Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spokane Personal Injury|Does Tort Reform Create Jobs?

Justinian Lane at Tort Deform found an interesting post from Nicodem & Wilson Bull’s Eye Blog indicating that tort reform does not promote job growth. According to the study, Ohio personal injury lawsuits have dropped over 50% since the enactment of … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury|Do Washington’s Political Leaders Think They Are Divine?

It is becoming painfully obvious that some of Washington’s political leaders think that they should be held to the same standard as Kings and Queens of Europe when it comes to the civil justice system. That is, immune from civil liability. There has been … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $1.2 Million To Woman Who Was Scalded By A Cappuccino Machine

On Halloween night, 2007, a Georgia women was scalded by a Cappuccino machine that malfunctioned and shot a stream of 190 degree water, striking the woman’s hands and arms. The woman’s injuries were so severe that she required electronic implants … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury-Insurance Law Seminar

Today, I have the privilege of attending the Washington State Association of Justices’s 33rd Annual Insurance Law Seminar. It was a great seminar that highlighted various practical issues that confront lawyers working in the insurance field. The Insurance Fair Conduct (IFCA) and bad … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Settles Gruesome Case For 3.5 Million

In a case that would make any man cringe, a nursing home in Everett, Washington, settled a potential lawsuit for 3.5 million that revolved around inadequate care of a 97-year-old resident who developed penile cancer. The facts of this case … Continue reading

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PI Lawyer’s Brief-Abestos Claim Rejected

Count yourself fortunate if you do not have a family member that has suffered, or suffers, from Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops along the protective lining of the body’s organs. Typically, a person that develops Mesothelioma has nothing to look forward to … Continue reading

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Facebook, The New Discovery Frontier?

A few days ago, I attended a deposition of a witness who we’ll just call John Doe. Before the deposition began, however, my co-counsel passed me a slip of paper that contained a copy of the witness’s facebook page. I was shocked. The witness–in … Continue reading

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PI Lawyer’s Brief-The Doctrine Of Res Ipsa Loquitur May Have Received New Life

Every first-year law student in tort class learns about the doctrine of “res ipsa loquitur,” which translates roughly to “the thing speaks for itself.” Essentially, the doctrine allows a jury to infer negligence because the accident causing the plaintiff’s injury … Continue reading

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