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Issue 13 | October 2017

TOXIC TORT: Battle of Experts in Starbucks Trial

A lawsuit brought by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics ("CERT"), a.k.a. Raphael Metzger of the Metzger Law Group, against more than 90 coffee roasters and retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, and Costco, is in the midst of trial, with competing expert testimony being set forth and challenged.

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By: John H. Shaffery

TRANSPORTATION: School Bus Company Found Liable For Accident Directly Caused By Unrelated Third-Party

A San Bernardino jury awarded an 11-year old $36.1 million dollars for injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street to catch a school bus. The family of plaintiff, Isabella Escamilla Sanchez, sued the school bus company, Durham School Services (“Durham”), alleging that it should be held responsible for its employees failing to prevent mid-street crossings in violation of company policies.

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By: Jason A. Benkner

EMPLOYMENT LAW: Beyond Diaz v. Carcamo: The Diminishing Returns of Admitted Vicarious Liability

A California Appellate Court recently added clarity to one of two significant unresolved issues left open by the California Supreme Court decision Diaz v. Carcamo

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By: Silviana Dumitrescu

FEATURED SETTLEMENT: Saechao v. City of Sacramento

Saechao v. City of Sacramento (Calif. Super. Ct. Sacramento City. No. 34-2014-00167131): In July, 2017, The City of Sacramento agreed to pay a $9.75 million settlement to the Plaintiffs, the Saechao family, for the death of their infant child.

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