John D. Rowell – Cheong,Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Karns

Discovery Essentials

The most recent iteration of the California Discovery Act provides essentially three methods to obtain testimony and evidence before trial. Each will be discussed at length in this article…more
| Civil Procedure

What to Do When Served With Anti Slapp, by John D Rowell

Code of Civil Procedure has become a grave problem for plaintiff's lawyers…more
| Civil Procedure

Tire Tread Separation - 2 Theories of Liability

In this article I discuss two theories of products liability in tire tread separation cases…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Electronic Crash Sensing in Air Bag Litigation by John D. Rowell

Air bag litigation is particularly subject to the effects of rapidly changing technology. The ability to detect and identify a collision is the most difficult and critical function of an air bag system. A large percentage of…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

The Sordid History of Auto Safety Glass by John D. Rowell

A person partly or totally ejected from a car in an accident is ten times more likely to die than someone who remains in the car…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

The Industrial Machinery and Tool Products Liability Case, by John D. Rowell

The industrial products liability case will involve practical problems which do not normally arise in the context of other consumer products case, such as automobiles. In a consumer products case, the first order of business is…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

The Owner's Manual, Warranty and Advertising Can and Should Be Used to Support Consumer Expectations Claims

Those of us who handle automobile products liability cases ordinarily ask the manufacturers and dealers for copies of the owner's manual, any warranties and product advertising. There are a number of reasons to make such a…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Choice of Law in Punitive Damage Cases by John D. Rowell

Over the last decade, U.S. Auto manufacturers have adopted a new tack in their efforts to defeat claims for punitive damages. California does permit imposition of such damages when a civil plaintiff can show by clear and…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Ford Explorer History Repeats Itself , by John D Rowell

While Firestone tire defects have been the subject of a great deal of publicity since recalled, the role of the Ford Explorer’s lack of stability has received much less attention…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

What of Mine is Yours, by John D. Rowell & Mary M. Bennett

The defense counsel submits requests for production seeking all documents in possession of the plaintiff or his agents and attorneys generated by the defendant or a past or present employee of the defendant. Those who work in…more
| Civil Procedure
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