Personal Liability for Corporate Officials Under U.S. Import Laws

By | The D&O Diary | November 17, 2014
Personal Liability for Corporate Officials Under U.S. Import Laws

Import laws and custom duties are not areas of the law into which I frequently (or lightly) venture, but I delve into these topics here and now because developments in these areas have served up yet another example where individual corporate officers have been held liable personally for matters that previously had been regarded exclusively as the source of corporate liability.

New Jersey Senator Menendez Calls for Investigation into Manipulated Expert Reports

New Jersey Senator Menendez Calls for Investigation into Manipulated Expert Reports

United States Senator Robert Menendez – the senior senator from New Jersey, today issued a letter seeking a full investigation into the fraudulent altering of reports by carrier friendly experts. Followers of our blog know that this has risen to the forefront of Superstorm Sandy flood litigation. Essentially, carriers and their experts are accused of conspiring to alter reports of engineers to deny coverage under the flood insurance policy.

Wage & Hour Litigation Insurance: A Viable Option for Employers Wishing to Mitigate Risk?

By | Washington Workplace Law | November 10, 2014

Wage and hour litigation has become an increasingly expensive concern for employers in recent years.  Recent wage and hour class actions have concluded in settlements ranging from $11.8 million in an overtime lawsuit against HP, $5 million in an overtime lawsuit against AT&T, and up to $4.7 million in an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit against Citigroup.