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Cadle v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 6:13-CV-1591-ORL-31G, 2014 WL 4983746 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 6, 2014).
Middle District of Florida finds that insured’s bad faith claim for first-party failure to settle could not properly be...more
In its recent decision in National Am. Ins. Co. v. Harleysville Lake State Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160593 (S.D. Ind. Nov. 14, 2014), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana had occasion...more
There is no denying that in the San Fernando Valley, we love our dogs. From dog-friendly businesses to outdoor dining areas, packed dog parks, and more, it is clear that we live in one animal-friendly city. Unfortunately,...more
The Slavin Doctrine has been on the books for more than fifty years and is a favorite defense used by contractors, architects and engineers defending against personal injury and wrongful death claims. Generally, the Slavin...more
On Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule takes effect requiring employers to notify OSHA within eight hours, when an employee is killed on the job; and...more
While California pedestrians are legally required to cross streets in demarcated crosswalks, if you were jaywalking in the San Fernando Valley and were hit by a car, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your...more
If you are an injured worker with an accepted workers' compensation claim in Nevada, you should not be receiving bills from hospitals, radiologists, labs, doctors, or physical therapists for treatment that was authorized by...more
What is the latest date upon which a private plaintiff must file a claim for personal injury or property damage based on groundwater contamination in North Carolina?
Until recently, the answer to this question appeared...more
Most of us have suffered some sort of injury over time. Be it from minor tweaks to major fractures, few of us go unscathed. Given this fact of life, a problem injured workers face is what happens if they hurt a body part on...more
Lobo v. Tamco, No. E054523 (September 10, 2014): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that under the “going and coming” rule, an employer was not vicariously liable for an accident caused by an employee’s...more
With Halloween just around the corner, many residents of the San Fernando Valley are preparing for trick-or-treaters of all ages. While Halloween is supposed to be a fun, accident-free holiday, injuries can and do happen. ...more
Assumption of Risk is a simple doctrine. If you head down the ski slope, you assume the risk that you will wipe out – or that another skier will lose control and smack into you. If you play baseball, you assume the risk that...more
Over the past year, courts in Illinois and Pennsylvania have dramatically altered the ability of an employee to bring claims against past and present employers for asbestos-related injuries. Traditionally, employees were...more
As we’ve discussed, you have to prove that you’ve been injured as a result of your work-related accident to get medical treatment for that injury. One of the common misconceptions that can arise out of workers’ comp claims...more
On October 16, 2014, TLSS associate Laura Faustino and partner Stuart A. Panensky won a unanimous defense verdict in a jury trial involving the Plaintiff Diana Seuffert’s claim for bodily injury sustained on the Trader Joe’s...more
Riley v. Marriott Int’l, 2014 WL 4794657 (W.D. N.Y. Sept. 25, 2014).
In this personal injury case, the plaintiffs sought video surveillance and “sweep logs” after one of the plaintiffs slipped and fell in the...more
There are a lot of work place injuries that happen in North Carolina for reasons no one can explain, even the person who got hurt. Most of the time, these injuries happen when someone passes out, falls, and hurt themselves or...more
The sad truth of the matter is that in a “scuffle” between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, the pedestrian is most likely to lose and serious injuries are most often the result. In many cases of pedestrian accidents in the...more
The consequences of an accident resulting in personal injuries can have far-reaching impact and can continue for many years after the tort has occurred. While an injured person may sustain immediately identifiable personal...more
A lot of times we’ll get calls from injured workers saying that the adjuster has told them their case has been closed and they can’t get anymore treatment or disability benefits. Sometimes, the adjuster’s right. But a lot...more
Barry P. Goldberg tirelessly looks for every available source of recovery, especially in serious injury cases. Often an accident has many possible causes. The obvious causes usually involve other negligent drivers, road...more
For years, product manufacturers relied on commercial general liability policies to defend and indemnify them for product liability claims. Although these policies may exclude coverage for pure economic loss or for damage to...more
The costs of managing awards of damages for catastrophic personal injury claims comprise one of the most significant heads of damage that a plaintiff is awarded. These costs often make up around 20% of the total award. ...more
After an automobile accident in the San Fernando Valley, a number of pressing thoughts are often racing through your mind. Am I okay? How much damage is there to my car? Should I get an attorney? Will I be sued? There...more
Any injured worker over the age of 30 with a serious work injury is likely to find some reference in his or her medical records to degeneration of the body part being examined. Degenerative disc disease, for example, is...more
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