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Subrogation & Recovery Product Recall Bulletin

November 29, 2021

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

This bulletin discusses news concerning recent recalls, repetitive failures, and alerts from November 2021.

Jason Domark Featured in Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Member Spotlight

November 29, 2021

News - Commercial Litigation

Jason Domark, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was featured in the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Member Spotlight.

Place Your Bet: Who Will Win The Competition For Sports Betting Dollars [Forbes]

November 29, 2021

Publication - Antitrust

David Reichenberg contributed an article to Forbes discussing how since a Supreme Court decision in 2018 (Murphy v. NCAA) striking down a federal ban on sports betting, half of US states have legalized sports wagers.

Water Damage Claims

November 29, 2021

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

Joseph Rich, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, discusses the recovery issues arising from water damage losses originating at failures in CPVC Sprinkler Pipes & Fittings, PVC piping, braided supply lines; including material failures of brass fittings and piping.

Pay the Prevailing Wage or Forfeit the Tax Abatement?

November 24, 2021

News - Condominiums & Cooperatives, Real Estate

Leni Cummins discusses the recent bill signed by Governor Kathy Hochul that will require co-op and condo boards to pay prevailing wages to their building staffers in order to receive the coveted property tax abatement in Habitat Magazine.

Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions Practice Group Represents Leading Trade Associations in 11th Circuit Proceeding

November 24, 2021


On November 23, 2021, Mike McTigue, Meredith Slawe, and Max Kaplan filed an amicus brief in the 11th Circuit on behalf of the Restaurant Law Center, Retail Litigation Center, and National Retail Federation.

Florida Law Prohibits Vaccination Mandate Without Five Specific Individual Exemptions [Alert]

November 23, 2021

Publication - Labor & Employment

John Ho and Jim Sullivan discuss Florida Governor DeSantis’s recent legislation banning employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations unless several exemptions are offered to employees.

Gina Maisto Smith and Amorie Hummel Selected as 2021 Women of Distinction Honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal

November 23, 2021

Press Release

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Gina Maistro Smith, chair of the firm’s Institutional Response Group, and Amorie Hummel, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Group, have been selected as 2021 Women of Distinction honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Completing Form I-9 for EAD Automatic Extensions for Nonimmigrant Dependent Spouses [Alert]

November 22, 2021

Publication - Immigration

Fran Rayer and Beth Olivera discuss USCIS's new policy that automatically extends employment authorization for dependent spouses in L-2 and E-1/E-2/E-3 status and also automatically extends employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses.

Lawdragon Names six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

November 19, 2021

Press Release - Labor & Employment

Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2021 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

What Employers Need to Know as the US Welcomes Back International Travelers [Daily Business Review]

November 18, 2021

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Immigration

Scott Bettridge authored an article about the United States reopening its border to international travelers from 33 countries including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the European Schengen area (EU) and with this new proclamation has implemented a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national air travelers pursuant to CDC-specific regulations.

Better on Zoom: Attorneys Are Creating Strategies to Aid Videoconferencing in Mediation

November 18, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Susan Eisenberg was quoted in the Daily Business Review discussing using zoom for mediation.

'You're on Mute!' and Other Pandemic Practice Lessons [The Bencher]

November 18, 2021

Publication - Legal Profession Services

Thomas Wilkinson co-authored an article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the practice of law.

What’s at Stake When the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Takes on Smart Meters? Issues and Impacts [Alert]

November 18, 2021

Publication - Utility & Energy

Jonathan Nase discusses three consolidated cases that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for in December that may impact utilities in the commonwealth.

Broad Street Brief: “Mixed Income Neighborhoods Overlay” Bill Passes Out of Committee

November 18, 2021

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

A plan intended to protect the ability of low and moderate-income Philadelphians to live in their neighborhoods despite increases in property values took one step forward this week.

Star-Studded NY AG’s Race | Barriers Against Robocallers | Challenges Against Vaccine Mandate

November 18, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 11.18.2021 Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.

Web Scrapers And Their Targets Beware. Regulators Are Zeroing In On Privacy Implications [Alert]

November 17, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General, Technology, Privacy & Data Security

Lori Kalani, Mira Baylson, and Meghan Stoppel provide a primer on web scraping as well as an overview of the legal and regulatory challenges.

Kara Kapp Named National Law Journal’s 2021 DC Rising Star

November 17, 2021

Press Release - White Collar Defense & Investigations

The Rising Stars award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence of 40 young lawyers who represent a cross-section of practice areas and have “proven their mettle where it counts, representing high-profile clients and securing high-dollar victories.”

Employment Authorization Policy for Nonimmigrant Dependent Spouses [Alert]

November 16, 2021

Publication - Immigration

Beth Olivera and Fran Rayer discuss USCIS's new policy guidance to address the structural changes for nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses seeking employment authorization.

Momentum Is Building for Antitrust Reform. Here's What That Means for Big Tech

November 15, 2021

News - Antitrust

In an article published by Time, David Reichenberg discusses how there is danger in writing bills that target a certain industry rather than problematic practices, as it can make the laws unwieldy and hard to apply.

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