Discussing a recent ruling that information obtained by an outside auditor is open to discovery, Jonathan Handler tells Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "If you use an outside expert, or something someone in your company does, in order to make a claim, assume all of that is going to come out." He went on to say that in cases such as this, "The issue is whether the client is engaged in the regular course of business or something in anticipation of litigation. That’s a difficult line." The judge in Columbia Data Products, Inc. v. Autonomy Corporation Limited, et al. ruled that even though the plaintiff's intent at the time of the audit was only to obtain information for business purposes, and as such the information is not immune to discovery. The article, "Auditor's report discoverable," appeared in the December 27 edition.
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Bill Goddard will be having a one-on-one dialogue with New York Department of Financial Services Special Deputy Superintendent and head of the New York Liquidation Bureau, David Axinn, about current insurance receivership issues in New York and elsewhere at the International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR) and Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) Joint Issues Forum in New York, NY on Saturday, August 3.
Bill Goddard will be speaking on "Restructuring Mechanisms" at the Eighth Annual Symposium on Insurance Regulation, presented by the Financial Examiners Educational Foundation (FEEF) and held in New York, NY on Friday August 2.
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Bill Goddard will moderate a panel, entitled "Liability & Regulatory Issues in Cybersecurity," at the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA) 27th Annual Legal Seminar in Boston, MA.
Elizabeth Retersdorf authored an article, "Copyright Registration Ruling Creates Insurance Risks," for Law360.
Day Pitney LLP's representation of HDI Global Insurance Co. (HDI) was noted in an article, "1st Circ. Brushes Off Dental Co.'s Insurance Claim For TM Suit," published by Law360.
David Doot, Steven Cash and James Blackburn, IV authored an article, "Risk and Opportunity with the Industrial Internet of Things," which was published in the July-August 2019 issue of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.
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Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was featured in an article, "Retired Judges Establish Fund To Provide Lawyers For Immigrant Families," published by the Hartford Courant.
Chase T. Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was recognized by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) for bringing greater openness to the state's court system.