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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TOXIC TORT: CALIFORNIA COURTS BEGIN TO REOPEN AND HOW COVID-19 MAY IMPACT JUROR DECISION-MAKING
    Several counties in California have begun to reopen their Courts as concerns over the current pandemic are beginning to relax. These changes to court protocol change rapidly and frequently and as we resume jury trials; law firms need to take into ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TRAFFIC COLLISION ON THE CLOCK! IS THE EMPLOYER LIABLE?
    When traffic collisions are caused by an employee who is on the clock, the employer can be held liable through a legal concept called vicarious liability, or respondeat superior . Fortunately for employers, the law gives way to reason in allowing employers ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR POST PANDEMIC DISPUTES
    The courthouses are empty. No criminal or civil trials will take place until at least late May. But that will change soon enough. Although the global pandemic is unprecedented in modern times, we know from experience that major disruptions in the economy ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP