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The Double-Edged Sword of Medical Professionals’ Apologies

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Bonnie Ackerman (Of Counsel-White Plains) wrote “The Double-Edged Sword of Medical Professionals’ Apologies” for the Third Quarter 2019 issue of Inside Medical Liability magazine. The article details the pros and cons and legislation related to the ramifications of apologies by physicians in the event of adverse medical outcomes.

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Immigrant Investors and Cannabis Business Opportunities in the United States

William Tolin Gay (Of Counsel-Los Angeles) has published “Immigrant Investors and Cannabis Business Opportunities in the United States,” an article that appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of California International Law Journal published by the International Law Section (ILS). If “legalization” of cannabis has the effect of moving it from Schedule I to a lower schedule, rather than completely removing it, Bill does not see a bright future for foreign investors who wish to participate in this market.

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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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