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Bill Caravetta, Kevin Broerman, and Justin Ackerman Obtain Favorable Opinion From the Arizona Supreme Court

Gonzalez v. Nguyen – JSH Attorneys Bill Caravetta, Kevin Broerman, and Justin Ackerman obtained a favorable Opinion from the Arizona Supreme Court in an important default judgment case, saving their client almost $1 million...more

Meat Plants Are Spreading Foodborne Disease

by Howard Ankin on

Some of the largest meat plants in the country are responsible for foodborne illnesses that affect one in seven Americans each year. ...more

5 Things You Should Know About Your Truck Accident Case

by The Roth Firm on

Important Things to Know about your Truck Accident Case - If you were involved in a Commercial Truck Accident, it's important to keep in mind that a truck and car accident are two very different things. You should always...more

Head of FDA Calls on Doctors, Internet-Service Providers To Join Opioid Fight

Painkillers Prescribed Haphazardly While Online Sales Soar - One of the reasons the nation’s opioid crisis has spun out of control could be the fact that doctors are not trained universally in the field of pain management....more

Plaintiffs No Longer Have to Demonstrate the Absence of Comparative Fault to Avoid Summary Judgment in New York

by White and Williams LLP on

On April 3, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals addressed a question that “has perplexed courts for some time,” that is, whether a plaintiff must establish his or her own comparative negligence in order to obtain partial...more

Depression following Concussion is Highly Prevalent and Needs to Be Monitored and Treated

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

A new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma highlights the importance of monitoring TBI patients for the presence of depression symptoms and providing clinical support to prevent minor depression from converting into...more

Dementia risk is very real for brain injury survivors

by Michigan Auto Law on

Study of 2.8 million people in Denmark confirms what doctors and auto accident attorneys have seen for years: Dementia risk skyrockets after TBI; dementia long-term effect for many brain injury survivors; defense IME doctors...more

New York’s Court of Appeals Clarifies the Burden of Proof in Summary Judgment Cases

by White and Williams LLP on

In Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 N.Y. LEXIS 793, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02287 (Apr. 3, 2018), New York’s Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, addressed the question of whether a plaintiff, in moving for summary...more

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity And Protects Pasadena from Liability - Court clarified availability of trail immunity...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Trail immunity has been examined by the appellate courts numerous times over the past 18 months, most recently in Arvizu v. City of Pasadena, where the plaintiff entered a public park after hours and injured himself when he...more

Passengers Rights In A Car Accident No Matter Who Is At Fault

by The Brown Firm on

When you are ride in a car with a friend, family member, coworker, or anyone for that matter the driving responsibility is off of your shoulders, but what happens when things don’t go as planned. What happen if the driver...more

Big Pharma Feels the Pain of Opioid Litigation

by Sands Anderson PC on

Few would dispute that the opioid epidemic is of crisis proportion. In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States from opioid pain medicines, including hydrocodone (Vicodin & Lortab),...more

Work Vehicle vs. Bicycle: Selman Breitman Prevails, Establishing Plaintiff's Fault & Minimal Damages

by Selman Breitman LLP on

After a four day trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, Torrance Courthouse, Selman Breitman LLP Partner Bill Mall, obtained a trial win in the case of John Plume v. DISH Network California Service Corporation and M. Campos....more

What is the Average Settlement of a Truck Accident Case?

by The Roth Firm on

Commercial Trucks are substantially larger and heavier than regular motor vehicles, therefore when a truck is involved in an accident with a car, the outcome can devastating. Due to the size of the large tractor trailers,...more

The California Second Appellate District Revisits the “Retained Control” and “Hazardous Condition” Exceptions to Privette

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Luis Gonzalez v. John R. Mathis, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second District (February 6, 2018) - The Privette doctrine, protects the hirers of independent contractors from liability for workplace injuries involving...more

NY High Court Overturns 25 Years of Precedent in Ruling on Contributory Negligence

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The flood gates in New York courts have been opened wide for personal injury plaintiffs by the removal of an obstacle to their success on motions for summary judgment in negligence actions following the recent decision of the...more

Using a Statutory Conspiracy Claim to Protect Reputational Interests

by Akin Gump - Excubitor on

Parties weighing their legal options in protecting their reputations rightly should think beyond the routine defamation/libel/slander claims and look more broadly to state statutes or torts that may fit more neatly with their...more

Can Surgeon General Advisory Affect Opioid Overdoses?

Jerome Adams Calls on Communities To ‘Be Prepared’ and ‘Save A Life’ The opioid epidemic in America is so out of hand that the U.S. surgeon general’s office has issued an advisory: “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life.”...more

Combating Permanency Without A Defense Medical Expert

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

This brief, practical article presents strategies for challenging claims of permanent injury without relying on a defense expert. Originally published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, Winter 2018 Volume 37, Number...more

Ignorance of OSHA Requirements Does Not Preclude Willful Violation

Employers found to have committed repeat or willful violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards are subject to citation penalties of 10 times those for ordinary violations, and in some cases...more

You Should Know - April 2018

Injured Workers Have Third-Party Option After Work Comp - Work injuries are life-changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care...more

Chicago Makes Sure Uber Drivers Get Their Z’s

by Howard Ankin on

The city of Chicago and Uber are taking steps to prevent drowsy driving accidents and Chicago rideshare drivers are required to comply with a city ordinance that regulates the number of hours behind the wheel....more

4 Steps To Protect Your Legal Rights After A Motorcycle Accident

by The Roth Firm on

Motorcycle Accidents will often result in injury due to the lack of protection a bike rider has while driving. Because of this, unfortunately, even what would be considered a "minor" accident, can still result in excessive...more

Can I Be Found Liable If My Car Is Rear-Ended In A Crash? 

by The Brown Firm on

There are a multitude of ways in which Car Accidents can take place, however, rear-end collisions are among the most common in Georgia. Unlike the majority of other collisions, rear-end accidents are often classified as...more

Will Fewer Truck Inspections in Illinois Impact Safety?

by Howard Ankin on

According to a new state law that took effect January 1, 2018, trucks that operate solely in Illinois will now only be required to undergo one yearly state safety inspection instead of two, and although annual safety...more

Eighth Circuit Considers Judicial Estoppel in Hazardous Substance Release-Related Personal Injury Case

On April 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided the case of Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., et al., a personal injury action commenced in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri...more

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