Monthly Archives: March 2016

Is Your Product Really UL Approved?

In the media news recently there have been a number of reports concerning hoverboard fires which may involve the lithium-ion battery and/or compatibility with the power supply. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating the root cause of these

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The California Supreme Court recently addressed whether a party that voluntarily dismisses an action, in exchange for a settlement payment, is entitled to recovery of costs as “the prevailing party.” In deSaulles v Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 2016

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Maryland Addresses Spoliation of the Physical Evidence of the Case

In a recent decision, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland considered an issue of first impression regarding the doctrine of spoliation. Maryland appellate courts had “not established how to apply the spoliation doctrine in the context of a situation”

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