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Litigation Trends

Goodell, DeVries is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading litigation firms and our attorneys have active trial practices including but not limited to: pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, products liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage and construction litigation.   Our lawyers have tried cases throughout the United States.  We have created this “Litigation Trends” blog to address recent developments in litigation and our observations of trends affecting businesses and professionals.  We appreciate your interest in our blog, welcome your comments, and hope that our posts are informative and helpful.

Cyber Security

We live in an IT world – and one in which the frequency and scale of data breaches increase daily. Liability from information security issues is a growing area of legal exposure for businesses and individuals, as well as their insurers. Our Cyber Risk blog aims to keep readers informed on timely issues involving liability related to cyber security issues. We appreciate your interest, welcome your comments, and hope that our posts are informative and helpful.

Construction Law

The firm offers comprehensive legal services to general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, and their insurers. We have created this blog to answer questions our clients have raised and to address issues that we have encountered in our cases in Maryland and elsewhere.  We appreciate your interest in the blog, welcome your comments, and hope that our posts are informative and helpful.

Insurance Coverage

From the time of its founding in 1988, Goodell, DeVries has been on the forefront of insurance coverage litigation, including on issues of the duty to defend, number of occurrences, stacking, exhaustion of limits, allocation, “lost policies,” and coverage defenses We have represented primary insurers, excess and umbrella insurers, and policyholders in coverage disputes. Our “Insurance Coverage” blog addresses various noteworthy coverage issues. We appreciate your interest in our blog, welcome your comments, and hope that our posts are informative and helpful.

Franchising and Licensing Disputes

Goodell, DeVries is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading litigation firms and our attorneys have active trial practices.  We represent businesses in a variety of commercial disputes, including franchising and licensing disputes.  We have represented parties in matters involving the geographical scope of franchise restrictions, the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, and the termination of franchising agreements.  We have litigated covenants not to compete and injunctive proceedings relating to trademark protection/infringement.  Our lawyers have tried cases throughout the United States.  We have created this blog to address matters of interest involving franchising and licensing disputes.  We appreciate your interest in our blog, welcome your comments, and hope that our posts are informative and helpful.

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