Michael Furey was quoted in three separate articles in Politico (subscription required), the New Jersey Law Journal and Law360 (subscription required) regarding his oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court of an appeal of an important discovery order by the firm's hospital clients. The appeal is part of the ongoing legal battle between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and a group of hospitals challenging their designation as tier 2 in the insurer's OMNIA-tiered health plan. Michael, who is counsel for three of the hospitals in the case, told the Supreme Court that the Appellate Division had improperly considered the "merits of the claims" before the plaintiffs even had an opportunity to conduct discovery. The appellate court, Michael said, should have limited its review of the trial court's discovery orders to whether the lower court's decision to allow discovery of the documents was "arbitrary, capricious or without any rational basis." He also told the Court that the confidentiality concerns of Horizon could be addressed by a protective order. The Court reserved and will issue a written opinion.
James Rotondo and Andrew Ammirati co-authored the article, "Ohio: 'Control' determines whether Amazon is subject to strict liability," for Westlaw Today.
On September 29, Christopher Droney and Chase Rogers provided appellate advice to the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Judge Droney (ret.) and Justice Rogers (ret.) shared insights on the differences between state and federal appellate practice from their unique perspectives as former appellate jurists who are now in private practice.
Judge Christopher Droney presented a webinar, "Perspectives on Practicing in the Age of COVID-19" for the Holy Cross Lawyers Association (HCLA).
Michael K. Furey authored article, "Is It Worth the Risk to Represent a Client Who Has Fired a Previous Attorney?," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
Judge Christopher Droney was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "What Are Some ADR Trends Since COVID-19?"
Stan Twardy was quoted in the New York Times article, "Top Aid in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept."
Stan Twardy was quoted in CT Post article, "Arrests of Perez, Dunn raise concern that FBI probe is just the beginning."
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Susan Huntington and Christopher Klimmek were quoted in Hartford Business Journal article, "Gov. Lamont's executive orders have helped CT beat back COVID-19, but some businesses want to curtail his powers."