Apr 1, 2020

WSSLLP’s New Jersey Office Wins Defense Judgment in Securities-Industry Tortious Interference Claim

In a final judgment entered following twelve days of trial, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, found in favor of WSSLLP’s client, a securities-industry principal, in a tortious interference with contract claim brought by a former registered representative.  The case was handled by New Jersey partner Steven Mellen. In the trial, the registered […] More

Securities Industry Update – Florida Office of Financial Regulation Order
Mar 27, 2020

Securities Industry Update – Florida Office of Financial Regulation Order

By Benjamin J. Biard

On March 26, 2020, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued an Omnibus Order that provides regulatory relief to industries regulated by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation due to COVID-19.  For the securities industry, the Order provides a 45-day extension for the Form ADV annual updating amendment for investment advisers. The Order further grants a […] More

Summary Judgment Granted in New York Labor Law Case under the Special Employee Doctrine as a Matter of Law
Mar 26, 2020

Summary Judgment Granted in New York Labor Law Case under the Special Employee Doctrine as a Matter of Law

At the outset, our primary concern at this time is for everyone’s safety and health given the COVID-19 epidemic.  It certainly is a new world for everyone.  All of our offices are fully up and running remotely, and we are ready to address any needs you may have.  Please stay safe. Shortly before the COVID-19 […] More

Mar 24, 2020

WSSLLP’s Colorado Office Wins 12 Day Jury Trial Successfully Defending Directors and Officers in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit

On March 17, 2020, Colorado managing partner, Derek Anderson, secured a defense verdict for the firm’s clients in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.  The firm defended three members of the board of directors of a Denver based company, its president and the preferred shareholders of the company, in a suit brought by the founder […] More

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP – Your COVID-19 Workplace Resource
Mar 16, 2020

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP – Your COVID-19 Workplace Resource

By Dianna D. McCarthy, Robyn Silvermintz, Jody N. Cappello, Gabriel Z. Reynoso

Ask us what to know now and how to prepare for the Workplace in the COVID-19 Era COVID-19 will have lasting effects on the workplace as #wfh becomes the new normal.  The House passed sweeping legislation to provide assistance to the most vulnerable employees and the Senate is expected to act swiftly this week on […] More

New Jersey Supreme Court Permits Claim for Violation of the State’s Anti-Discrimination Law for an Employee’s Legal Use of Marijuana
Mar 12, 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court Permits Claim for Violation of the State’s Anti-Discrimination Law for an Employee’s Legal Use of Marijuana

By Joel M. Wertman, Allison J. Beatty

On March 10, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court decision that medical marijuana patients in New Jersey are protected from discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).  Employees using medical marijuana… More

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