Industry News & Updates

What Is Fair Game When It Comes To Fair Use?
ARTICLE: The internet is teeming with “viral videos,” or video clips that become instantly popular through Internet sharing via social media.  But at what point does the pinging, posting, and liking infringe upon the creator’s rights? Christopher Tinari from Margolis Edelstein examines the use of viral videos without a license. 

The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution
ARTICLE: How will the coming influx of Autonomous Vehicles affect existing automobile laws and shape future rules? Art Spratlin from Butler Snow, LLP (Ridgeland, MS) delves into this complicated topic in the above linked article.

 

New OSHA Rule on Silica
ARTICLE: David R. Adams and Alyssa J. Jones from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. (Buffalo, NY) published an article on OSHA's New Rule for worker exposure to respirable crystaline silica, a human lung carginogen whose particles are dangerous when inhaled.  

 

Can You Be Sued if a Blind Person Cannot Access Your Website?
ARTICLE: Adam Besagno from Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been a source of liability for businesses since its enactment in 1990. For every meritorious suit, other Plaintiffs have taken advantage of the civil enforcement provisions by entering storefronts and leaving with causes of action. 
Several of our corporate clients have received letters threatening lawsuits and alleging that they are in violation of Title III of the ADA for lack of website accessibility.

 

Suing for Money When You Haven't Been Damaged? 
ARTICLE: We learned in our first day of torts class that to sue for money, you need to show a duty, a breach of that duty, causation and damages or harm.  When it comes to suing for insurance fraud in California, damages or harm are no longer required. Dennis Kass from Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP (Los Angeles, CA) breaks down the California Insurance Code.

 

Harmonie Firm Member Honored
Mandy Good of Hirst Applegate, LLP was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Fred H. Sievert award. Click here to read more.

 

Harmonie Welcomes Four New International Friends
Welcome to the newest International Friend Firms. Click here for full contact details OR navigate to our Law Firm Directory page and click on the International Friends graphic.

Barbados:         Delany Finisterre
Puerto Rico:      Colón & Colón, P.S.C.
Taiwan:             LCC Partners Law Office 
Virgin Islands:   Andrew C. Simpson, P.C.

 

Harmonie Welcomes New Firm!click here for details 

Kightlinger & Gray, LLP
Market Square Center, Suite 400
151 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
www.k-glaw.com

 

Key Facts & Legal Issues Surrounding the Gulf Oil Spill

Part One: History of the Offshore Oil Industry & Federal Law

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

Part Two: Key Corporations and Events Prior to the Gulf Oil Spill

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

Part Three: Oil Pollution Act of 1990 & its Implications

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

Part Four: Congressional Activity & Ongoing Investigations after the Gulf Oil Spill

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

Part Five: Panel Discussion: Essential Litigation Issues Arising from the Gulf Oil Spill

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

Part Six: Panel Discussion: Key Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from the Gulf Oil Spill

From The Harmonie Group on Vimeo.

 

JUNE 2010

DECEMBER 2009

JULY 2009

  • Mississippi Harmonie Member Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC  listed as National Law Journal's 2009 "Mid-Size Hot List" (Press Release )
  • Harmonie announces Dallas-area Transportation Seminar on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, in Arlington, Texas, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1:30 p.m. - program / 5:00 p.m. - reception)
  • Mississippi Harmonie Member Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC  Publishes Transportation Article (July 2009) - Click here to view!
  • Chicago-area Transportation Seminar materials available here

JUNE 2009

  • The Harmone Group's Medicare Secondary Payer Statute Synopsis available here
 

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