Monthly Archives: June 2012

Illinois Adopts Rule Allowing Jurors to Question Witnesses

Imagine you are in the middle of a complicated fire subrogation case. Each side has multiple lay and expert witnesses. After your expert finishes testifying about the fire’s cause, one confused looking juror raises his hand with a clarification question

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Personal Jurisdiction in Oregon–Contacts May Not Be Enough

 A recent Oregon case offers a reminder that subrogating carriers need to carefully examine personal jurisdiction before pursuing an out-of-state defendant. In Robinson v. Harley Davidson Motor Company (Oregon Ct. App. 2012), Oregon resident Robinson was riding her Harley Davidson

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Wildfire Prompts Change to Colorado Governmental Immunity Act

On Thursday, March 22, 2012, the Colorado State Forest Service initiated a controlled burn on property owned by the Denver Water Board and located in Jefferson County, Colorado. This 50 acre prescribed burn was part of an ongoing fuel management

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