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 Pain 101 - Where Does It Hurt? Making Chronic Pain Understandable

A dictionary defines pain as the sensations one feels when hurt, mentally or physically, suffering the bearing or undergoing of pain, distress or injury. Some jurors see pain and suffering as a person's attempt to get money for nothing or a shot at winning the lottery. The burden falls on the plaintiff's attorney to convince the jury that although pain is subjective, it is very real for the person who is in pain.

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 What to Do When Served with an Anti-SLAPP Motion to Dismiss

If you have been served with a Special Motion to Strike, good luck - even with a lot of hard work you will need all the luck you can get!

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 Tire Tread Separation - Two Theories of Liability

In this article, the author discusses two theories of products liability in tire tread separation cases.

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 The Sordid History of Auto Safety Glass

Between 700 and 1000 people will be seriously injured this year as a result of partial ejection during automobile accidents. Virtually all of these injuries are preventable at a cost of approximately $2.50 per vehicle window.

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 The Road Less Traveled: Often Ignored Sources of Information about the Accident and Your Client's Injuries

This article describes a few of the less-used sources of information in auto cases. The most interesting of these are die red-light cameras that have been installed at a surprisingly large number of dangerous intersections.

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 The Owner's Manual, Warranty and Advertising Can and Should Be Used to Support Consumer Expectations Claims

This article discusses the consumer expectations test of design defect, and the use of materials such as the owner's manual and warranty information to support a request for an instruction on that theory.

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 The Industrial Machinery and Tool Products Liability Case

The law applicable to industrial machinery and tool cases is the same as that applicable to cases involving consumer products. In fact, many of the cases in which the concepts of products liability law were first stated can be properly categorized as industrial machinery cases.

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 Electronic Crash Sensing in Air Bag Litigation

Air bag litigation is particularly subject to the effects of rapidly changing technology. The ability to detect and identify a collision is the most difficult and critical function of an air bag system. A large percentage of air bag injuries can be traced to deficiencies in the sensing system. The most significant technological changes in air bag systems are occurring in the area of sensors.

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 The Low Road

In the race to deliver yet even more astronomical profits for their shareholders, corporations have shunned their duty to the public. How else can one explain General Motors' blatant disregard for the safety of passengers whose lives were reduced to an $8.59 decision?

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 Fulfilling the Legislative Intent of Code of Civil Procedure Section 667.7

In 1975 the California Legislature passed and the governor signed, as an emergency measure, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). One portion of MICRA, Code of Civil Procedure section 667.7, provides that in any medical malpractice action the court shall, at the request of either party, enter a judgment ordering that future damages of $50,000 or more shall be paid by periČodic payments rather than a lump sum payment.

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 Back To The Basics: Trying A Motor Vehicle Collision Case

When the court asks, "Is the plaintiff ready for trial?", you want to be able to answer confidently, "Yes, your Honor." The following are a few suggestions that should make your next motor vehicle collision trial less stressful and more productive. Before you answer, "Ready".

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 Choice of Law in Punitive Damage Cases

Over the last decade, U.S. auto manufacturers have adopted a new tack in their efforts to defeat claims for punitive damages. Ford and General Motors argue that the law of their corporate headquarters and their principal place of business should apply to punitive damage claims. Michigan does not allow a civil jury to impose punitive damages. California does permit imposition of such damages when a civil plaintiff can show by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant has acted with malice.

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 Proving Non-economic Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

When a loved one dies, there is an irreplaceable hole in the family left behind. When a loved one dies as a result of someone's negligence, the loss is even greater. The job of the plaintiffs attorney is to put the jurors in the shoes of the family; to enable them to feel the pain that the family feels.

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 Juries Aren't Just Emotional Pushovers

Score one for the people. Juries are not made up of wide-eyed innocents who are ready to hand out big damage awards at the drop of a hat, according to a new study of the nation's busiest civil state courts.

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 The Ford Explorer: History Repeats Itself

While Firestone tire defects have been the subject of a great deal of publicity since recalled, the role of the Ford Explorer's lack of stability has received much less attention. Changes made did not come close to solving the Explorer's stability problems.

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 Discovery Essentials

The most recent iteration of the California Discovery Act provides essentially three methods to obtain testimony and evidence before trial. Each will be discussed at length below.

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 Challenges for Cause: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Even attorneys experienced in voir dire have difficulty understanding how trial judges apply the law concerning challenges for cause. This article will cover both the statutory and case law on the subject as well as suggesting how to convince a prospective juror to admit bias. Perhaps, more importantly, it will also suggest ways to convince the trial judge to sustain the challenge.

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