Monthly Archives: February 2011

Personal Injury Verdict | Jury Awards $46 Million to A Man Gunned Down At Denny’s

A King County jury awarded $46 million to a man rendered a paraplegic in a shooting that took place at a Denny’s restaurant. The man, Steven Tolenoa, was enjoying breakfast at Denny’s when he was gunned down by another patron. Tolenoa subsequently … Continue reading

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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Brief | All It Takes Is A Phone Call

I have a confession to make. I like Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit. In my view, he will go down as one of the greatest legal minds of the twentieth and twenty first century. So when Judge Posner writes an … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury | Back To Basics, Part II-Breach

As discussed in Part I, a typical personal injury action in Washington requires the plaintiff to establish four elements: (1) duty; (2) breach; (3) causation; and (4) damages. This post will focus on the second element: breach. Generally, a breach … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury | Fred Thompson Provides A Ringing Endorsement For The Civil Justice System

Most of you know Fred Thompson from his role in Law and Order or when he ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 2008. Thompson recently wrote an article in Tennessean advocating against tort reform. Specifically, Thompson rallied against attempts … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury | Long-Term Care Insurance Company Must Comply With Washington Law

Maybe you have heard about long-term care insurance policies. The idea behind these types of insurance policies is that you will receive coverage or benefits if you can no longer take care of yourself. As you might imagine, these type … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury|What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

I frequently get asked “what is insurance bad faith?” In a nutshell, insurance bad faith has been defined as a breach of the obligation to “deal fairly with an insured, giving equal consideration in all matters to the insured’s interests.” … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $152 Million To A Woman Who Died Of Lung Cancer

In a case coming out of Massachusetts, a jury found that  Lorillard Tobacco Co. attempted to entice black children to become smokers by handing out free cigarettes. The Huffington Post reported: Willie Evans alleged Lorillard introduced his mother, Marie Evans, to … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury|Personal Injury Law Isn’t Easy

I found an interesting post at the The Amateur Law Professor. Apparently, Federal and State judges are seeing a large disparity in the quality of representation between plaintiff and defense counsel in personal injury/malpractice cases. What is troubling is the … Continue reading

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