Asbestos Litigation: Proposed EPA Regulations Poised to Revive Use of Asbestos
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) for asbestos. The rule would require manufacturers to receive EPA approval before importing or manufacturing asbestos ...
Posted By Mario A. Gonzalez
Personal Injury: State Courts Expand Role of Social Media in Litigation
In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe. Social media affects the the way we work, the way we live, the way we socialize, and more recently, the way we litigate. As more and more courts across the ...
Posted By Silviana Dumitrescu
LITIGATION: Forum Shopping Thinned by Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
In a blow to the plaintiffs’ bar, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that could curtail the ability of plaintiffs to forum shop their claims. The 8-1 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, ...
LITIGATION: Discovering Social Media
Individuals' willingness to share the details of their lives on social made has created a new source of evidence that has changed the way the legal community approaches discovery and the preservation and/or spoilage of evidence. People turn to their social ...
An Insurer's Broad Duty to Defend Remains Unchanged for 2017
It is widely known amongst insurance professionals that California applies one of the broadest standards in the country when examining an insurer's duty to defend its insureds. In my practice, I frequently remind my carrier clients that California law ...
LITIGATION: A Reasonable Way to Prove Loss of Future Earnings
This past September a California Appellate Court affirmed a trial court's rejection of a $730,000.00 award for future earnings losses to an aspiring lawyer in a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Hospital because Plaintiff Dionna Licudine failed to prove her ...
Posted By Los Angeles Attorney