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May 01, 2017

Former Employee’s Drug and Alcohol History Potentially Returning to Haunt Former Employers Under New FMCSA

Recent amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act regulations have imposed new obligations on transportation companies
April 01, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Equalizes Standard of Review for EEOC Subpoenas

Earlier this month, in McLane Co., Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court held that courts of appeals should review district courts’ decisions on whether to enforce EEOC subpoenas for abuse of discretion, not de novo.
March 01, 2017

Rhode Island Supreme Court “Clarifies” Employer’s Duty to Investigate Allegations of Employee Misconduct

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a decision that both clarified and complicated the scope of an employer’s duty to supervise its employees.
February 01, 2017

NH Supreme Court Avoids Holding Third Party Liable for Negligent Entrustment after Fatal Car Collision by Intoxicated Driver

Presented with an opportunity to expand or limit the scope of third party liability for impaired driving, the New Hampshire Supreme Court recently did neither, in a decision which raises significant questions but offers few answers.
January 01, 2017

MA Appeals Court Increases Pressure on Insurers to Promptly Settle Cases

The Massachusetts Appeals Court issued another in a series of decisions which increases pressure on insurers to settle cases where their insureds’ liability has become “reasonably clear.”