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September 2011




Have You Updated Your Employee Handbook?

Mary Anne AckoureyBy Mary Anne Ackourey

Most every employer has on its "to do" list the task of updating its Employee Handbook. Too often, however, this important task stays on that proverbial list month after month and, many times, year after year. The importance of keeping your handbook up to date and reflecting best practices cannot be overstated. Not only is it an important communication tool to new and current employees about your practices, but handbook policies can be critical to avoiding litigation.

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Premises Liability: Has Apportionment of Fault Killed "Failure to Provide Security" Cases?

Sun ChoyJake DalyBy Sun Choy and Jake Daly

Twenty years ago, premises liability typically meant property owner liability for the “slip-and-fall” case.  While “slip-and-fall” cases remain popular, landlords and property management companies have become the prime target of multi-million dollar claims for failing to provide adequate security.

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Property Sellers Beware: Disenchanted Purchasers can be Litigious

Bart GaryArthur EbbsBy Bart Gary and Arthur Ebbs

The southeastern condominium glut in markets such as Atlanta and Miami is no secret.  You have likely seen the advertisements informing prospective purchasers of the “great deals” to be had.  While lenders and distressed asset specialists work to fill projects with eager bargain hunters, many existing homeowners are becoming disenchanted with their purchases.

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