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3 Professors Contribute to Latest NY Business Law Journal

Professors David Pratt, Michael Hutter and James Redwood

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Albany Law School professors David Pratt, Michael Hutter and James Redwood all have articles in the Winter 2016 issue of the New York State Bar Association’s NY Business Law Journal.

Described by editor-in-chief David L. Glass as “a triptych of excellent contributions,” the professors’ writings focused on uncertainty surrounding employee benefits, decisions affecting attorney-client privilege, and how seemingly small errors can have big consequences.

In “Employee Benefits in the Trump Administration: What Can Employers Expect?,” Professor Pratt tackled health coverage and the future of the Affordable Care Act, paid sick leave, minimum wage laws, employee wellness programs, retirement benefits, and other areas that could see changes in the coming years.

Professor Hutter analyzed three significant decisions — Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.; NAMA Holdings, LLC v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP; and Stock v. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis — in his article “Attorney-Client Privilege Update.” The cases dealt with common interest doctrine, fiduciary exception, and intra-firm communications, respectively.

Professor Redwood, the journal’s managing editor, wrote “A Hyphen! A Hyphen! My Kingdom for a Hyphen!” in which he detailed how an omitted punctuation mark had major consequences for a plaintiff who filed for dissolution of a corporation.

The NY Business Law Journal is sponsored and supported by Albany Law School. The journal is published twice a year for members of NYSBA’s Business Law Section.