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Car accidents are devastating. Many victims are disorientated after an auto accident. In most cases, there is noticeable damage to the vehicles involved. Sadly, there may also be serious or fatal injuries to those...more
The Second Department in Biscone v. JetBlue Airways Corporation recently dismissed airline passengers’ tort claims against an airline based on the failure to provide food, water and facilities during an 11-hour tarmac delay,...more
I argued this case for SMART in the Supreme Court on March 7th, 2012 on my application for leave to appeal. Rather than grant, the Court issued an opinion in favor of SMART, reversing the Court of Appeals decision, which I...more
In El Paso Marketing, L.P. v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P., the Texas Supreme Court decided that the economic loss rule and a consequential damages clause eliminated a power plant owner’s claim against a pipeline company for...more
Since the Schramm v. Foster, 341 F.Supp.2d 53 (D. Md. 2004), transportation companies have been aware of the possibility of suits and verdict against transportation brokers. This is significant because many carriers also...more
Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more
This Memorandum of Law was filed in opposition to the defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in a trucking accident case. The defendants sought summary judgment as to our claims of recklessness. The case involved a...more
As previously reported, the Appellate Division ruled that a drunk driver who is involved in an accident can sue a tavern, which allegedly over-served him, for personal injuries. At issue in this case is a provision of the...more
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
In Admiral Ins. Co. v. H&W Indus. Services, Inc., 2011 WL 318277 (W.D. Tex. February 1, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas held that a...more
In this decision (attached) and another one, Casey v Stachlewitz, Unpublished Decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals, February 22, 2011 (Docket No.295835), the Michigan Court of Appeals has applied the Michigan Supreme...more
Article by BC Personal Injury and ICBC Claims lawyer Erik Magraken discussing claims for "accelerated depreciation" of vehicles following motor vehicle collisions in British Columbia.
This article is authored...more
Article by BC Injury Claims Lawyer (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer) Erik Magraken discussing lawsuits against ICBC for compensation as a result of injuries sustained in hit and run collisions and the "reasonable efforts"...more
DWD (aka Driving While Distracted) is the new DUI -- commonplace and deadly. In this article, John Elliott Leighton discusses the scop eof the problem, legal remedies, and societal deterrents to this behavior. In what has...more
Resort Torts: Vacation, Resort and Recreational Liability is the publication following John Elliott Leighton's 2nd Annual Resort Tort seminar in Miami, Florida. The seminar, moderated by Brenda Shapiro, Esq., focuses on...more
Nuculovic v. Johnny Dean Hill and SMART Bus, Inc., 287 Mich App 58; 783 NW2d 124 (2010). Representing defendant, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transport (SMART) and its driver, Mr. Tucker prepared a brief in an...more
Article authored by John Elliott Leighton on identifying Resort Torts -- those injuries as a result of vacation, leisure and transportation activities. Published in the South Floridfa Legal Guide in 2009....more