Is Sudden Emergency a “get out of liability free” card? It can be, but it depends on the circumstances and on who is making the decision. Join Rebecca and Steve as they discuss what constitutes a sudden emergency, what happens when a defendant claims one, and why so many states have rejected the defense entirely.
When we think of subrogation, we often think of property and casualty coverage for car accidents or house fires, but other types of claims can result in subrogation rights. Join Rebecca Wright as she sits down with Lee Mendelson, Managing Attorney of Mendelson Schwarz, to discuss tips and pitfalls of subrogating workers compensation claims in California.
What do you do when everyone is wrong? Which way will a jury go, and how can you figure that out? Join Rebecca Wright as she sits down with Steve Theesfeld, a Partner at Yost & Baill, to hear about a case he is litigating where everyone seems to have participated in the loss – at least to some extent. So how can he figure out what a jury will think of the liability? Turns out, he’s surrounded by people just like them.
The litigation process includes many avenues for discovery, but sometimes, you are ready to move on an issue without going through those motions – and that may be the best option. Join Kim Rathbone as she sits down with Joel Radokovich and Patrick Jarosch of Grotefeld Hoffmann to discuss why sometimes the best offense is a good offense.
Have you ever lent property to a friend? Ever park your car in a parking garage? Ever asked someone to hold onto something for you as a favor?What if something goes wrong? Who is liable if your property ends up damaged, or stolen? Join Steve and Rebecca as they discuss the shifting burdens and other ways liability changes when property is borrowed.
When is it too late to file a lawsuit for your damages? There’s a stat for that! The details, however, depend on a number of factors. Join Rebecca and Steve as they discuss statutes of limitations and how the jurisdiction, type of claim, specific circumstances of the loss, and even whether or not arbitration applies can affect the timing in which you must bring your claim. Make sure you aren’t late for this very important date!
What does it mean to be in a No Fault state? Does it really mean no one is at fault? Join Rebecca and Steve as they dive into this often misunderstood area, where no fault doesn’t mean without fault, damages may not be damages, and being a “PIP squeak” is problematic.
Is there such a thing as too much coverage? When more than one policy covers a claim, how can you determine which insurance company should pay what? Join Rebecca and Steve as they discuss the contribution claims and how various states view the issue of multiple covering policies when complicated by other insurance clauses.
Do you have a case in which you just KNOW the other party caused the damage, but you just can’t prove it? Can’t you just use res ipsa loquitur? The answer is, it’s not that simple. Join Rebecca and Steve as they explain the requirements of asserting this legal doctrine, what it really means to assert it, and how the courts react to it. For a thing that speaks for itself, this doctrine isn’t so easy.
On this special live episode, Rebecca sits down with attorney Steve Theesfeld to hear about a surprisingly scintillating subrogation case he is handling. Like any good page-turner, we cannot wait to hear how it ends, but fair warning, this one is not for the faint of heart.