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Katz Accepts California Restaurant Association Allied Member of the Year Award on Behalf of Wilson Elser

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Bruno W. Katz (Partner-San Diego) accepted on behalf of the firm the Allied Member of the Year Gold Medallion Award from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association at its 35th Gold Medallion Awards Dinner held at the San Diego Convention Center on May 30, 2019.

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O’Brien President-Elect of Maryland Defense Counsel

Colleen O’Brien (Associate-Baltimore) has been named as the president-elect of Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. (MDC) through June 2020. MDC is a nonprofit bar association with more than 400 civil defense attorney members.

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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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