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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?
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum a number of questions remain as to whether corporations may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) for serious violations of human rights....more
When Seattle personal injury lawyers work on a case, investigating negligence, identifying whether parties are sources of compensation and gathering proof that negligence occurred is vital for obtaining a favorable outcome....more
Lack of “imminent risk” does not bar recovery for economic loss arising from a dangerously defective structure, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently held. Typically, courts are reluctant to award lost profits or other...more
As previously reported on this Blog here, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody in July 2011....more
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently granted an order permitting substituted service on anonymous users of several Internet-based forums in a defamation action....more
A recent bus accident involving Port Charlotte students is every parent’s worst nightmare. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a car driving the wrong way on interstate 10, crashed into the charter bus carrying six...more
Jet skis are common in Florida. In fact, personal watercrafts (PWC) accounted for 13 percent of all registered vessels in Florida in 2011.
A man who was pushing his disabled car on the shoulder of I-5 in Mission Viejo has suffered major injuries after he was struck by another vehicle, according to a news report.
A 56-year-old woman has been killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident, according to a news report.
On June 14, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law that will preclude most causes of action for negligent hiring or negligent supervision against employers, general contractors, and premises owners. The new law (Texas H.B....more
In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide arbitration even in the absence of express language to that effect in the...more
A worker’s wife who developed mesothelioma from second-hand asbestos exposure won a $27 million jury award....more
In this week's post, we take a look at the recent Seventh Circuit case Judson Atkinson Candies, Inc. v. Kenray Associates, Inc. that held that parol evidence could be used to prove fraud in the inducement of a contract – a...more
In Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company v. Phillips, No. H-12-1145 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 17, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted in part and denied in part the insurer’s motion for...more
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the Huffington Post of libeling a former U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota by calling him an arsonist in a story headline....more
A serious car accident is always a major disruption to your life. And planning for the long term can be challenging when the unexpected forces you to begin living day by day. But if you or a loved one has been seriously...more
Florida is among the states with the greatest amount of rainfall each year. A Florida Climate Center study explains how Florida weather often includes frequent storms and torrential rain, particularly along the Panhandle and...more
A woman visiting a local Burger King restaurant got an unpleasant surprise when she bit into a hamburger and found a razor blade. Yolanda Orozco, 46, says that she bit into the hamburger then looked into the bun to check for...more
Traumatic brain injury cases are some of our toughest cases to convince insurance companies and juries to accept. The problem in the past has been that these cases turn on the believability of the plaintiff, their families...more
The heartache that ensues after the loss of a loved one can plunge survivors into deep grief. While losing your loved one hurts, a loss due to a sudden accident — especially when the accident is due to the negligence or...more
There is nothing that can adequately compensate for the loss of a loved one. When a person is killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, the law provides for what losses the victim’s family may recover in...more
A California jury recently issued a $23 million verdict against Emeritus, the nation's largest assisted living center, for the death of Joan Boice, an 81-year-old resident. The lawsuit, initiated by the family, claimed that...more
Summer is coming and people are hitting the roads in record numbers. What if you get into an accident when you are out of town or in another state? Generally, your car insurance policy covers you anywhere in the United...more
A Return to the Basics -
Reading, understanding and interpreting an insurance policy can get pretty complicated. Coverage, exclusions, definitions, notice requirements, time limits – every provision of a policy can be...more
On June 4, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision limiting the circumstances under which a psychological condition can be recognized in a workers’ compensation claim. The Court’s decision, Armstrong v. John R....more
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