Monthly Archives: February 2010

California’s Electronic Discovery Act: Changing The Rules For Competency In The 21st Century

‘Electronic Discovery’ ‘California’ ‘metadata’ ‘ESI’ ‘subrogation’

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No If’s, And’s Or Butts: Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes

The flammability of approved cigarettes is of great importance to insurers as significant property damage occurs each year from carelessly discarded smoking materials.  According to NFPA’s 2008 article U.S Smoking-Material Fire Problem, in 2006 over $606 million dollars of property damage

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Colorado’s Subrogation “Made Whole Rule” Under Discussion

Colorado’s legislature is considering passing a bill that would limit subrogation in personal injury cases.  House Bill 10-1186 is aimed at situations where the insured would not be made whole if the insurer was allowed to recover its payments through

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MOVING UNINTENDED ACCELERATION CLAIMS FORWARD: SUBROGATION POTENTIAL FOR TOYOTA’S 8.1 MILLION RECALLED VEHICLES

Toyota’s unprecedented recall of some 8.1 million vehicles will impact consumers, businesses, and their insurance carriers all over the country.  Since 1999, an estimated 2,000 complaints of sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been reported to the

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OREGON COURT FINDS THAT A PHD IS NO DEFENSE FOR NEGLIGENT HOME DESIGN

The Oregon Court of Appeals once again affirmed the viability of negligent construction claims while delivering another blow to the Economic Loss Doctrine.  In Cowan v. Nordyke, 232 Or.App. 384 (2009), plaintiff purchased a home from a Professional Home Designer (PHD).* 

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