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Nicol Elected to Two-Year Term on Council for the Insurance Law Section for the State Bar of Texas

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Marjorie C. Nicol (Of Counsel-Houston) was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Insurance Law Council for the State Bar of Texas, which governs the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar, subject to approval by the full Insurance Law Section membership at the Annual Meeting in June.

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Katz Selected as Lawyer of the Week by HospitalityLawyer.com

Bruno Katz (Partner-San Diego) is featured as HospitalityLawyer.com’s Lawyer of the Week from May 5 through May 12, 2020, in recognition of his work in the hospitality, tourism, travel & restaurant industries. HospitalityLawyer.com is a worldwide network of attorneys that focuses on hospitality, travel and tourism issues by facilitating the creation, collection and dissemination of legal, safety and security information, products and services.

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Case Studies

$1 Million Punitive Damages Award in New Jersey Asbestos Case

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In a recent asbestos case before New Jersey’s Superior Court in Middlesex County, the court levied a $1 million punitive damages award against a manufacturer of products for residential and commercial boiler applications. . Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer for particularly egregious conduct and to deter that party from future misconduct.

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Claims against Accounting Firms Dismissed in Chinese Reverse Merger-related Case

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The decision in this case, one of the first addressing auditor scienter in the Chinese reverse merger context, will provide important precedent in future cases.

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