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Joint and Several Liability: Impact on Equitable Contribution

David Frankenberger

A defendant’s liability for noneconomic damages cannot exceed his or her proportionate share of fault, as compared with all fault responsible for the plaintiff’s alleged injuries and not merely that of the defendants present in the lawsuit at the time. Indeed, trial courts must assess, or allow the jury to assess, the comparative fault of other defendants who have settled before trial.
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Insuring Marijuana

Nathaniel Lucey

The passage of AUMA would create an entirely new industry in the country's most populous state which in turn may lead to new opportunities, as well as risks for insurance carriers.
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California Supreme Court Adopts Sophisticated Intermediary Defense in Product Liability Casest

Nathaniel Lucey

The California Supreme Court issued its opinion in William Webb v. Special Electric and in doing so formally adopted the sophisticated intermediary doctrine as a valid defense to product liability claims alleging inadequate warnings.
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Andrew Sclar, Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza, Douglas (Gregory) Kilduff and David Frankenberger Are Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Andrew Sclar, Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza, Douglas (Gregory) Kilduff and David Frankenberger have been selected for the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer list.
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