In California − the World’s seventh largest economy and a state that comprises roughly 40 million people − state lawmakers have passed a new law that aims to protect the privacy of consumers, and specifically details new notice requirements for those businesses that are collecting data from consumers on the web or even through conventional means at their brick-and-mortar locations.
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Under the title “New York May Soon Increase Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages,” we wrote recently about efforts within the New York State Legislature to significantly add to the types of damages that could be awarded in wrongful death litigation.
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Two bills currently wending their way through the New York State Assembly and Senate, if enacted, would significantly increase the nature and amount of damages that could be awarded to plaintiffs in wrongful death actions filed in New York.
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In a sudden reversal and after more than more than five years of uncertainty, on May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Florida ruled that Daubert – not Frye – now governs the admissibility of expert testimony in Florida. See In re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107, May 23, 2019.

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In products liability litigation, the question of whether a product was defectively designed because the manufacturer decided to make certain safety equipment “optional” instead of “standard” is an issue that arises often in cases involving heavy equipment and machinery or commercial vehicles.
Continue Reading The NY Court of Appeals Addresses “Optional Safety Equipment” in Fasolas v. Bobcat of N.Y., Inc.