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September 25, 2014
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By Kathryn A. Formeller, Esq. of Tressler LLP

A CGL Insurer that agreed to defend its insured could not seek declaratory relief that a condo association's management liability insurer was also required to defend or contribute to defense costs incurred on behalf of a mutual insured. 

By Linda Richardson of Linda Richardson

To terminate is to bring to an end. If you have ever had to figure out how to terminate an employee, you know things don't get much harder or sadder. Most managers dread this part of the job more than any other.

By Michael Mercer, Ph.D.

When managers ask me, "What makes employees happy or engaged at work?," they find it useful to hear actual research I did using pre-employment tests.

By Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Esq. of Jackson Lewis P.C.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that another employer (a non-union employer) violated its employees' protected concerted activity rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it disciplined and fired them for certain social media activity. Our Labor Group provides an extensive analysis of this decision in Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, 361 NLRB No. 31 (2014). 
By Donald A. O'Brien, Esq. of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York v. Continental Casualty Company, Docket Nos. 13-1671(L), 13-1700(XAP) United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (June 23, 2014) 

By Davis J. Kim, Esq. and Michael P. Kandler, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla 
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. (USF&G) had no obligation to indemnify its insured, Ashley Reed, for a judgment of $30 million stemming from its sale and distribution of counterfeit Fendi products. United States Fid. & Guar. Co. v. Ashley Reed Trading, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 4782, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116280 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 20, 2014). 

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