Maryland’s Court of Appeals to Decide Whether Statute of Repose Defense Applies in Asbestos Litigation


On December 1, 2017, the Court of Appeals of Maryland heard arguments on an appeal from a decision holding that the state’s 20-year statute of repose bars asbestos claims that accrue after the enactment of the asbestos manufacturer exemption of 1991.
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Confirmation from Pennsylvania Superior Court: The Fair Share Act Applies to Strict Liability Cases Involving Asbestos Exposure


As a matter of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently held that the Fair Share Act applies to strict liability cases involving asbestos exposure.
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Third Circuit Latest to Hollow Out Bright Line Bare Metal Defense


On October 3, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held—in a case of first impression—that a manufacturer of a “bare metal” product may be liable for a plaintiff’s injuries caused by later added asbestos-containing materials.
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Don’t Like that NLRB Ruling? Just Wait, it May Change!


As 2017 and Chairman Phillip Miscimarra’s term drew to an end, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a flurry of decisions overturning several Obama-era NLRB decisions.
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Steps to Consider to Achieve Compliance by May 2018


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a uniform regulation aimed at protecting customer and employee personal information, becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018.
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Government Agencies Targeting Employers That Fail to “Hire American”


Following President Trump’s inauguration, and in response to his April 2017 “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, various agencies of the federal government have announced enhanced efforts to protect U.S. workers from discrimination.
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Opioid Epidemic Likely to Become a Workplace Issue for Maryland-Area Employers


Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
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An Inside Job: Highlights From November’s ACC Presentation


On November 8, 2017, Suzzanne W. Decker, a Principal in the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group, and Sandra McLelland, Managing Counsel at Under Armour, presented a webinar to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) on preserving the attorney-client privilege in corporate investigations and the extent to which internal communications may be protected by the attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product doctrine.
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Personal Jurisdiction Defense Gaining Traction in Mass Tort Litigation


For the past several years the United States Supreme Court has sought to clarify the proper exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over foreign corporate defendants.
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Should You Hoard Records If Benefit Claims Live Forever?


Human-resource professionals are a notoriously organized and efficient bunch.
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