Do you have coverage for defective workmanship?

Construction BuildingsThe answer to the question of coverage for defective workmanship depends upon the location where the work is being performed and specifically which state law is applied to the coverage question. While the majority of the states maintain a position that defective workmanship is not covered because it is not an “occurrence,” there appears to be a growing number of states that embrace the position that there are some circumstances, particularly when the defective work is performed by subcontractors, that the defective workmanship can be covered.

Read More: Understanding CGL Policy Coverage

Secretly Recorded Patient Conversations – How Doctors Can Protect Themselves

shutterstock_208239724More than ever, patients are requesting to record conversations with their health care providers. Unfortunately, there has also been an alarming number of medical malpractice cases filed where patients have secretly recorded their doctors and nurses and have effectively elicited detrimental comments made in the spirit of disclosure and with the sense, from the physician’s perspective, that the conversations were private.

How can doctors protect themselves against patient use of technology?

Read more: Medical Malpractice – Secret Recordings

Companies face expansive wage liability for shared workers

coinsDoes your business hire labor through staffing agencies or subcontractors? Do you share workers with another company? If so, new interpretive guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage & Hour Division suggests you should pay careful attention to those shared workers and their hours, as your business could be responsible for more of their wages than you might expect.

Read More – March 2016 – Joint Employment Interpretations

In For A Penny, In For A Pound

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Does your business hire labor through staffing agencies or subcontractors? Do you share
workers with another company? If so, new interpretive guidance from the U.S. Department
of Labor (“DOL”) Wage & Hour Division suggests you should pay careful attention to those
shared workers and their hours, as your business could be responsible for more of their
wages than you might expect.

Read More – March 2016 – Joint Employment Interpretations

Roger Fry to Receive CBA Professionalism Award

Rendigs attorney W. Roger Fry will receive the John P. Kiely Professionalism Award during the Cincinnati Bar Association Annual Meeting on April 29, 2016.

Per the CBA website, this award “recognizes a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism, civility and ethical standards in his or her daily practice.”

The award is named after Rendigs Partner John P. Kiely who was widely lauded for his ethical approach to the practice of law.

Roger has been with Rendigs for 54 years.  His practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on construction, commercial law, and insurance coverage. He also has substantial experience in art and tribal art law, firearms litigation, fire litigation, and class action litigation.

Roger is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.