Monthly Archives: January 2011

Under-Odorized Propane Gas Recalled

On January 20, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a voluntary recall of Propane (LP) Gas, manufactured by Aux Sable Liquid Products of Morris, Illinois.  The affected propane was sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage

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New Consumer Complaint Database May Aid Subrogation Efforts

On March 11, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) will officially launch a new website which offers a forum for consumers to register complaints about product-related safety issues. The database, located at http://saferproducts.gov/ will register complaints of injury or

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Confidentiality Agreements: The Trappings of Concession to Agree

It is as commonplace and disconcerting as ordering specialty food at a fast food restaurant and receiving what they commonly serve. You don’t get what you want. In litigation, product manufacturers, builders and providers of products and ideas are seldom

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Insurance and Subrogation in the UAE

 The prevailing laws in the Middle East are generally based on, and utilize elements of, Shari’ah, The Koran and the Hadith together with what is termed as Latin law, influenced by Egyptian Napoleonic Code style law. The concept of insurance is

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Contractual Privity Not Required Between Subrogating Insurer and Defendant

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has recently issued an opinion holding that a subrogating insurer can sue a defendant for negligence for damage to property even though the subrogating insurer and the defendant were not in

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California Superior Courts Now Offer Expedited Jury Trial Options

The Expedited Jury Trials Act (ETA) Assembly Bill 2284 became effective in California state trial courts.  Additional rules implementing the program are being prepared by the California Judicial Council.  AB 2284 provides for expedited jury trials in civil cases where

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