The concept of personal jurisdiction refers to a court’s authority to order a defendant to answer legal claims filed in a particular state. “Lack of personal jurisdiction” is a powerful defense that will not only get the defendant out of the case at the very outset but also deter any future cases brought against that defendant in the same state. Continue Reading The Law of Personal Jurisdiction Is About to Be Changed Again – What Life Science Companies Should Expect

Back in January, we reported New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have amended the state’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to define and legalize the statewide use of electric scooters and electric bicycles. Continue Reading New York Finally Passes Legislation Regulating the Use of E-Bicycles and E-Scooters

With the urgent need for more ventilators in the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the U.S. Automakers answer our country’s call for help by shifting their focus from manufacturing vehicles to manufacturing ventilators. Continue Reading Will the PREP Act Adequately Protect U.S. Automakers That Are Now Making Ventilators from Future Product Liability Claims?

In a flurry of year-end activity, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a series of legislative vetoes – at least three of which should be of interest to our readers.

Continue Reading New York’s Governor Ends Year with Three Important Legislative Vetoes

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.
Continue Reading California Consumer Privacy Act Will Impose New Obligations on Businesses that Collect Consumer Data from California Residents