AAA Publishes New Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Rules (2022)

Client Alert

Take a few minutes to read our latest client alert highlighting some of the changes adopted by the American Arbitration Association’s 2022 Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures: AAA Publishes New Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Rules

UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules

Client Alert

Take a few minutes to read our latest client alert related to the 2021 UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules, published on July 9, 2021.

COVID-19, Commercial Disruption and Contractual Considerations

Client Alert

Take a few minutes to read our latest memorandum related to the situation created by the COVID-19 and how could this affect commercial relations in the following link: Client-Alert-COVID-19-Commercial-Disruption-and-Contractual-Considerations-Dunning-Rievman-Davies-LLP

Early Evaluation of Lost Profits Claims by In-House Counsel

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In the Fall 2018 edition of Inside, the publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NY State Bar Association, DRD Partner Josh Rievman addresses the recoverability of lost profits, one of the most common, yet least understood, categories of damages at stake in business disputes. Read the article here.

NTSB Finds Recreational Drone Operator Caused Crash with Army BlackHawk Helicopter

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The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) has found that a collision between a US Army BlackHawk helicopter and a recreational drone was caused by the drone operator’s failure to see and avoid the helicopter and his lack of understanding of safe operating practices. The collision occurred east of Staten Island, New York on September 21,… Read more

FAA Grants CNN Waiver to Operate Drones Over the General Public

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The FAA has granted CNN a first of its kind waiver allowing the news network to operate drones over the general public. UAS operations over people not involved in the UAS operation are generally prohibited by 14 CFR 107.39. Similarly, UAS operations at night, above 400 feet AGL or beyond the remote pilot’s visual line… Read more

FAA Settles $1.9 Million Case Against Commercial Drone Operator

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The FAA announced that it had settled a $1.9 million civil penalty case it had brought against SkyPan International, Inc. for unauthorized drone (or unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”)) flights over New York and Chicago during 2012-2014. Under the terms of the settlement, SkyPan, an aerial photography company, agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty while… Read more