Maryland Federal Court Agrees European Public Limited-Liability Company Should be Treated Like a U.S. Corporation for Purposes of Diversity Jurisdiction

“The citizenship analysis is complicated” in the foreign context

October, 2022 | By Richard J. Medoff and Robert L. Hebb

In SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc. v. Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance Limited, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, Civ. Nos. GJH-19-873 and GJH-19-1510, 2021 WL 2550505 (D. Md. June 21, 2021), United States District Judge George J. Hazel, writing for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, addressed the citizenship of a European Public Limited-Liability Company (Societas Europaea,…

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Fundamental Changes In Litigation Process of West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims Effective July 1, 2022

July, 2022 | By James S. Maloney

Effective July 1, 2022 the West Virginia Office of Judges, which was previously the first step in the litigation process following the issuance of a protestable order by the claims administrator, ceased handling new protestable orders. With any and all protestable orders issued July 1, 2022 and thereafter, the prior Board of Review replaced the…

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West Virginia FY 2023 Workers’ Compensation Rates

| By James S. Maloney

The West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner has issued the new state average weekly wage for fiscal year 2023 (dates of loss: 7/1/22 – 6/30/23). For injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2022, the following maximum weekly workers’ compensation rates are effective in West Virginia: Temporary total, permanent total and vocational rehabilitation benefits:…

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