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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.

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)?

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.

Who Has the Right of Way at an Intersection in California?

When driving in California, there are right of way laws that motorists and pedestrians are required to obey to keep themselves and others on the road safe. Failing to observe them can result in penalties, or worse, a severe accident.