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HTMLCook County Judge Vacates $25 Million Settlement
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
This past June, claims of misconduct arose following a personal injury trial in Cook County, IL that settled just minutes before the jury returned a verdict for the defense. In October of 2015, the two sides to the settlement engaged in evidentiary hearings before Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel...

 

HTMLThe Importance of Damage Allegations when Defendant is in Default
Charles M. Heintz; Prenovost Normandin Bergh Dawe A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
A defendant who is in default in a lawsuit cannot participate in an action until either (a) the default is set aside (by motion or stipulation), or (b) default judgment is entered (whereupon the defendant can file an appeal). Stipulating to set aside the default may be more cost-effective than a...

 

HTMLOntario Court Confirms Contractor’s Duty to Defend a Municipality in Personal Injury Claims
George R. Wray; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
The Ontario Court of Appeal closed out 2015 with its decision in Carneiro et al and Regional Municipality of Durham et al and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., providing important analysis of a winter maintenance contractor's duty to defend a municipality in personal injury claims arising from wintery...

 

HTMLHow Insurance Companies Minimize Claims
Wilshire Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016
If you have been in an accident that requires you to file a claim with your insurance company, be prepared for some resistance. Insurance companies are businesses first and foremost. And as it is with all other businesses, their number one priority is profit. Learn about nine of the most common...

 

HTMLWrongful Death Case In Concrete Crushing Machine Incident Remanded To Louisiana Court
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
Following the death of a Louisiana worker pulled into a concrete crushing machine, the worker’s mother brought suit against a number of entities in state court, some of which were Louisiana companies and some of which were out-of-state entities. The out-of-state entities, including the...

 

HTMLMultidistrict Litigation Established for Bair Hugger Lawsuits
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
On December 11th, 2015, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order to transfer fourteen lawsuits-related to the Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming device-to the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. This multidistrict litigation court (MDL) has been established...

 

HTMLJersey City Found Not Liable for Accident Resulting from Plaintiff’s Motorcycle Striking its Fire Hydrant
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
Public entities can be liable if they create or allow a dangerous condition to exist on their property. In Bunero v. City of Jersey City, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2784 (App. Div. Dec. 3, 2015), plaintiff George Bunero was injured when his motorcycle was struck in the rear by the defendant...

 

HTMLMcGarry v. Philly Rock Corp.
Elizabeth K. Wiese; Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Plaintiff McGarry executed a waiver and attended an introductory course on belaying equipment when she patronized an indoor-rock climbing facility with her husband. Plaintiff understood the waiver to mean that if she were injured, Defendant Philly Rock Corporation would not be at fault. She also...

 

HTMLHaas v. Reinert
Lauren R. Clein; Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Plaintiff Michael Haas filed suit arising from a motorcycle accident where Plaintiff claimed injury while attempting to avoid Defendant’s tractor trailer. During litigation, Plaintiff responded to written discovery, provided over 800 pages of documents and was deposed by Defendant’s...

 

HTMLEvidence in a Commercial Truck Accident Case
Wilshire Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2015, previously published by Wilshire Law Firm on December 24, 2015
Due to the inherently destructive toll truck accidents can have, truck drivers and trucking companies must follow both state and federal regulations. Any violation that results in injuries to others is considered as automatic proof of negligence. Therefore the most effective way to win a truck...

 


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