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Finding Insurance Coverage for Consumer Products Class Action Complaints

Consumer class action claims are a familiar tool for addressing dissatisfaction with a defective product. Given that one of the goals of a consumer class action claim is to recover damages for the claimants, triggering...more

Don’t Let Liability Exposure Be The Grinch That Ruins Your Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s a particularly good time to check your internal procedures. As you are certainly aware, a disappointed customer, or worse, an injured user, can assert claims against...more

“Food Fraud Database”: a New Tool to Protect Against Tainted Ingredients

Last week, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (“USP”), a scientific nonprofit that sets standards for food ingredients, medicines and dietary supplements enforceable by the Food and Drug Administration, released an updated...more

Rise in Food Contamination Calls for Proactive Risk Management in 2013

Despite improvements in food safety over the last two decades, 2012 saw no shortage of recalls due to food contamination. For example, one Indiana farm recalled all cantaloupes from its 2012 growing season after the fruit was...more

Insurance Industry Study Concludes 50% of Child Booster Seats Unsafe

Car accidents are dangerous no matter who’s involved. But for children, the risks are even greater due to their smaller size. That’s why infant and children’s car seats are so important. They’re supposed to protect children...more

Florida's New Law on Child Safety Waivers

After previous failed attempts to limit their liability from injuries that occur, commercial businesses aimed at providing entertainment for children have, in-part, succeeded. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts by the Florida...more

Toxic Chemical Exposure - California Toxic Tort Lawyer Warns of Increased Dangers and Injuries to the Public

Toxic chemical exposure lawyers in California and throughout the U.S. are seeing a greater frequency of toxic chemical exposures and this article explains what may well be the cause. We are all more vulnerable to toxic...more

Personal Injury Settlement - Truck Accident

My first Million Dollar settlement. Client called GEICO for roadside assistance and while his car was being placed on the flatbed it became dislodged and fell on my client, crushing his right leg....more

Judge Makes Decision on the Necessity and Reasonableness of Fees And Costs In Lead Paint Toy Claims

Federal Judge William Hart ruled that a liability insurer owed a defense to a seller of toys that were manufactured in China in ACE American Insurance Co. v. RC2 Corp. Inc. et al., 568 F. Supp. 2d 946 (N.D. Ill. 2008). The...more

Judicial Salaries Are Front And Center In A Tough Economy

The mess the latest judicial pay conundrum is threatening our Southern California courts....more

Gloom, Doom and Statistics Who Moved the Cheese?

Fewer cases means less work to go around, while at the same time ever more lawyers compete. So, what to do? The simple answer has to be: First adapt and then, thrive....more

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