Commercial law blogs and blawgs, published by commercial lawyers and business law firms.

Commercial law blogs and blawgs, published by commercial lawyers and business law firms.

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  • Navigating FDA Compliance Audits: The Crucial Role of Knowledgeable Attorneys

    by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ April 20, 2024 Commercial Law

    Introduction: In the intricate landscape of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, adherence to regulations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is paramount. Companies operating within these sectors understand the critical importance of maintaining FDA compliance to ensure the safety and efficacy of their products. Central to this endeavor is the […]

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    Nath Solicitors Legal Insights: The Importance of Accurate Company Accounts and Records

    by Nath Solicitors December 4, 2020 Commercial Law

    New legal sector insights from Nath Solicitors:- Section 386 of the Companies Act 2006 imposes a duty on companies to keep adequate accounting records. This means maintaining records that sufficiently show and explain financial transactions in which the company is involved and that show the financial position of the company at any given time. Government […]

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    Hacking Privileged Communications Warrants Striking Answer

    by ASchlossberg December 1, 2017 Blawg

    The plaintiffs in Iris Mediaworks, Ltd v. Vasisht, NYLJ 1202791048431, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) made a motion to strike the defendant’s Answer based on allegations that defendant “stole privileged and confidential e-mails.”  Plaintiffs alleged that their Chairman and Managing Director discovered that all of the emails in his account had been forwarded […]

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    Insurance Coverage Can Not be Created by Untimely Disclaimer

    by ASchlossberg November 2, 2017 Blawg

    In an action commenced by plaintiff insurance provider seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff was not obligated to defend or indemnify the defendants in connection with a car accident, plaintiff moved for summary judgment.  Defendants opposed the motion by asserting that plaintiff failed to timely disclaim coverage for the accident.  At the time of the […]

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    Labor Law Claims Dismissed Based On Proximate Cause

    by ASchlossberg October 20, 2017 Blawg

    The plaintiff in Merendino v. Costco Wholesale Corp., NYLJ 1202793125729, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) commenced an action against multiple defendants based upon injuries he suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working on a construction site.  Plaintiff asserted a cause of action for common law negligence and a number of labor […]

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    Defendant and Counsel Ordered to Pay Sanctions for Repeated Refusal to Comply with Discovery Demands

    by ASchlossberg September 5, 2017 Blawg

    As litigation proceeds from the initial pleadings stage to the commencement of discovery, parties often find themselves facing an opponent who is less than willing to comply with fair and reasonable demands to produce records and information that are necessary and relevant to the action.  Indeed the frequent reluctance of judges to punish parties for […]

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    To Partner or Not to Partner

    by ASchlossberg July 20, 2017 Blawg

    Plaintiff in Hammond v. Smith, NYLJ 1202792787736, at *1 (App. Div. 4th Dept. 2017) appealed the dismissal of his complaint which sought damages for breach of an alleged oral partnership.  Since there was no written agreement, the court was compelled to consider extraneous factors — the parties’ intent, whether there was joint control and management […]

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    Changes affecting Insolvency Practitioners and Directors

    by Andy Wilks, FWJ October 8, 2015 Commercial Law

    As from 1 October 2015, Regulations have introduced the key provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“the Act”) as regards its affect on Directors and Insolvency Practitioners. This introduces very important changes which will have a considerable impact on Directors and the position of Insolvency Practitioners acting as Administrators or Liquidators. […]

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    The Rising Tide of Settlement

    by ASchlossberg July 2, 2015 Business Law Blogs

    Two recent New York settlements of $17 million and $6.5 million were made prior to litigation. New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer would like to lighten the docket. Stringer’s plan could decrease costs and aid in reallocating funds to other ventures. Pre-litigation dispute resolution often benefits all parties involved, minimizing time and cost expenditures […]

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    Contract Terms Have Teeth

    by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

    Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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