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Category Archives: In The News

Ethan Clark Joins Property Subrogation Practice

Clark is at the forefront of his peers as his understanding of the changing nature of litigation allows him to be a reliable resource to those within the firm. He is often approached to discuss various legal theories and tasked with identifying ways to counter strategies used by opposing counsel.

Tort Times: It’s All About Relationships

As you know from my last article, I haven’t been a practicing attorney for long. I will admit in the very beginning it was confusing to me when I received a file that referred to the adverse party as a “claimant.” But you only need to read a claim file from the same client about three to four times before that confusion disappears and you can clearly understand who and what that client is referring to.

Midea Dehumidifiers Recalled

Midea dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. Similar to our arrangement with Gree, we are working with their counsel to quickly resolve these files.

Residential Gas Explosion

The defendant, who was known to do a lot of tinkering around the home and working on his own cars, was planning something and had removed the cap on the gas line of his home. Of particular significance, was the fact that the defendant had sent a message to a person he was communicating with on a local dating website, where he indicated he “smelled propane and had to go see what was going on” and that he “hoped he didn’t blow the place up”. Afterwards, the defendant’s home exploded. The explosion, and subsequent fire, killed the defendant and damaged the insured’s home. The insured’s home was damaged beyond repair and had to be torn down.

Electronic Cigarettes a Potential Fire Hazard

While viewed as a healthy and safer alternative to tobacco smoking, the advent of e-cigarettes has created its own set of hazards. E-cigarettes use lithium-ion batteries to power a heating element, which vaporizes a liquid, resulting in the simulated “smoke” of a tobacco cigarette. The lithium-ion battery presents the biggest fire hazard while in use and while being charged.

Tort Times: Litigate or Die Writing

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to assist a partner in a jury trial. I had only recently been admitted to the Bar, and had only been employed by Keis George for a few months, so the chance to assist in one of our large loss property cases was a rare opportunity that I… Read More »

Keis George Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers

Keis George is proud to announce Warren S. George, managing litigation partner, Andrew C. Stebbins, associate, and Kevin F. Keeley, associate, have been recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Pictured from left to right, Warren S. George, Andrew C. Stebbins, and Kevin F. Keeley.  Super Lawyers acknowledges attorneys with a high degree of… Read More »

Nadia N. Ardner Featured in CMBA Bar Journal

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) recently featured Nadia N. Ardner, attorney at Keis George, in the Bar Journal. Ardner is a member of the firm’s subrogation practice, serving an integral role in legal writing and research. Ardner also provides legal analysis of the law as applied to assumed facts, discussing the legality or illegality of an… Read More »

Keis George Hires Nadia N. Ardner

As a member of the firm’s litigation group, Ardner works a variety of subrogation files from negotiation and mediation to litigation, including arbitration, contested hearings, and ultimately the appellate process. Nadia will help our clients navigate the subrogation claims process, working for them on a variety of files.

Self-Driving Cars Autonomous Vehicles

Over the course of the next several years, Keis George LLP will feature the reoccurring theme of self-driving vehicles. Right now there are more unanswered questions than answers that the legal system, insurance carriers, and engineers will have to investigate, contemplate and resolve over the next several years as these vehicles become implemented in to… Read More »