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Flannery Named 2018 Honoree, United Way of Westchester & Putnam Charity Outing

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John Flannery (Partner-White Plains) will be the honoree at the United Way of Westchester & Putnam annual Day of Golf & Tennis on October 9, 2018, at the Mount Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco, New York. Alana Sweeny, president and CEO of the United Way of Westchester & Putnam cited John’s “longstanding commitment to the betterment of our communities and his passion for helping people.”

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Russell among Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers

Angela Russell (Partner-Baltimore) has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of 2018’s Most Influential Black Lawyers. The list comprises the “best of the best” of Black lawyers who are partners with leading national law firms and corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations.

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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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