Day Pitney LLP partner Jonathan Handler has been elected to serve as the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Handler most recently served as the Vice President and previously served as the Treasurer.
The FBA consists of more than 19,000 federal lawyers, including 1,500 federal judges, who work together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of judiciary. Its mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The FBA Massachusetts Chapter has more than 300 members.
Handler is a partner in Day Pitney's Litigation Department. His practice in complex commercial litigation involves the representation of corporate clients and individuals in tort and contract disputes. He has represented clients in state and federal courts in a wide variety of disputes, including matters involving complex product liability, accounting malpractice, unfair and deceptive trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, and tortious interference. He also counsels corporate clients in a variety of industries, including specialty chemicals and aerospace, on ways to mitigate risk and avoid litigation.
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Becky Gutierrez wrote an article, "Limitations On Direct-To-Consumer Tests In Md. And NY" for Law360. The article offers best practices to comply with Maryland’s and New York’s statutory limitations on direct-to-consumer testing results.
Paul D. Williams and Jennifer Shukla updated the Q&A guide "Initial Civil Appeals: Connecticut" for Practical Law. This Q&A addresses starting an appeal (as of right or by permission), obtaining a stay pending appeal, completing preliminary requirements (like mediation), submitting a factual record or appendix, briefing the appeal, arguing the appeal and requesting rehearing.
On April 13, Day Pitney will hold a CLE that will cover two topics at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, at 3 Giralda Farms in Madison, New Jersey. Benjamin E. Haglund, John W. Cerreta, Thomas A. Zalewski and Sylvia–Rebecca Gutierrez will teach a course on Contract & Tort Law Update for the Health Care Practitioner. The course will cover contract and tort issues for health care practitioners with special emphasis on genetic testing in tort litigation and potential pitfalls regarding provisions contained in contracts with hospitals, health plans, and suppliers. Theresa Kelly and Rachel Gonzalez will also teach a course on Employment Law, which will cover employment law issues with special emphasis on recent National Labor Relations Board activities and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
On January 15, Michael Furey will speak at a seminar hosted by the New Jersey Bar Association about “Frivolous Litigation Sanctions in New Jersey State Court: Achieving Them & Avoiding Them,” at the Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Furey will analyze and compare the federal law (Rule 11) with New Jersey law.
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Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Boston-based Day Pitney partner Jonathan I. Handler was quoted in an article, "Split Mass. Top Court Says Strict Time Bar Can Apply To 93A," published by Law360.
Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "An inside look at how Horizon used hospital costs – and quality – in plan to change N.J. health care," which was published on NJ.com and also appeared in the July 29 edition of The Star-Ledger under the headline, "Reports: Horizon Skewed Quality, Costs on New Plan."
Jim Rotondo, Jennifer Shukla, and Julia Sorensen authored an article, "Amazon Tests Boundaries of What It Means to Be a Product Seller," published by Bloomberg BNA's Product Liability & Toxics Law News.