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The Coronavirus Litigation will provide analysis of the legal implications for businesses that may arise as a result of this heretofore unprecedented pandemic. As the breadth of infection grows, so too are businesses being faced with new challenges on a daily basis when it comes to navigating how best to balance the need to continue operations with the necessity for public safety. Hospitals, nursing homes, retailers, restaurants, apartment complexes, and any businesses that cater to large swaths of the public need to approach the challenges surrounding Covid-19 with the most information possible. Our hope with this insight is to provide useful, realtime, and unparalleled legal analysis to allow our clients to respond to the ever-changing liability issues surrounding Covid-19 in the most prudent way possible.
The Correctional Healthcare insight provides updates and analysis on issues associated with the correctional healthcare industry and recent legal proceedings involving correctional healthcare providers. HBS attorneys have successfully litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits brought by inmates and represented correctional health care companies on issues related to professional malpractice, regulatory compliance, contractual negotiations, and risk management. Our experience brings superior knowledge and skill to all correctional health care companies and practitioners.
Data Privacy and Cyber Security
The Data Privacy and Cyber Security insight explores legal developments, trends and business strategies around data protection, retention, privacy, reporting obligations, risk management, how to respond to hacking or security breaches, what to disclose and when, and other agenda-setting topics. The insight features tips to help clients identify data protection concerns, assure that their businesses are in compliance and develop proactive plans that reduce the risk of data security breaches. We also weigh in on breaking news such as cyberattacks, ransomware, phishing, viruses and other matters.
The Employment Law insight keeps readers up to date of the latest employment law cases, legal developments and trends impacting business operations, labor relations, compensation, benefits and the many other employment-related issues. The insight explores best practices to avoid, resolve and prevail in disputes. It also shares tips for creating effective harassment policies and training programs, how to reduce the risk of discrimination claims, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA).
Going Global with HBS
The Going Global with HBS insight follows rapidly evolving legal developments, policy and regulatory changes that affect cross-border business. Topics range from trans-border business operations, export/import matters, legal contractual issues, joint ventures and licensing, dispute resolution, regulatory issues, international due diligence and many other issues that are relevant and timely. The insight covers matters that impact U.S.-based companies that do business overseas or are looking to expand internationally, as well as matters foreign firms should consider when entering the U.S. market.
The Governmental Liability insight provides strategic analysis and shares actionable insights on noteworthy cases as well as legal developments on matters that impact the liability and interests of state and local governments, their employees, law enforcement, public school systems, and entities who do business with governmental partners. Hall Booth Smith’s specialized team of governmental liability attorneys keep readers up to date on new case law in tort and Constitutional questions; legal theories; issues that impact sovereign, qualified and official immunities; and emerging regional, national, and international legal trends in the business of government.
Health Care Highlights
This insight covers the quagmire of risks as well as the endless opportunities for Healthcare or Life Sciences organizations. Our attorneys explore what’s at stake gleaned through case law, business trends, regulatory and legislative changes, and other factors that impact Healthcare and Life Sciences. Our analyses provides insights and actionable advice on navigating the complexities of this ever-changing field. Each post will include practical tips for identifying, quantifying and/or mitigating potential risks, or tactics for protecting the interests of Healthcare organizations in the pursuit of the tripartite aim to lower costs, improve quality and expand access to Healthcare, all while avoiding running afoul of legal and/or regulatory requirements.
The HBS Insurance insight explores evolving trends in coverage and underwriting in addition to legal challenges and claims that are likely to impact future decisions by insurers and insureds. The insight covers a wide variety of news and precedent cases in the property coverage, liability coverage, transportation risk, surety/bond and London market sectors at both the state and federal level. The insight also shares best practices for policy procurement, dispute resolution and strategies that help our clients ensure that their legal rights and obligations are being met.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C.’s product liability defense attorneys combine subject matter expertise with first chair trial experience. We are the “go to” firm for many clients in some of the most difficult and delicate cases. Our defense experience spans mass tort actions as well as single plaintiff litigation, and our attorneys have extensive insight assessing risk and minimizing exposure. We defend claims in federal and state courts across the country, giving us intimate familiarity with decision trends and precedent-setting cases. Our defense philosophy is to be mindful of the need for cost-effective advocacy without sacrificing on quality or favorable results.
New York Legal Update
The New York Legal Update insight offers information and insight about key issues, court decisions, and legislation emerging from this jurisdiction, particularly in the areas of medical and pharmacy negligence, health and long-term care, premises liability, and intellectual property. The insight will keep you informed on happenings in both state and federal courts, and address topics that are local to the New York region, as well as have national implications.
The HBS Workers’ Compensation insight follows news and analyzes lawsuits, verdicts, rulings, appeals and other legal developments that affect insurance carriers, self-insured employers/servicing agents and uninsured employers. We explore how changing lifestyles and technology plays bigger role in workers’ compensation cases, such as the use of physical fitness data from wearable devices (i.e. FitBit and Apple Watch) and whether injuries sustained at company-sponsored softball games are compensable. We also share practical tips for implementing proactive response systems to minimize the initiation of claims.