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Jury Awards $123 Million to 2015 Seattle Duck Boat Crash Victims

Share This Item Feb. 7, 2019 – Seattle, Washington – – A King County jury found Ride the Ducks and Ride the Ducks International negligent in the the 2015 Seattle Duck Boat crash, awarding $123 million to victims and their families. After months of trial proceedings and more than a week of deliberations, the jury found that Ride the Ducks International and Ride the Ducks Seattle are liable for the crash between a duck boat tour vehicle and a charter bus loaded with students from North Seattle College. According to the verdict, Ride the Ducks International carries 67-70% liability for the crash and Ride the Ducks Seattle bears 30-33% liability depending on whether the victims were passengers on the duck boat or the charter bus. On Thursday, a Seattle jury awarded $123 million to the victims and families of a 2015 duck boat accident that killed five and injured 60. https://t.co/pvXfF4rMfh pic.twitter.com/AtEHhxdCdr — 2 Works for….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman Recognized as 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers

Share This Item Dec. 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, California – – The National Law Journal has recognized the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman in its 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers list for pharmaceutical litigation based on the firm’s work in a high-profile case against drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman was also selected as a finalist for consumer protection based on a case stemming from the Germanwings plane crash in 2015. The National Law Journal and ALM Media honors law firms and lawyers who are handling cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation. Editors and reporters from National Law Journal, VerdictSearch and Law.com reviewed more than 300 submissions across 23 categories to select the finalists for the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers. After narrowing the field to several finalists in each practice area over the summer,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Do Limitiation of Liability Clauses Work?

When I work with clients in negotiating and drafting contracts for various aircraft transactions I am frequently asked to do what I can to limit their liability exposure. One of the ways to do that is to include a "limitation of liability clause" in the agreement. And, like waiver and release language, the limitation of liability clause will work in many, but not all, situations. For a discussion of a recent Texas Supreme Court case enforcing a limitation of liability clause, please read my latest article on the subject: Limiting Your Liability Exposure With A �Limitation of Liability Clause�... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Lawsuit Blames SCE and Boeing for Woolsey Fire

Share This Item Los Angeles, California, February 5, 2019 – – A group of law firms filed a lawsuit today against Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Boeing Company on behalf of more than 100 property owners and renters whose buildings and property were damaged or destroyed in Woolsey Fire that started on Nov. 8, 2018. The case is the first known to name Boeing because of its alleged role in the Woolsey Fire. California wildfire attorneys Diane Marger Moore, Michael L. Baum, Ronald L. M. Goldman, Brian R. Strange, Brianna Strange, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court (case no. 19STCV03419) today. Brian Strange, his daughter Brianna Strange, Michael Baum and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are all Malibu locals who initially decided to take on the Woolsey Fire litigation to help friends and neighbors. In the months since the fire, more and more victims have joined the litigation. The law firms of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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RFK, Jr. and California Guild to Host Two Workshops for Camp Fire Victims

Share This Item February 6, 2019, Chico, California – – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., top fire trial lawyer, Diane Marger Moore of the California law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman and the California Guild will host two town hall meetings for Camp wildfire victims on Saturday February 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center in Paradise and at 2:00 p.m. at the Chico Guild Hall. California Guild members and the public are encouraged to attend this free event. “PG&E’s safety failures, mismanagement and negligence have destroyed the lives of thousands of Californians,” says Mr. Kennedy, who is co-counsel with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman in the California wildfire litigation. “It is imperative PG&E refocus its priorities and implement effective fire prevention policy and take responsibility for the death and destruction it has caused. “The Camp Fire destroyed the homes of more than….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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