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Court Decisions
August 25, 2020

Trust Beneficiary Forfeits Beneficial Interest After Violating No-Contest Clause

In July, the Massachusetts Appeal Court in Capobianco v. Dischino Capobianco v. Dischino, 19-P-197 (Mass.…
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Court Decisions
August 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Opens the Door to “Generic-dot-Com” Trademarks

Booking.com, an on-line travel agency that books hotel reservations and provides other services to customers,…
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Court Decisions
July 15, 2020

Courts Start To Weigh In On COVID-19 Lawsuits

PLDO recently issued an advisory about the forthcoming explosion of lawsuits arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.…
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Court Decisions
July 3, 2020

Employee’s “Odd” Behavior Justified Mandatory Drug Test

Most employers know that they cannot insist that an employee take a drug test unless…
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Court Decisions
March 12, 2020

A “Reasonable Accommodation” Must Be Reasonable

For employers determining what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation” can often be a challenge. A very…
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Court Decisions
February 18, 2020

Equal Access To Justice Act Determined To Be Inapplicable To Non-Parties

The Equal Access to Justice for Small Businesses and Individuals Act (“EAJA”) is a legislative…
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Court Decisions
December 30, 2019

Rhode Island Supreme Court Dismisses Tenant Appeal

In a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision, the Court summarily dismissed a residential tenant’s…
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Court Decisions
October 18, 2019

The Increasing Sweep of Opioid Litigation

States are now one step closer to holding the Sackler family individually liable for the…
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Court Decisions
July 8, 2019

Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Tax Trust Income Solely Based on Beneficiary’s Residence

In N.C. Dep’t of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, the U.S. Supreme…
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Court Decisions
February 15, 2019

RI Supreme Court Clarifies Insurers’ Obligations in Auto Accident Claims

In a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision, the Court clarified the duty owed, or…
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