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  • SIDEBAR SPECIAL EDITION
    The Law Firm for Your Business . . . As Usual! In these uncertain times, as businesses struggle to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the attorneys at Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP want to remind all of our clients and those in our community: To remain ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TOXIC TORT: COFFEE ACRYLAMIDE CASE SENT BACK TO JUDGE WHO FOUND THAT COFFEE INDUSTRY FAILED TO PROVE SAFE-ALTERNATIVE
    In response to peremptory challenges filed by the State and the National Coffee Associations, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl has ruled that fellow complex civil Judge Elihu M. Berle shall hear causes of action alleged against the ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • LIMITING TRUCK DRIVER LIABILITY – THE SUDDEN EMERGENCY DOCTRINE
    On American Roads, and particularly in California, there does not exist much respect for truck drivers. It is all too common to see everyday vehicles cut-off truck drivers, box them in, prevent them from lane changing, and other dangerous driving habits we ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • ONGOING UNCERTAINTY REGARDING PERSONAL JURISDICTION FOR NATIONWIDE CLASS ACTIONS
    The realm of nationwide class action lawsuits was thrown in disarray when the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017). In the months since this decision was announced, ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TRUCKING VERDICTS INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY
    Research by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) provides more evidence supporting what those in the trenches defending the trucking industry have known for years -- that large "nuclear" verdicts (verdicts in excess of $10 million) against ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • CALIFORNIA COURTS EXPAND GROUNDS FOR EMPLOYEES TO BRING WRONGFUL TERMINATION CLAIMS
    California courts continue to expand the grounds for employees to bring wrongful termination claims against employer. Throughout the years, California courts have repeatedly affirmed this common law claim and its expansion continues to the present day with ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP