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Kabateck LLP presents Civil Action with California trial lawyers Brian and Shant. Join us as hosts Brian Kabateck and Shant Karnikian analyze legal issues and developments in California law affecting plaintiff lawyers and their practices. The show presents a summary of recent appellate decisions affecting all area of plaintiff-side civil litigation, from personal injury to employment, from landmark cases to changes in procedure. This weekly series keeps you informed on a variety of hot legal topics from throughout the state. This is Civil Action.

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Kabateck LLP presents Civil Action with California trial lawyers Brian and Shant. Join us as hosts Brian Kabateck and Shant Karnikian analyze legal issues and developments in California law affecting plaintiff lawyers and their practices. The show presents a summary of recent appellate decisions affecting all area of plaintiff-side civil litigation, from personal injury to employment, from landmark cases to changes in procedure. This weekly series keeps you informed on a variety of hot legal topics from throughout the state. This is Civil Action.

    52. Insurance Fear Mongering w/ Michael Childress

    52. Insurance Fear Mongering w/ Michael Childress

    Brian, Shant, and their colleague Michael Childress discuss how insurance companies instill fear in the public in order to suppress a collective voice.  Misinformation, intimidation, and claim denials have become the fundamental recipe for the multi-billion dollar industry.  The team discusses these problems and discuss how the shift from service sector to profit center occurred.

    • 28 min
    51. Consumer Protection Cases Pt. 2

    51. Consumer Protection Cases Pt. 2

    In Re Facebook Inc Internet Tracking (9th Circuit)Facebook and Whether Their Tracking of Users Violates Various CA Privacy StatutesReynolds v Ford Motor Co (1st DCA)Lemon Law Claims and the Proper Measure of FeesWaller v FCA US LLC (2nd DCA)Admissibility of An Expert’s OpinionLuna v. Hansen (9th Circuit)The Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Disclosure Requirements

    • 26 min
    50. Civil Procedure Cases Pt. 3

    50. Civil Procedure Cases Pt. 3

    Nationwide Biweekly v. Superior Court (CA Sup. Ct.)The UCL and False Advertising—whether parties are entitled to a jury trial in a UCL case.Calucci v. T-Mobile (4th DCA)Punitive Damages—a good primer on punitive damages.LN Management LLC v. JP Morgan (9th Circuit)Whether Dead People Can Be Sued—spoiler alert. . .they can’t.

    • 30 min
    49. Insurance Cases

    49. Insurance Cases

    Walker v Life Insurance Co. of the Southwest (USDC Central)A UCL Violation—pre-application illustrations in a life insurance policy.Textron, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. (6th DCA)Choice of Law Rulings in Insurance Cases—whether it applies as Collateral Estoppel in a subsequent coverage action.KLA Tencor Corp. v Travelers (2nd DCA)The Duty to Defend a Malicious Prosecution Case—but does it arise out of an abuse of process claim?Pacific Pioneer Insurance Co. v Superior Court (4th DCA)An Insurers’ Appeal of a Default in Small Claims Court—the applicability of a De Novo appeal in a small claims judgment.

    • 25 min
    48. Personal Injury Cases

    48. Personal Injury Cases

    Thimon v City of Newark (1st DCA) Road Design and the Standard for Summary JudgementAlaniz v Sun Pac Shippers (2nd DCA)The Privitte and Hooker DoctrineReeve v Meleyco (3rd DCA)Enforceability of Referral FeesLopez v Ledesma (2nd DCA)Medical Malpractice and the Standard for Applicability to Physician Assistants

    • 30 min
    47. Civil Procedure Cases Pt. 2

    47. Civil Procedure Cases Pt. 2

    Hance v Super Store Industries (5th DCA) Enforceability of a Fee Share AgreementFenimore v The Regents of the University of CA (2nd DCA) Computation of the Statute of LimitationsBrewer v. Remington (5th DCA) The Delayed Discovery RuleSan Francisco Print Media Company v. The Hearst Corporation (5th DCA) Admissibility of Expert Testimony

    • 26 min

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