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 New case law, analysis, trends and news for those in the liability, risk management and insurance industry 

  Volume 10  |  April 2018

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Canary in the Coal Mine? Do Emerging Attorney General Data Breach Suits Against Equifax Threaten the Handsome Attorney’s Fees Anticipated by Plaintiffs’ Counsel

By: Kambon Williams, Esquire
Ever since the first news of Equifax’s data breach broke, savvy plaintiff’s lawyers around the country have wasted no time in filing a myriad of class action lawsuits. Following Equifax’s disclosure on September 7, 2017 that it had been the target of a data security incident that resulted in the criminal unauthorized access of the personally identifiable information of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, class action lawsuits, with the potential to earn plaintiffs’ lawyers massive attorney’s fees, have sprung up in every state. Over 340 class actions have been filed already. Itis not difficult to understand why.

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By: Patricia McHugh Lambert, Esquire and Aidan Smith, Esquire
Knock, knock! Who’s there? It’s the FBI. Or a State Trooper. Or an investigator from the Insurance Commissioner’s office. After the knock, the door opens and the business professional is handed a subpoena to appear and give testimony. No matter how politely the envelope is delivered, what is being delivered is always unwelcomed news.
The business professional needs to decide what to do next. Although each situation is different, there are some fundamentals do’s and don’ts in dealing with a grand jury or investigatory subpoena.

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PK Law Receives “Firm Diversity Award”

Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has selected Pessin Katz Law, P.A. as the recipient of this year’s Firm Diversity Award. The Firm Diversity Award is presented to an organization in the greater Baltimore area that promotes the recruitment and retention of minority attorneys.

About PK Law’s Insurance Group

PK Law’s Insurance Group is comprised of a deep bench of attorneys with an extensive range and level of experience in the insurance industry. Lead by Members Patricia McHugh Lambert and Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen, the Group is supported by Members, Steve Allen, Barry Bach, Robert Campbell and James Benjamin and Associates Kambon Williams, Aidan Smith and Kayleigh Toth-Keilty. All members of the Group receive mentoring and are trained to apply the techniques and analysis that the Group’s senior attorneys use including project management, identification of the stages and how to accurately evaluate a case.
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