RSHC in the news

    • August 2020

    The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles

    Are unmanned maritime vehicles the next frontier in autonomous technology? The defense, commercial, and scientific sectors have realized the potential for unmanned maritime vehicles (UMVs). This article provides an introduction for stakeholders — manufacturers, insurers, consumers, and operators — to understand the governing authorities of UMVs.
    Full story: The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles
    • August 2020

    Autonomous Vehicles: Current Legal Landscape and Challenges on the Horizon

    RSHC’s Autonomous Vehicles Team offers a brief snapshot of the ever-evolving legal landscape for connected and autonomous ground vehicles (“CAV”) and unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”). The article provides federal and state-by-state overviews of CAV and UAV laws and regulations, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia.
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    • August 2020

    Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities

    Riddle: What lifts people out of long-term poverty; pours previously untapped pools of workers into the workforce, thereby stimulating the economy; and grants independence to two million people with disabilities in the United States? Answer: Self-driving vehicles.
    Full story: Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities
    • July 2020

    ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    RSHC’s Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson were featured in the July 2020 edition of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar newsletter. Alexander and Anderson authored a synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the historic case which marked a significant victory in the battle for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. In Bostock, the United State Supreme Court directly addressed whether an employer could terminate an employee because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, holding that “an employer who intentionally treats a person worse because of sex—such as by firing the person for actions or attributes it would tolerate in an individual of another sex—discriminates against that person in violation of Title VII.”
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
    • July 2020

    Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides broad privacy restrictions applicable to the data of EU citizens wherever they may reside. This regulation complicates discovery in cross-border disputes, particularly involving the personal data of EU citizens. In her recently penned Bench & Bar article, RSHC’s Brittney L. Denley examines how U.S. courts have handled the invocation of the GDPR and affirmed that it will not provide a safe harbor in which parties may seek refuge from U.S. litigation discovery obligations.
    Full story: Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery
    • June 2020

    ISBA Publishes Analysis from Valerie Brummel on Qualified Immunity for Police

    Writing in the Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar Newsletter, Valerie Brummel offers a brief history of the doctrine that shields government officials, including police officers, from liability for civil damages. In the wake of the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, many advocates are calling for changes to the laws that hinder the ability of victims of police misconduct to recover damages in civil lawsuits.
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Analysis from Valerie Brummel on Qualified Immunity for Police
    • June 2020

    Bruce Wagman Published in Marin Independent Journal About Recent Win for Birds Across America

    The federal government has been mandated by federal law to protect birds in commerce since 2002. However, it was not until this year that the American Anti-Vivisection Society and Avian Welfare Coalition finally won its fight to force the government to enact regulations that will cover birds sold commercially and used in exhibitions, public shows, and zoos.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Published in Marin Independent Journal About Recent Win for Birds Across America
    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks

    Partner Valarie Hays, a former federal prosecutor, offers insights into how nursing home and assisted living operators can prepare for the increased scrutiny they face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased civil and criminal enforcement actions.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks
    • April 2020

    Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Greg Curtner on 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. Greg has focused on being a champion for the legal profession and mentoring future generations of lawyers. Enjoy reading his Michigan Leading Lawyers editorial profile about his successful legal career filled with an array of high-profile lawsuits and interesting antitrust and sports law cases. Read more
    Full story: Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers
    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession

    Reflecting on lessons learned from the 2007-09 Great Recession, RSHC Partners Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner share eight recommendations in their Law360 commentary to help compliance officers who need to do more with less.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession
    • April 2020

    Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen spoke with the ABA Journal about the urgency of Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy K. Martin’s order to make COVID-19 based jail motions for at-risk, non-violent inmates.
    Full story: Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates
    • April 2020

    Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers

    Since day one, Brian Watson has enjoyed walking the tightrope as a thoughtful litigator and negotiator and tenacious trial lawyer for clients. Enjoy reading about Brian’s secrets to a successful outcome, advice on rules of engagement, lessons learned, and inherited family “fix-it gene” in the Emerging Lawyer profile.
    Full story: Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers
    • April 2020

    COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses

    RSHC’s Nick Kahlon and Matt Kennison discuss whether the effects of COVID-19 may trigger force majeure provisions or otherwise excuse performance and the principles (is the event identified, unforeseeable and outside of the party’s control or fault) that will help inform the determination.
    Full story: COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses
    • April 2020

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19

    Recently RSHC represented four amici curiae (“friends of the court”) clients supporting the request of Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli to immediately address COVID-19 risks associated with persons incarcerated in the Cook County Jail.
    Full story: RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19
    • April 2020

    Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

    The ABA Journal spoke with RSHC’s Ron Safer and other former federal prosecutors about the increase in schemes and scams being attempted during the current crisis.
    Full story: Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis