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Articles in this issue:

CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy helps develop great trial lawyers

The PTA showcases the best aspects of CAALA membership

Mike Arias

2018 June


Is someone you know deserving of a Top Gun Award?

Nominations for OCTLA’s Top Gun Awards are open now through July 31

Geraldine Ly

2018 June


“A sick, sad joke”

Mick Mulvaney, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and trial lawyers

Stuart Zanville

2018 June


Appellate Reports

In [case]Dynamex Operations[/case] Cal. Supreme Court adopts new test for “employee” vs. “independent contractor.” In [case]Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics[/case], appellate court oks medical care on a lien, even for plaintiffs with insurance

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2018 June


Proving injury and damages in invisible-injury cases

Proving injury and damages in invisible-injury cases

Just because you can’t see the injury does not mean it’s not there. In TBI cases, with the right tools, you can bring that injury to light

Olivier Taillieu

2018 June


Biomechanics of head injuries and helmet protection

Biomechanics of head injuries and helmet protection

A biomechanist can evaluate the effectiveness of a helmet in a crash and help prove the severity of impact to the head

Stephanie Bonin, PhD, PE
John Gardiner, PhD PE

2018 June


Proving damages in “golden years” injury cases

Proving damages in “golden years” injury cases

Hedonic damages become vital when special damages are limited

Steven Lipscomb

2018 June


Evaluating the adequacy of warnings

Help in identifying when and why a product warning is inadequate

Michael Motley

2018 June


Proving injuries and damages in trial

Proving injuries and damages in trial

Master the details such as medical records up front and prevent your case from being torpedoed later on; success really does lie in preparation

Gary A. Dordick

2018 June


Sexual assault of hospital patients

Sexual assault of hospital patients

When a patient is a victim of sexual assault, look to administrative negligence when seeking a remedy

Arthur S. Shorr

2018 June


Tips, tactics and timing for mediation

A former plaintiff’s attorney and long-time mediator looks at why mediation is most often the best path forward

Sanford Gage

2018 June

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