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Ford Recalls SUVs Due to Potential Fire Hazard: CaseyGerry Class Action Investigation

May 24, 2022 Blog,Class Action

The law firm of CaseyGerry is investigating a recall of almost 40,000 SUVs due to a potential fire hazard.

According to a report by NPR, the Ford Motor Company recalled 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators manufactured between December 2020 and April 2021.

Qaadir v. Figueroa: If Plaintiff sees a doctor on a lien, not covered by health insurance, can Defense argue Plaintiff is “uninsured”?

May 23, 2022 Blog,California Laws

By Eric Ganci

If a Plaintiff sees a doctor on a lien, not covered by health insurance, can defense argue Plaintiff is uninsured?

Yes, this is a particular topic. But yes, this is the kind of stuff that comes up in civil trials.

School District liability: are there different duties between negligent hiring versus negligent supervision? Doe v. Anderson Union High School District

May 20, 2022 Blog

By Eric Ganci

 

This starts with the horrible set of facts: a high school teacher has sex (or any kind of sexual relationship) with a high school student.

In the law, there can be a personal criminal action taken against the teacher.

A lawyer representing both the Insurance Company and the Defendant Driver: is that unethical? Simonyan v. Nationwide decision

By Eric Ganci

Picture this: you are driving and cause a car crash (Defendant’s usually call it a car accident, but accidents imply no person is at fault). Let’s say this Defendant Driver feels bad and wants to use her insurance to pay for the car crash…but her Insurance Company does not want to pay…does that create a conflict of interest between the Attorney that represents both the Insurance Company (as a company) and the Defendant Driver (as a person)?

May 19 is Bike to Work Day – A discussion on bike safety

By Eric Ganci

May 19, 2022, SANDAG (The San Diego Association of Governments) is holding the annual Bike to Work Day, as part of Bike Month.

Per SANDAG “Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event, celebrated locally on the third Thursday in May.

Does the Berroteran II decision affect how we should notice depositions of parties to our case?

May 9, 2022 Blog

March 7, 2022, the California Supreme Court decided Berroteran II v. Superior Court, cited as 12 Cal.5th 867.

The holding is important, but particular as it relates to whether a party can use a deposition of a party who is unavailable for trial, per California Evidence Code 1291(a)(2).

Is a police report admissible as evidence in a civil trial?

March 30, 2022 Blog,Head/Brain Injury

by Eric Ganci

If there is a car accident or crash, you are injured from that crash, and there is a police report of the crash: can that police report or traffic collision report come into a civil trial as evidence?

Is the “you can answer if you know” objection proper?

By Eric Ganci

Before I write this: a shout out to my colleagues with Casey Gerry, Trial Lawyers College San Diego Local Group, and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. These people helped me geek out on this topic and gave solid insight.