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Spotlight

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Ellen Grady as Member

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Ellen Canan Grady has joined the firm as a member in the corporate securities practice. She is resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Grady was most recently corporate counsel with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange traded public company with 24 private partner companies in the healthcare and technology sectors. She has more than 25 years of experience counseling executives, directors, corporate boards of directors, entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide variety of industries and stages of development. MORE

Cozen O’Connor Boosts New York Real Estate Practice with Addition of Cummins

Cozen O’Connor has significantly strengthened its New York Real Estate Group with the addition of Leni Morrison Cummins as a member. Previously a partner with Adam Leitman Bailey and chair of its Condominium and Cooperative Practice Group, Cummins joins Cozen O’Connor’s Midtown office.MORE

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Kritzman to Miami Office

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Robert M. Kritzman as a member in the Transportation and Logistics Practice, resident in the Miami office. He was previously a shareholder in Fowler White Burnett's Maritime and Corporate Practice Groups. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Norwegian Cruise Line.MORE

Cozen O’Connor Strikes Major Victory in PA Supreme Court

Cozen O’Connor has prevailed in a major victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, after hearing arguments from Stephen Cozen, ruled that the legal expenses racked up in fighting a mayoral ballot challenge were not incurred to influence the outcome of an election and could be forgiven. Cozen O’Connor has been fighting for seven years to forgive the full amount owed by U.S. Representative Bob Brady’s campaign committee. MORE

2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer

The 2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer looks back at significant developments in labor and employment law over the past year and forward to what employers can expect in 2015.MORE

Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance: An International Perspective

The Global Insurance Department will present a two hour program of in-depth presentations on international directors’ and officers’ insurance. The presentations will focus on trends and developments in various jurisdictions around the world. Our panel of speakers are drawn from leading insurers and reinsurers of D&O risks.MORE

From Our Blogs

Decision Alert: US Supreme Court Potentially Shifts the Balance in Healthcare Employee Benefits Litigation

1/27/2015 12:54:51 AM +00:00

Justice Clarence Thomas and a unanimous US Supreme Court decided to vacate a Sixth Circuit decision and hold that the federal courts cannot assume from silence in a union’s collective bargain agreement that retiree group health insurance...
Health Law Informer 1/27/2015MORE

If You Are Planning Layoffs – Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

1/26/2015 10:30:05 PM +00:00

Unfortunately, when the price of oil goes down, the employment numbers also move downward in Houston. Many clients in the oil and gas industry are either planning or considering downsizing measures, which means that it is a good time to review...
HR Headaches 1/26/2015MORE

CAFA Removal Jurisdiction: Using a Plaintiff’s Complaint Against It

1/22/2015 9:44:59 PM +00:00

Most cases involving the existence of removal jurisdiction under CAFA involve the $5 million amount in controversy.  In a recent Third Circuit opinion, determining whether or not the putative class had the requisite 100 members proved equally...
Class Action Defense Review 1/22/2015MORE

Time to Get Rid of Those Post-it Notes with All Your Passwords!!!

1/22/2015 7:41:43 PM +00:00

New Jersey Requires Encryption and More Onerous Privacy & Security Safeguards for Health Insurance Carriers This month, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a New Jersey bill requiring health insurance carriers (e.g., insurance companies,...
Health Law Informer 1/22/2015MORE

Sowing The Seeds For Settlement

1/20/2015 3:39:42 AM +00:00

Many clients think that once they hire a divorce attorney, they are setting themselves up for protracted litigation.  In fact, most attorneys are skilled at negotiation and work hard to help clients settle their cases without ever stepping foot in...
Family Law Focus 1/20/2015MORE

Florida’s Claims Administration Statute – Use It or Lose Your “Coverage Defense”

1/15/2015 2:28:25 PM +00:00

Any Insurer issuing liability policies in Florida should be aware of the requirement of Florida’s Claims Administration Statute, § 627.426, or risk waiving viable “coverage defenses.”  The definition of “coverage defense” under the statute h...
Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith 1/15/2015MORE

A Deal Is Not A Deal, Until It’s A Deal

1/13/2015 6:52:19 PM +00:00

California Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 was enacted in 1981 to provide a summary procedure to enforce settlements. That statute provides that a settlement may be enforced by motion either when an agreement is signed by all parties outside...
Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog 1/13/2015MORE

If You Haven’t Already, It’s Time to Add Sexual Orientation and Trans-Gender to Your Discrimination Policy

1/12/2015 9:49:41 PM +00:00

On its face, federal law does not list sexual orientation or trans-gender status as protected categories. Some states or cities have passed their own laws offering such protections, leaving a patchwork of laws across the country. For this reason,...
HR Headaches 1/12/2015MORE

Cut The Crap: Cooperate Under Rule 26 or Look Like a Fool

1/9/2015 3:36:18 PM +00:00

An order issued by the court in Armstrong Pump, Inc. v. Hartman, 2014 WL 6908867, No. 10-cv-446S (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 9, 2014) provides a valuable lesson to all litigants—failure to cooperate under Rule 26 is no longer just unacceptable…it’s...
E-Discovery Law Review 1/9/2015MORE

Nevada Court Holds One-Year Suit Limitation Provision Does Not Bar Bad Faith or UCPA Claims

1/7/2015 3:43:35 PM +00:00

Property insurance policies commonly contain a suit limitation provision which generally provides that an insured cannot file suit against the insurer unless the action is brought within one or two years of the date of loss.  While such provision...
Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith 1/7/2015MORE