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Damages: Thinking outside the box to hit it out of the park

Damages: Thinking outside the box to hit it out of the park

A case of severe disfigurement with Prop 51 liability issues reveals why damages are limited only by facts, imagination and tenacity

Michael Gatto

2016 April


The eggshell plaintiff

The eggshell-plaintiff doctrine protects the rights of a plaintiff whose pre-existing fragility makes them particularly susceptible to injury

Victor George

2016 April


Profile: Steven Kazan

This asbestos pioneer helped create the trust funds that compensate victims and their families. And he’s not ready to “sit back and let somebody else screw it up”

2016 April


Appellate Reports

Gaines v. Fidelity National Title Insurance makes avoiding dismissal under the 5-year rule more difficult and analyzes the rules about which periods during a lawsuit are excluded

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2016 April


A brief word...

Crafting language for maximum effect

Miles B. Cooper

2016 April


Products liability: Litigating the product-line-exception case

The product line exception theory of liability may prove useful when a manufacturer has gone out of business

Matthew J. Kracht

2016 April


Making some music with lawyers: Where have all the mediators gone?

The original idealism in mediation has largely been lost as economics drives the idealists away

Jeffrey Krivis

2016 April


Psychological harm without a physical injury

Psychological harm without a physical injury

How to prove the psychological injury in order to maximize general damages and your clients' recovery

John C. Taylor
Louanne Masry

2016 April


Obtaining Medi-Cal’s and Medicare’s written disclaimer of lien in wrongful death cases

Dispensing with these liens is much easier and faster in wrongful death claims than in survival claims

Daniel Rose

2016 April


Proving unique damages: A judicial perspective

Beware the fallacy of the “single cause” or expert testimony on “cutting edge” science

Hon. Mark Mooney

2016 April


Issues in assessing future lost earning capacity

A look at situations where assessment of lost earning capacity is not straightforward

James Mills

2016 April


Chronic Pain: RSD or CRPS

The complex yet presentable world of Regional Pain Syndrome

2016 April

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