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Law360 Covers Kersting’s Fifth Circuit Victory for Client Insurer

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Edna S. Kersting (Partner-Chicago) convinced a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit to refuse to revive a former New Orleans health care attorney’s suit alleging she was wrongly denied long-term disability benefits after migraines forced her to stop working, arguing that our insurer-client’s denial was backed by “substantial evidence.”

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Carr Selected 2019 Writer in Residence by Ms. JD for Monthly Blogs on Cannabis Law

Stephanie Carr (Associate-Louisville) was selected as a 2019 Writer in Residence for Ms. JD and will issue monthly blogs over the coming year for her column titled “Going Green: Growing a Cannabis Law Practice.”

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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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