News & Publications

Don Davis admitted to Iowa Bar

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

In response to our growing practice with Iowa-domiciled insurers, Don Davis was recently admitted to the Iowa Bar.  A member of Funk & Bolton’s Insurance Regulation Practice Group, Don’s practice focuses on insurance regulation and insurance transactions and investments.  Don previously became familiar with aspects of Iowa insurance and corporate law while assisting insurers considering merging with Iowa companies or redomesticating to Iowa.  Don’s admission to the Iowa bar is a natural extension of the firm’s practice in Iowa...

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Michael McCabe speaking at the 27th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Committee meeting

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

You can view his presentation below. PTO ethics presentation NJIPLA Dec 10 2013 vers

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Michael McCabe’s article entitled “USPTO’s New Ethics Rocket Docket for Attorney Discipline” was published on October 30, 2013 in IP Law 360.

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Michael McCabe’s article entitled “USPTO’s New Ethics Rocket Docket for Attorney Discipline” was published on October 30, 2013 in IP Law 360.  Mr. McCabe’s article discusses how the America Invents Act (AIA) imposes a new shortened statute of limitations for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to investigate and file ethics charges against attorneys accused of violating the PTO’s rules of professional responsibility. USPTO’s New Ethics Rocket For Attorney...

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Steve Carney named the St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

The William & Mary Law School has named Steve Carney the St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Each year the Law School bestows this honor on one of its adjunct professors.  Please take the opportunity to congratulate Steve on this special and well-deserved honor.  As the Dean said in announcing the honor, Steve is “a most deserving recipient!”

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Michael McCabe speaks at Virginia legal seminar on Responding to Ethics Investigations before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (PTO).

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 in Litigation

On April 4 and May 16, 2013, Michael McCabe spoke to members of the Virginia State Bar as part of a panel discussion relating to ethics issues in practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The seminar, which was sponsored by Virginia Continuing Legal Education, also featured Will Covey, Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Lisa A. Dolak, Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. McCabe’s speech pertained to practitioner’s...

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Plaintiff “John Doe” Ordered To Pursue Disability Claim In Real Name

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted an insurer’s motion to require a “John Doe” plaintiff to litigate his disability claim in his real name. Read the full bulletin here. To view our previous bulletins click here.  

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Karen Kruger provided legal training to the law enforcement executives of the Maryland/Delaware Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

On May 7, 2013 Karen Kruger provided legal training to the law enforcement executives of the Maryland/Delaware Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA), a non-profit, international organization of nearly 18,000 senior law enforcement professionals.  The Association has forty-four domestic chapters and four international chapters, and its membership is limited to those who have graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy. Here, Chapter President Holms of the Georgetown, DE Police Department presents Ms. Kruger...

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Negligence Claims Arising From Terminated Pension Plan Are Preempted By ERISA And Subject To Removal

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently ruled negligence claims filed against a broker-dealer by the administrator and sponsor of a terminated defined benefit pension plan are completely preempted by ERISA and removable to federal court. Read the full bulletin here. To view our previous bulletins click here.

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Essential Job Functions, Disabling Conditions and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Local Government

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.  Under the law and the regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Title I prohibits employers from requiring medical examinations or making disability-related inquiries of employees unless such examinations or inquiries are job-related and consistent with business necessity. This means that when an employee may be unable to work because of a medical condition or an injury, the employer is entitled only to the medical...

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I Want My Ring Back!! by Mark A Barondess

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in Family Law

An article on The Huffington Post   December is a big month for wedding engagements, and accordingly, a prospectively lucrative month for the divorce industry as well.

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