Directors' & Officers' Liability. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 26, 2017

Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes lawVCs, PEs fear tax liability for their Directors under GSTCounty judge, commissioner ask TCOG executive director to resign ...Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to LiabilityIndicia of Lawyers' 'Partnership' Did Not Confer Vicarious LiabilityMcMaster signs bill stabilizing S. Carolina's pension systemAre parents personally liable for a child's car accident?Patriot Bank Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join National Commerce CorporationCourt: Indiana gun retailers never liable for misuse of firearmsFormer county warden settles defamation lawsuitDeans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas HonorsAnd The Loser Is ... Compliance Officers In The Age Of DisparagementAnalysis of FDIC v. Loudermilk DecisionSeveral states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liabilitySanta Clarita Insurance Agent Talks Business Insurance

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Uber drivers join airport's curbside service
Helena Independent RecordMarch 27, 2017

... company that allows people to summon drivers with a cellphone app recently signed an agreement with the airport allowing its drivers to use the same facilities available to taxis and shuttle services, said Jeff Wadekamper, Helena Regional Airport ...more »

AB 889 Poses a Liability Threat to the Business Community
Fox and Hounds DailyMarch 27, 2017

These rules allow access to a great deal of information regarding the litigants and third parties, which is why state law grants authority to trial courts to issue protective orders based upon a balancing of interests. Substantially reducing a court's ...more »

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Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law
WPSD Local 6April 26, 2017

"And to have physicians subject to criminal and civil liability when they can't even understand what the definitive law is, it's a major concern for doctors." Slatery's opinion also said the bill could be unconstitutional because it doesn't account for ...more »

VCs, PEs fear tax liability for their Directors under GST
ETRealty.comApril 26, 2017

File photo NEW DELHI: Indian venture capitalists and private equity firms that pumped $15 billion into companies in 2016 are wary that come July, when the goods and services tax (GST) rolls out, their representativesdirectors could be vulnerable to tax ...more »

County judge, commissioner ask TCOG executive director to resign ...
Sherman Denison Herald DemocratApril 26, 2017

Grayson County Judge Bill Magers and Commissioner Jeff Whitmire called on the Texoma Council of Governments' executive director to immediately resign ...more »

Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 26, 2017

Accordingly, attorneys and law practices who engage in debt collection litigation would be well-served to consider the potential ramifications. In Miljkovic v. Shafritz and Dunkin, P.A., the court held as a matter of first impression that ...more »

Indicia of Lawyers' 'Partnership' Did Not Confer Vicarious Liability
New Jersey Law JournalApril 25, 2017

U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson granted summary judgment to Ramsey attorney Lydia Cotz in a legal malpractice suit filed against her husband, George Cotz. A New Jersey statute recognizes partnership by representation, holding that a purported partner ...more »

McMaster signs bill stabilizing S. Carolina's pension system
Wichita EagleApril 25, 2017

While the Republican governor applauded legislators for addressing a "pension liability crisis," he said he's disappointed the law doesn't set a date for moving new hires to a defined contribution plan, such as 401K retirement accounts. That would not ...more »

Are parents personally liable for a child's car accident?
The Daily BreezeApril 25, 2017

That said, some questions come to mind: Does your son or daughter often drive over the speed limit, or engage in a pattern of substance abuse or drinking, or has he or she had run-ins with the law, including traffic tickets? The jury instruction on ...more »

Patriot Bank Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join National Commerce Corporation
Florida TrendApril 25, 2017

David B. Key, President and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Bank, also commented on the announcement, saying, “We are pleased to announce our affiliation with National Commerce Corporation. .... qualified management and personnel in the future ...more »

Court: Indiana gun retailers never liable for misuse of firearms
nwitimes.comApril 25, 2017

"These passages reflect a clear legislative judgment to subject firearms sellers that violate the law to tort liability — which is notably absent from Indiana's statute," Slaughter said. Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, dissented from the court's ...more »

Former county warden settles defamation lawsuit
The Kingston Whig-StandardApril 25, 2017

“Just as if you are in a not-for-profit, the county has an insurance policy and it covers everything from bumps and dings on an ambulance to a director's liability insurance. They are covered under director's liability. “Our costs are limited to the ...more »

Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

DALLAS, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Lyons, co-founder of the trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, and firm partners Brian Lauten and Katherine Stepp have earned selection to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. They are being ...more »

And The Loser Is ... Compliance Officers In The Age Of Disparagement
ForbesApril 25, 2017

Even Jay Clayton, President Trump's nominee to head the SEC, agreed with her sentiment stating: “I firmly believe that individual accountability drives behavior more than corporate accountability. And as we work together, that will be in my mind.” Let ...more »

Analysis of FDIC v. Loudermilk Decision
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

The FDIC's lawsuit against former directors and officers of the failed Buckhead Community Bank, one of the most closely watched Georgia corporate governance cases in years, went to trial in October, 2016. The jury ... The Court nonetheless overruled ...more »

Several states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liability
fox6now.comApril 25, 2017

“Some of these bills are so egregious that you don't need a law degree to conclude they're unconstitutional,” said Lee Rowland, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, who has monitored state legislation for more than a decade. The United ...more »

Santa Clarita Insurance Agent Talks Business Insurance
KHTS RadioApril 25, 2017

The most common type of business insurance is liability coverage in the case that someone slips or falls and decides to sue, and Farmers Insurance is one of the few companies that can build on this policy themselves. “Farmers has what they call a ...more »

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