2021 April

Plaintiff Apr21 cover web

Articles in this issue:
The defendant is deceased, the heirs are cooperative and the damages exceed policy limits

The defendant is deceased, the heirs are cooperative and the damages exceed policy limits

The steps to reaching a pre-litigation settlement above the policy limits touch both tort and probate law

Joseph Lucia
David Brillant
Sarah Madan

2021 April


Wrongful death – standing, pleadings and related considerations

Wrongful death – standing, pleadings and related considerations

Determining standing, which causes of action to include, drafting the pleadings, and collecting the right evidence to prove our case

Tal Rubin

2021 April


Absent a special relationship between plaintiff and defendant, was there a “negligent undertaking”?

Negligent undertakings can establish a duty of care and avoid critical affirmative defenses

Nadine Ninva Khedry

2021 April


Pitfalls to avoid with litigation funding

Whether a third-party loan is made directly to the client or the attorney borrows the money, there are ethical pitfalls

Erin Joyce

2021 April


What about my stock?

What about my stock?

Valuing and recovering lost equity as part of lost compensation damages in wrongful-termination cases

Michelle Lee
Meghan Loisel

2021 April


Pinto v. Farmers gives a big boost to insurers defending bad-faith claims

Court sides with defense, says CACI 2334 is missing the required element of unreasonable conduct by the insurer

Arnie Levinson

2021 April


Web profiles and ethical concerns

You may love, hate or be indifferent about what’s posted about you on a website, but what are your ethical obligations?

Allison Schulman

2021 April


Is your referral-fee agreement ethical and enforceable?

California is the land of the “pure referral fee.” The agreed fee is not necessarily commensurate with work done on the case

Ji-In Lee Houck

2021 April


Profile: Vincent Tong

Profile: Vincent Tong

Workers’ rights advocate learned fast how to utilize the plaintiff’s law community

Stephen Ellison

2021 April


Getting to the heart of non-economic damages in wrongful-death cases

Getting to the heart of non-economic damages in wrongful-death cases

To tell the story from the heart, you must first know the family

Kimberly Wong

2021 April


Compensating for something

Pointers and pitfalls when a client is entitled to workers’ comp benefits

Miles B. Cooper

2021 April

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