Regulators’ $200 Million Fine Against JPMorgan Signals Aggressive Campaign to Enforce Electronic Communication Policies and Procedures
Jan 20, 2022

Regulators’ $200 Million Fine Against JPMorgan Signals Aggressive Campaign to Enforce Electronic Communication Policies and Procedures

On December 17, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an Order against J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, fining it $125 million for the unapproved use of WhatsApp, text message and personal email communications by JPMorgan employees.  See SEC Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Pursuant to Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act […] More

Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act Greatly Expands Defendants’ Obligations for Disclosure of Insurance Information under the CPLR
Jan 10, 2022

Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act Greatly Expands Defendants’ Obligations for Disclosure of Insurance Information under the CPLR

By Robyn Silvermintz

On December 31, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act modifies CPLR § 3101(f) and requires that insurance disclosures now be accompanied a sworn certification from both the defendant and defendant’s counsel under new CPLR section 3122-b. Previously, CPLR § 3101(f) provided that a […] More

Mar 10, 2021

Pennsylvania Clarifies Unconscionable Arbitration Agreement

By Denis Dice, Joel M. Wertman, Allison J. Beatty, Douglas G. Fogle

In a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the intermediate appellate court provided additional guidance in regards to whether an arbitration agreement may be considered unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. In Lomax v Care One, LLC et. al. No. 344 WDA 2020 (March 5, 2021), Plaintiff filed a wrongful death and survival action against […] More

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Resumes Civil Jury Trials
Mar 8, 2021

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Resumes Civil Jury Trials

By Douglas G. Fogle

On March 17, 2020, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas suspended all civil jury trials for the health and safety of the judges, staff, counsel, litigants, and the public.  Almost a full year later, on March 2, 2021, the Court published a fourteen (14) page protocol (the “Protocol”) for the conduct of jury trials […] More

GPB Capital Holdings, LLC Update:  The SEC and Several State Regulators File Regulatory, Civil and Criminal Actions  Against GPB Capital Holdings and Various of its Principals and Related Entities
Feb 4, 2021

GPB Capital Holdings, LLC Update: The SEC and Several State Regulators File Regulatory, Civil and Criminal Actions Against GPB Capital Holdings and Various of its Principals and Related Entities

The Securities and Exchange Commission, regulators from seven (7) states and the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Eastern District of New York today simultaneously filed regulatory, civil and criminal actions against GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”), two related entities, Ascendant Capital, LLC (“Ascendant Capital”) and Ascendant Alternative Strategies, LLC (“AAS”) and various principals associated […] More

Florida Supreme Court Amends Florida Summary Judgment Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510
Jan 7, 2021

Florida Supreme Court Amends Florida Summary Judgment Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510

By Brittany P. Borck

On October 15, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction of Lopez, 275 So. 3d 831 (Fla 5th DCA 2019). In addition to accepting jurisdiction of this case, the Court also presented the question of whether Florida should adopt the summary judgment standard articulated by the United States Supreme Court in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, […] More

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