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Recent Articles / Publications

Special Counsel Susan Mack, with the Jacksonville office of Adams and Reese, authored “The Sunset and Commutations Clauses,” originally appearing in the 2015 Volume 22 of the Journal of Reinsurance, a publication of the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association.
1/19/2016

Partner Jeffrey C. Smith with the Memphis office of Adams and Reese authored “Legal Briefs: Tennessee Supreme Court Reverses Course and Jettisons – Unworkable Summary Judgment Standard” appearing in the winter 2016 edition of The Memphis Medical Society Quarterly.

12/23/2015
Special Counsel, Susan E. Mack with the Jacksonville office of Adams and Reese authored “Patrolling Cyberspace: Corporate Counsel's Role in Assuring Sufficiency of 'Business Associate' Agreements Under HIPAA” appearing in the 2015 4th Quarter Newsletter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) North Florida Chapter.
12/16/2015

Recent Newsletters / Alerts

What happens when you make an offer they can't refuse . . . and they refuse? The Supreme Court addressed this question in the context of complete relief offers to lead plaintiffs in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. Claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have become a powerful tool for consumer rights lawyers seeking to limit “robocalls” made for marketing and collection purposes. When coupled with the Rule 23 class action procedure, the $500-$1,500 relief available per offending call or text message under the TCPA can reach astronomical levels.
1/22/2016
Concerns over state courts allowing class actions to proceed, the impact on the U.S. economy, and the undue pressure on companies to settle for significant sums spurred Congress to pass the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, expressing these same concerns over class actions in federal courts, have now drafted legislation to prohibit federal courts from certifying class actions when the class is composed of individuals who have de minimis or nonexistent damages or injuries.
1/7/2016
On September 15, 2015, we wrote an OSHA Bulletin that summarized a memorandum issued by Deputy Attorney General Yates. On December 17, 2015, Yates issued another memorandum that will impact all employers and that relates to “Prosecution of Worker Safety Violations.”
12/18/2015

Recent Seminars / Presentations

With the success of two prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, Adams and Reese, FedEx, Canada and CN Worldwide are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Global Logistics and the Global Economy." The conference brings together the transportation and logistics industry in a stimulating forum that encourages dialogue with and insight from Federal, State and local officials as well as leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 companies.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue, in Memphis on May 11 and 12.
Building on the success of three prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, CN, Flextronics, Adams and Reese LLP, and FedEx are partnering with other corporate supporters and Canada to host the 4th Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Memphis: Gateway to the World."  Drawing from a wide representative range in the transportation and logistics industry, the conference offers a stimulating forum comprised of leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 businesses, as well as representatives from Federal, State and local government.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue in Memphis on May 11 and 12.

Recent Events

(CLE) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA
Adams and Reese is hosting a Forestry Law Seminar in conjunction with the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, April 21, 2005.  The one-day seminar is designed for professional law managers, landowners, private consultants, bankers, industrial foresters and realtors.
4/21/2005