(The following post is a collaboration from our 6 Summer Associates for 2020, who, suffice it to say, received a very different WCM experience than we were all planning. They all did a great job, and hopefully, learned a lot in this unique, remote environment. Best of luck to Gina, Drew, Alex, Jessica, Daniel & Rebecca in their 3L year and beyond).
When we accepted our offers to spend...Read More
Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP is pleased to welcome four new attorneys to our offices as of this past week. Tom Decker, Bruce Magaw and Debra Kuser have practiced together for over 20 years, most recently at Decker & Magaw in Westfield, NJ, and have joined WCM in our New Jersey office. Tom and Bruce are coming aboard as partners, with Debra joining as counsel. Their practice focuses on...Read More
Following Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order back in March — which feels like ages ago – new lawsuits were barred in New York on non-essential matters.
But as per J. Marks newly issued order on May 20, 2020, starting after Memorial Day, new lawsuits on “non-essential matters” may be filed again. We have been privy to many discussions among attorneys in recent weeks, to...Read More
COVID-19 has created the inevitable “new normal” of forcing employees to work from home. While that may allow for some advantages, it certainly comes with some risks. As for risks, at the top that list is cyber security and potential hackers to corporate networks.
As the business world adjusts to COVID-19, companies are using work from home networks which are (likely) recently created to...Read More
On April 30, 2020, J. Marks and the New York Unified Court System issued an Order which allows the filing of opposition and reply papers on pending motions, as well as new motions on pending cases, effective this coming Monday, May 4, 2020. Hopefully, this Order represents the first step in resuming some degree of normalcy in the New York Court system. The Order does not allow for filings...Read More
As we delve into our second month of COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing, and closed courts, we have been monitoring court updates throughout NY, NJ and PA. Our April 3, 2020 update is linked here.
On April 9, 2020, J. Marks, the Chief Administrative Judge in NY, issued an updated indicating that, effective April 13, 2020, Courts will work remotely to address pending, non-essential...Read More
In London, bankers have learned to win stock offerings by video chat. In New York, lawyers are conducting depositions with the use of video conferencing, and across the globe 8th graders are working on class projects from their living rooms with mobile collaboration. One of the tech companies that is making all this possible is Zoom Video Communication — and in all likelihood, many...Read More
There will likely be an increase of class action lawsuit filings following the COVID-19 mandatory closures and shelter at home orders. On March 26, 2020, Plaintiff Mary Namorato brought a class action lawsuit against Town Sports International, LLC, and Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. d/b/a New York Sports Clubs (collectively “TSI”). TSI operates numerous gyms under the brands New York...Read More
A bill proposed in the New York State Legislature might have a far-reaching impact for insurers. On March 27, 2020, the New York State Legislature introduced a bill that would require every policy of insurance insuring against loss or damage to property to include coverage for business interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed bill seems to be an attempt to force insurers that...Read More
As we transition into April, to say the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us all would be a gross understatement. Many of us in the New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas know people diagnosed with COVID-19 personally, with varying degrees of severity. We wish the best to all those dealing with symptoms right now, and a heartfelt thanks to essential workers, particularly...Read More