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Who is responsible if I get hit and injured by a truck?
Supreme Court’s Recent ERISA Subrogation Ruling is Shortsighted, Makes Personal Injury Settlements More Difficult
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Bleeding Deaths Linked to Pradaxa
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Accused in Heart Attacks
Lawsuits Claim SSRIs Can Cause Severe Birth Defects
Dangers of Botulism with Botox
Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
What can I be compensated for after an accident injury that was not my fault?”
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Legal Minute - I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
Legal Minute with Sacramento wrongful death attorney, John Demas
Sacramento dog bite attorney- Legal Minute
Legal Minute: “Who Pays for my Expenses If I’m Injured By A Driver Who Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance?”
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
As Greed Grows in Trucking Industry, Driver Fatigue Is a Problem Facing All Americans
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Can you protect yourself from a hit and run accident and why do you need uninsured & under-insured motorist coverage?
A California federal district court held that companies may owe a duty of care to their prospective contractor’s employees in the hiring of such contractors. In Carrillo v. Schneider Logistics, Inc., plaintiff Everardo...more
In its recent decision in Atlantic Casualty Ins. Co. v. Paszko Masonry, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 11561 (7th Cir. June 7, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more
In “Legally Blonde,” Reese Witherspoon’s hairdresser catches the eye of her crush, the sexy delivery driver. In spite of starting with an awkward misfire with the hairdresser smacking the delivery driver in the nose, the...more
Over the past fourteen years, third parties have been able to maintain a direct negligence cause of action against an individual design professional, such as an architect or engineer, arising out a construction project,...more
Earlier this month, a federal court in Philadelphia heard arguments about concussions in the National Football League (NFL). More than 4,100 plaintiffs, who are part of 222 consolidated lawsuits, are at the beginning of the...more
The (Gold) Gloves Are Off -
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a lot to say. He's well-known for being outspoken, and he's a prolific tweeter on his @DatDudeBP account, which boasts over 650,000...more
During 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed seventy-one written opinions, thirty-nine in civil cases. Although the total opinion output was down somewhat from recent years, this represents the Court's highest number of...more
U.S. companies with, or that were seeking to acquire, foreign operations often fretted over the possibility that plaintiffs in the foreign jurisdiction would seek to invoke the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. § 1350,...more
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen in which the Court unanimously ruled that a clearly drafted reimbursement clause will trump all equitable defenses....more
In This Issue:
- The Emperor’s New Economic Loss Rule
- The Architect's Role in the Construction Project
- USCIS Introduces New Form I-9
- Considering Construction Delivery Methods on Public Works
Non-compete disputes often follow a similar pattern. And part of that pattern involves the dreaded "cease-and-desist" letter.
These letters are precursors to litigation, and they can be either effective or damaging,...more
Bronchiolitis obliterans, once viewed a problem unique to the microwave popcorn and flavoring industries, is quickly expanding to become a widespread phenomena in many workplaces. Researchers continue to expand the list of...more
In the recent case GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company v. Utica National Insurance Group (4th Appellate Dist. 2/28/13), the California Court of Appeal considered priority of coverage among primary and excess insurers following...more
In its recent decision in Canal Indem. Co. v. Rapid Logistics, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 3772 (5th Cir. Feb. 22, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, had occasion to consider whether...more
You book a cruise and expect to experience the time of your life – a combination of luxury, adventure, fun and relaxation. But something goes terribly wrong. You suffer food poisoning, get assaulted on board the ship, or...more
A court of appeals recently held that an indemnity agreement between an operator and a contractor placed the burden on the contractor to indemnify the operator for the operator's third-party indemnity obligations that arose...more
Non-lawyers would be surprised at the type of feelings and emotions that run through competition cases. One only need to read Steve Jobs' biography to get a sense of how raw his feelings were on the upcoming smart phone...more
A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision considered the situation of a participant covered under a self-funded ERISA plan who sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident. The plan paid health benefits for that...more
Part Two in a multi-part series on the topic.
In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act, which established procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”)...more
Usually, a negligent misrepresentation case from the Minnesota Supreme Court would fall a bit outside my usual purview for blogging. But as a lifelong Kentucky basketball fan, how could I resist commenting on Williams v....more
A former employee cannot state a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy where an employer decides not to exercise an option to renew an employment contract. (Touchstone Television Productions v. The...more
Taylor Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, et al.
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 27, 2012)
This case raises the question: When an agreement between a Franchisor and Franchisee depicts an...more
The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a landowner’s contractor’s employee for personal injuries that the plaintiff allegedly sustained while working on a...more
The Alberta government, in its wisdom (or lack thereof) has recently changed the rules for situations of overlapping auto coverage. In this paper, I will summarize the changes with a particular focus on non-owned auto...more
In its recent decision in Am. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Sec. Income Planners & Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39444 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 22, 2012), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York had occasion to consider...more
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