Here’s a roundup of some of the newsletters, articles, and alerts recently posted to JD Supra by our busy contributors:
- Exxon v. Baker: The United States Supreme Court Limits Punitive Damage Awards Under Maritime Law – hot off the presses, Lane Powell PC looks at today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision re: Exxon Shipping Co. v Baker "concerning the limits of punitive damages which may be assessed under federal maritime law." Includes an analysis of what the decision means to London market insurers.
- New on the Menu: Class Actions Targeting Restaurants – Morrison & Foerster issues an update on a rising trend in Texas and California: class actions against restaurants that allegedly misrepresent nutritional information on their menus. The primary, ahem, takeaway item (excuse the pun): make sure nutritional information is factually accurate.
- Patent Happenings – from Robert Matthews, Jr., of Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LLP,an update on developments in U.S. patent law for the month of May 2008. A rich archive of the "Patent Happenings" monthly update is available here.
- Energy and Clean Tech Connections – recent newsletter from Mintz Levin: "what’s new in the world of clean tech. We draw your attention to the latest industry developments, news from Capitol Hill, grant opportunities and upcoming events."
- Crucial Questions To Ask A Prospective Medical Malpractice Client – from Devesh Tiwary, MD, JD, of TiMedLaw Firm: "information needed to determine whether there is a good medical malpractice claim. [A] series of questions, organized by typical fact patterns."
- U.S. Dept of Labor (DOL) Joins the Immigration Enforcement Arena – an alert from Tindall & Foster P.C. encouraging all employers to review compliance policies and procedures in this latest move towards greater immigration-related law enforcement.
- Illiinois Joint Trust Disadvantages – from one of our newer contributors, Dana Zivkovich Johnson, a look at some of the problems associated with creating a joint trust in Illinois.