"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
In This Issue:
- Northern District of Texas Dismisses Bad Faith Claims in Well-Control Policy Dispute
- District of South Dakota: Denying a Claim for Reasons Known to be False is Not a Reasonable Basis to Deny...more
In Allen v. Cont’l W. Ins. Co., 2013 WL 1803476 (Mo. Ct. App. April 30, 2013), the Missouri Court of Appeals found that a Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) insurer had no duty to defend its insureds, a title loan company...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
The budget discussion has started to heat up over the last couple of weeks. Statewide estimates made by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) set the tone for the session’s budget discussions, because all budget bills must...more
IN THIS ISSUE: Paid v. Incurred Medical Expenses; Coverage for Settlement of FTC Class Action; Insurable Interest; Twombly & Igbal; Premium Payment as Condition Precedent to Coverage; Duty to Defend; Policy Issuance;...more
Directors and officers are the most likely FDIC targets for recovery claims since, in many cases, they are covered by “D&O” insurance. Typically, the FDIC asserts claims for gross negligence, negligence and breach of...more
The presumption of innocence in a criminal law case means just that: you are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. This is true regardless of whatever crime is alleged, e.g., child sexual abuse, murder, sexual battery,...more
On June 2, 2010, the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island ruled on motions to dismiss in a series of cases brought by insurers arising out of stranger-initiated annuity transactions. See Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of...more
A Primer on Structured Settlements for Plaintiffs who settle personal injury claims. A structured settlement pays you periodic payments over time instead of a single lump sum. Periodic payments can be structured in a number...more
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