’s labor and employment laws and how best to make sure your company is in compliance. In this first part, I briefly explain what has changed in China to make employer compliance — especially for foreign companies doing business in China so important. View Full Post
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President Trump Orders EPA Review of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

By | Dashboard Insights | March 20, 2017
One of the more aggressive steps taken by the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions was to have the EPA set an ambitious target for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  In a release in the closing days of the administration, the EPA reaffirmed its commitment to this standard, citing the benefits of improved fuel economy versus the ability of automakers to hit these targets with manageable increases in vehicle costs. View Full Post
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D&O Insurance: Prior and Pending Litigation Exclusion Doesn’t Preclude Coverage, Late Notice Does

By | The D&O Diary | March 19, 2017
connecticutA recent summary judgment ruling in a D&O insurance coverage lawsuit in the District of Connecticut addressed several potentially preclusive coverage issues. In her February 28, 2017 opinion (here), Judge Vanessa Bryant, applying Connecticut law, ultimately held that coverage for the underlying claim was precluded due to the insured’s late provision of notice of claim, a conclusion that under the facts presented arguably is unremarkable. View Full Post
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2017 Marks First Year All Companies Must Provide UK Modern Slavery Act Disclosure

2017 marks the first year when all companies covered by the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 must publish a statement. Under section 54 of the Act – which is similar to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act – commercial organizations that do business in the UK and have a global turnover of at least £36 million in any financial year are required to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. View Full Post
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