Health Care Law Webinar Tomorrow!

 On Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m. ET, Senior Library Relations Manager Zehava Brickner Monchar will provide a brief demo to highlight the Health Care Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS.  Zehava will cover popular Health Care Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features on PLI PLUS. PLI PLUS subscribers can register here.

Popular Health Care Law titles on PLI PLUS:

This demo is part of PLI’s ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

In Case You Missed It… PLI Program COVID-19 and Issues for Legal Librarians

PLI recently hosted Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services at Debevoise & Plimpton and Kathryn McRae, Director of Research & Knowledge at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP for a lively discussion on the unique challenges facing law librarians as virtual work environments become the new normal.

A recording of this one-hour webcast and program materials are available online and free to access now through June 30 using the priority code FREE COVID at checkout.

10 Popular Titles on PLUS

Here are the titles PLI PLUS users are accessing the most this month:

  1. The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings (First Edition)
  2. The Partnership Tax Practice Series: Planning for Domestic and Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2019 (Second Edition)
  3. Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings (Third Edition)
  4. Langer on Practical International Tax Planning (Fifth Edition)
  5. Commercial Real Estate Financing 2020
  6. Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2020
  7. Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public (Second Edition)
  8. Mergers, Acquisitions and Tender Offers: Law and Strategies — Corporate, Securities, Taxation, Antitrust, Cross Border
  9. Commercial Ground Leases (Third Edition)
  10. Friedman on Leases (Sixth Edition)

Treatise Update: Friedman and Smith on Contracts

Friedman and Smith on Contracts and Conveyances of Real Property (Eighth Edition) delivers coverage and analysis of the most current developments in real estate conveyancing to assist attorneys representing parties in the sale of real property in drafting sound agreements. This treatise contains sample forms, clauses, and checklists that simplify and accelerate transactions.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Chapter 2, Parties to Contract, advises that well-drafted contract consistently describes the name of the seller in all parts of the contract; and cautions that describing the seller’s name as “Owner of record” in the contract may violate the statute of frauds requirement.
  • Chapter 4, Purchase Price and Consideration, discusses contractsthat provide for a credit to the buyer based on future events; and the distinction between earnest money and a deposit upon a buyer’s default.
  • Chapter 5, Statute of Frauds, covers the use of promissory estoppel as an alternative to the doctrine of part performance to take a contract out of the statute of frauds; and the trend by some states in recognizing fraud and other tort claims as exceptions to the statute of frauds.  
  • Chapter 7, Property Quality, provides an overview of the various state statutes of limitations and statutes of repose for certain warranty claims.
  • Chapter 8, Misrepresentations by Sellers and Buyers, discusses seller’s liability for their broker’s misrepresentations.
  • Chapter 9, Mortgage Financing, covers an “absolute deed,” which is intended as security and gives rise to an equitable mortgage.
  • Chapter 23, Contract Remedies for Buyer Default, includes a state statute that provides for the forfeiture of the buyer’s payment if the parties agreed that the payment is “earnest money.”
  • Chapter 27, Deed Execution and Delivery, updated to include a discussion of acknowledgment of a deed.
  • Chapter 28, Deed Covenants of Title, includes a discussion of Trial v. Dragon, a Texas case where the court refused to apply estoppel to the grantor’s heirs who acquired their interest through their mother’s estate.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in May!

Upcoming Webinar: Corporate Law Resources on PLUS

On Tuesday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Kay Mitchell, will provide a brief demo to highlight the Corporate Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS. Kay will cover popular Corporate Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS.

POPULAR CORPORATE LAW TITLES AVAILABLE ON PLI PLUS INCLUDE:

This demo is part of PLI’s ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

Treatise Update: Friedman on Leases

Friedman on Leases (Sixth Edition) clarifies and analyzes the full range of lease provisions and conceivable landlord-tenant situations to give readers unsurpassed practical instruction on how to negotiate and draft airtight agreements that protect clients’ rights and minimize their liability exposure.

Highlights of the latest update—Release #9—include:

  • Chapter 12, Landlord’s Services and Other Obligations. Updated discussion underlines the importance of expressly specifying in the lease any services that the tenant expects to receive.
  • Chapter 13, Condemnation. Updated discussion underlines the importance for a landlord, if it is the landlord’s intent, to expressly state in the lease that upon condemnation, the lease automatically terminates (or terminates at landlord’s option) and the tenant waives any right to the condemnation award.
  • Chapter 14, Renewals. Updated discussion covers Minnesota’s statutory provisions barring retaliatory eviction, but that apply only to retaliation for complaining to a government agency or filing a suit, not complaining to the landlord.
  • Chapter 15, Purchase Options. Updated discussion includes an example of a purported election that is ineffective because it did not conform to the lease.
  • Chapter 16, Default by Tenant. New discussion explores the extent to which courts will enforce a tenant’s waiver of certain rights if the waiver is expressly set forth in the lease, and agreed upon by the parties.
  • Chapter 17, Exculpatory Clauses. Updated discussion covers how different states handle exculpatory clauses, including Alabama, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
  • Chapter 21, Distraint, Landlords’ Liens and Tenant Security. The updated discussion underlines the importance for a tenant to request during lease negotiations that landlord’s assignee is required to specifically assume landlord’s obligations with respect to the return of the security and the landlord is only released if it actually delivers tenant’s security deposit to the grantee and provides tenant with notice of such transfer.
  • Chapter 25, Fixtures. Updated discussion provides another sample provision in a lease with strong tenant protections for fixtures.
  • Chapters 11, 18, 20 & 22–24 have been updated to incorporate the latest case development. To aid in your research, the Table of Authorities and Index have also been updated.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

One-Hour Briefing: COVID-19 and Issues for Legal Librarians

LIVE WEBCAST: June 11, 2020 3:00 pm EDT

As the legal community adjusts to the COVID-19 new normal virtual work environment, law librarians face unique challenges.  It is vitally important for law librarians to be proactive in monitoring the needs of the respective practice areas they support, including ensuring adequate research is being performed in those hot Covid-19 practice areas and ensuring alerts have been set up to monitor late breaking legislative and regulatory changes. Additionally, now is the time to proactively communicate the existence of virtual research tools and provide training when lawyers cannot fall back on print.

Please join Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services at Debevoise & Plimpton and Kathryn McRae, Director of Research & Knowledge at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP for a discussion addressing:

  • The long term opportunities this pandemic provides to eliminate all print from remaining collections
  • How to proactively market AI and data analytics tools to reluctant lawyers
  • Staffing considerations and project assignments
  • Virtual training options for summer associates
  • Long-term team management
  • Leveraging alternate electronic library resources
  • Vendor communication

This program is free to attend. Register online with the priority code FREE COVID.

Test Drive the PLI PLUS Search Widget

The PLI PLUS search widget can be embedded into any knowledge management portal, whether it’s your library’s intranet page or a standard web page, a SharePoint page or some other format. This simple search box gives your organization a direct line to more than 90,000 legal documents on PLI PLUS.

Test drive the widget right here:

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at PLUS@pli.edu and we’ll send you the code.

New Title! Healthcare Employment Practice

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Healthcare Employment Practice: Policy, Law and Procedure, a new treatise addressing the employment conflicts and challenges that mark today’s hospital and healthcare system.

The hospital and healthcare environment in the U.S. has become more fractured and more fractious in recent years. Job satisfaction is down, contracts are much more complex and the covenants which bind doctors and other healthcare personnel have locked up the futures for many professionals. This clear and concise guidebook responds to these complex issues with examples and details to save time, reduce errors and improve employee satisfaction. It explores how the system actually operates, and suggests how lawyers, human resource professionals and hospital management teams can improve their outcomes through astute planning and careful drafting of agreements.

This book includes:

  • Step-by-step, term-by-term guidance on physician employment contracts, with an emphasis on the problems presented by restrictive covenants, and a full sample Physician Employment Agreement
  • Labor and employment law as it affects healthcare industry employees
  • Issues presented by telemedicine
  • Stark and anti-kickback law compliance

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.