Monthly Archives: June 2014

Applicable Statute of Limitations in Fraud-Based Claims Against Attorneys

The Court of Appeals recently considered whether a plaintiff’s fraud claims against its attorney were barred by the statute of limitations, and specifically, what statute should be applied when two statutes appear to be applicable. In Prakashpalan v. Engstrom, Lipscomb … Continue reading

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Jury Awards Plaintiff $326,000 for Emotional Distress Claim Against Insurer Resulting From Bad-Faith Denial of Claim

A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded a plaintiff a large judgment for a bad faith denial of insurance benefits and emotional distress claim following the insurance company’s failure to provide benefits under its policy. In White v. GEICO Indemnity … Continue reading

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Preventing Elder Abuse in the Nursing Home

Despite the fact that nursing homes and long-term care facilities strive to provide the best care to their patients and residents, such facilities are exposed to a great risk of liability by employees who commit elder abuse. Elder patients are … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Insurance for Large Projects and the Self-Insured Retention

Professional liability insurance is crucial for engineers wishing to mitigate their risk and exposure to professional liability claims. Engineers completing large scale projects are frequently required by the owner or developer to purchase project specific coverage, which, for example, could … Continue reading

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