Apr 23, 2020

Defending Pro Se Malpractice Claims Against Attorneys

By Kenneth A. McLellan

We are privileged to have an adversarial legal system where attorneys represent their clients’ interests in disputes pursuant to Court rules, rather than the litigants battling each other directly.  Nothing gives an appreciation for the wisdom of that system more than defending an attorney in a pro se legal malpractice claim.  Pro Se attorney malpractice […] More

New York State Legislature Enacts Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act
Apr 20, 2020

New York State Legislature Enacts Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act

In order to shield healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals from potential civil and/or criminal liability resulting from care and treatment rendered to both COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients during the COVID-19 crisis, the New York State Legislature has included the Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act (“EDTPA”) in the state fiscal year 2021 budget.  The EDTPA, […] More

WSSLLP’s Stamford Office Obtains Dismissal of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim for Staffing Client
Apr 16, 2020

WSSLLP’s Stamford Office Obtains Dismissal of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim for Staffing Client

After several Pre-Formal Hearings, a Formal Hearing and Post-Hearing Briefs, the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission dismissed a retaliation claim brought by an employee under Connecticut General Statute § 31-290a.  The case was handled by Stamford partner Jody Cappello. In his Complaint, the Claimant alleged that he was terminated in retaliation for pursuing his rights against […] More

Apr 15, 2020

COVID 19s Effect on Litigation: Court Orders and Updates

As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis, State and Federal Courts have implemented various orders designed to promote public safety while balancing the rights of criminal defendants and litigants. These orders include, in some jurisdictions, the continuation of jury trials, the suspension of statutes of limitations, and in some instances suspension of court […] More

FINRA Issues Guidance on Disclosure Requirements Related to Loan Forgiveness under the Payment Protection Program (“PPP”)
Apr 14, 2020

FINRA Issues Guidance on Disclosure Requirements Related to Loan Forgiveness under the Payment Protection Program (“PPP”)

By Michael Schwartzberg, Michael H. DiTrapani

FINRA announced yesterday that it will not require the disclosure of loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) in response to Form U4 Question 14K, as long as the forgiveness is consistent with the loan’s original terms. FINRA requires registered persons to affirmatively disclose on their U-4 a “compromise” of a debt to a […] More

COVID-19 Update:  Pennsylvania Businesses Challenging the Stay at Home Order
Apr 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania Businesses Challenging the Stay at Home Order

By Denis Dice

On March 23, 2020, the Governor of Pennsylvania issued the first Stay at Home Order which applied to seven counties in the Commonwealth and was to remain in place until April 6, 2020.  This Order requires residents to remain at home unless engaged in certain activities, such as essential travel, and permitted certain outdoor activities, […] More

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