Is the manufacturer of alcoholic beverage the “furnisher” of for purposes of immunity from liability for product’s effect in causing injury?

Posted by Steven Vartabedian on

23-year-old Ron Fiorini was shot to death in Fresno, California, by police after he displayed bizarre behavior with a firearm. He had recently consumed two cans of a 23.5 ounce alcoholic beverage, purchased at a convenience store; the product was “Four Loko.”  This product contained as much alcohol (a depressant) per can as five to […]

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Watching the River(island) Run…

Posted by Christopher Seymour on

Last year, we posted an article regarding the January 2013 California Supreme Court decision in Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Assn., 55 Cal. 4th 1169 (2013), in which the Court reversed almost 80 years of precedent by ruling that the parol evidence rule exception for fraud allowed use of extrinsic evidence of […]

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Watching The River(island) Run…

Posted by Dowling Aaron on

Last year, we posted an article regarding the January 2013 California Supreme Court decision in Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Assn., 55 Cal. 4th 1169 (2013), in which the Court reversed almost 80 years of precedent by ruling that the parol evidence rule exception for fraud allowed use of extrinsic evidence of […]

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Where a sanction award is statutorily appealable, may the merits of a medical damages discovery dispute resulting in that sanction be reviewed at the same time?

Posted by Steven Vartabedian on

In Dodd v. Cruz (filed 2/5/2014) B247493, Dodd sued Cruz for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, including medical surgical expenses he incurred with Coast Surgery Center as a result of the accident. Coast sold to Medical Finance LLC (MedFi) its medical lien for services provided to Dodd. (MedFi’s president is Dodd’s attorney, Waks.) Cruz […]

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