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Best Lawyers™ in America 2020 Includes 38 Wilson Elser Attorneys Representing 16 Offices

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Best Lawyers™ in America has named 38 Wilson Elser attorneys representing 16 of the firm’s U.S. offices to its 2020 edition published on August 15, 2019.

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O'Connor to Be Honored by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey at the 52nd Annual Trial Bar Awards

Carolyn O'Connor, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and the regional managing partner of the New Jersey office, has been selected by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey as an honoree at the 52nd Annual Trial Bar Award Reception to be held October 17, 2019, at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.

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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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