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A lawsuit has been filed in my case. Now what?

In California, once a summons and complaint has been filed and served on the defendants they must answer within thirty days of being served. Assuming they do, the parties usually Read More

Does a felony conviction impact your civil case?

What impact, if any, does a past felony conviction have on a civil case? Someone with a past felony conviction(s), which has not been expunged, sealed or otherwise made inaccessible to Read More

What are my recovery rights in a product liability claim with no personal injuries?

Product liability claims can only be for property damage, however the recovery tends to be narrower and more strictly defined than when there is a personal injury. It is possible Read More

The driver who hit me fled the scene or was not insured and has no assets, what do I do now?

You may still be able to recover your damages if your own policy has an uninsured/under-insured motorist (“UM” and “UIM,” respectively) policy. You must first exhaust any worker’s compensation policies Read More

Child Sexual Abuse and Civil Torts

There are two ways to go about litigation in a child sexual abuse case, through the civil justice system or the criminal justice system. [1] With Civil litigation the defendant Read More

Product Liability Claims

Product liability law provides a way for people to seek personal damages from injuries caused by faulty products. Depending on the circumstance for which the product was faulty, one could Read More

Personal Injury Statutes of Repose

Victims of an accident are often shocked to find that, having waited too long to take action against the party responsible for their injuries, they are statutorily barred from doing Read More

Toxic Torts: An Introduction

A tort is “a civil wrong that the law recognizes as deserving a remedy.” [1] The tort system holds a tortfeaser, or party who committed a civil wrong, responsible for providing Read More

Accutane Lawsuits

Originally studied in the 1960’s as a cancer treatment, researchers at Hoffman-La Roche accidentally discovered the benefits of 13-cis retinoic acid, or isotretinoin, in clearing up acne. It became evident Read More

Late Notices to Public Entities

In a previous article, some of the immunities that public entities enjoy against civil litigation were considered. A related topic involves the pre-litigation notice that such entities are statutorily entitled Read More

The person who injured me filed bankruptcy. How does this affect my case?

A bankruptcy proceeding filed by the party or parties that injured you can result in a stay of your claim. The defendant may be able to stop your lawsuit against Read More

What is mediation?

Mediation is a proceeding which is often conducted by private companies but is sometimes also conducted by the courts. In most cases the parties, plaintiff(s) and defendant(s), are separated from Read More

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a trial like proceeding usually held by a private company such as American Arbitration Association or Judicate West. Arbitration follows many of the same proceedings as trial, including Read More

Discovery Delays & Statues of Limitations

Statutes of limitation time-bar most civil and criminal cases if a lawsuit is not commenced by some prescribed date. Generally, this date is calculated from the date of the accident Read More

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