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Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald in the bankruptcies of Specialty Products Holding Corp. (a/k/a RPM, Inc.) and Bondex International, Inc. rejected the Debtors’ “novel” claim estimation approach that reduced from...more
Ninth Circuit Narrows Insurers' Options in Pursuing Subrogation Claims Under CERCLA -
Why it matters: The Ninth Circuit confirmed that Chubb could have maintained a subrogation action against potentially liable parties...more
Comprehensive general liability policies limit the amount the insurer has to pay for each “occurrence”, which is typically defined as an “accident” or “exposure to [injurious] conditions”. Insurers and policyholders...more
The collateral source rule in a personal injury action or tort claim generally prevents the admission of evidence that the plaintiff will be compensated from a source other than the defendant for his/her injuries. This rule...more
An Ontario court recently refused to apply the American "Stonewall" principle, which would hold insurers financially responsible to pay for damages in years when insurance against the relevant risk was unavailable.
In This Issue:
- THE SPREADING WEB OF FOOD RECALL LIABILITY
Suits against Jensen Farms arising from its sale of listeria-tainted cantaloupes are expected to seek more than $100,000,000. These damages are estimated...more
Injured by a bus or on a bus? You may need help because buses are often owned by government agencies, which means the whole civil/personal injury process becomes more difficult and more complicated. ...more
Statutes of limitation vary by state, so make sure to know the time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state where you had your accident. Learn the basic time limits for statutes in Oregon, including personal...more
In Dutch. De productie en het gebruik van kernenergie voor vreedzame doeleinden brengen, ondanks de strenge veiligheidseisen, gevaren met zich, bestaande in exceptionele risico's voor mens, dier en milieu. Op zichzelf genomen...more
Social Networking by clients has become a ripe hunting ground for defense lawyers and others. Use this form with all new and existing clients....more
The New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, recently provided important guidance on the question of whether an injury that occurred "mere hours" after exposure to a product can be deemed "latent" and thereby give...more
This article talks about how damages are calculated in a wrongful death suit in British Columbia. Many people are surprised to learn that grief is not compensable....more
Show Them What Your Case is Really Worth. Let TV News Veterans Turn into a Broadcast Quality Documentary for Mediation. Here's what you should know:...more
Article on 7th Circuit opinion denying insurance coverage for the designer of the "Thomas & Friends" toys.
This article was written by Dave Scriven-Young, an attorney with Peckar & Abramson, PC, and was originally...more
Chinese Drywall, or that drywall manufactured by companies such as Knauf (Germany) via Chinese factories....more
This essay was written by Clay Olson during Spring, 2010 as a response to numerous questions regarding "Chinese" Drywall product which remains a newsworthy topic throughought the Southeastern United States. The product...more
Beginning January 1, 2010, extensive new Medicare reporting obligations will apply to insurance companies and other businesses, including products liability and toxic tort defendants that make payments to Medicare...more
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
The risk of toxic Exposure at hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, schools, shopping malls and other public places has never been more prevalent. California toxic fumes exposure and personal injury lawyer Sebastian...more
A New York intermediate appellate court has made a ruling on allocation of the settlement of a lead paint claim between consecutive insurers of the same building. This ruling is significant, not only to lead paint cases, but...more
Settlement Negotiations and Strategy...more
Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases...more
Lead Paint Litigation Issues...more
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