Parental responsibility for the actions of minors is a sticky issue. However, in certain scenarios, parents or guardians can be held liable for damage(s) caused by the actions of minors. The two most common scenarios where this issue comes up are auto accidents and vandalism claims.
The Illinois Economic Loss Doctrine, or the Moorman Doctrine as it is known in Illinois, can be a roadblock to recovery. Before you close your file, take a closer look, armed with exceptions that may help you navigate your way to the other side.
Contribution, when it exists, is the right of a person who has been compelled to pay what another should pay in part to require partial (usually proportionate) reimbursement and arises from principles of equity and natural justice.
Bailment is a legal relationship wherein a person (the “bailor”) transfers physical possession of personal property to another person or entity (the "bailee"). Only possession, not ownership, is transferred.
If you are pursuing a claim against a motor vehicle owner or operator, and have attempted to serve the defendant using a commercial carrier, certified U.S. mail, or regular mail to his or her last known residential address, but have not been successful, you may be able to perfect service...
In reviewing files sent to us, we see some misinterpretations of the law or expectations regarding what will happen at trial. As a result, we included a few tips you should keep in mind regarding witnesses and defenses.
The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure provides an alternate means for serving those “hidden” defendants.
The Indiana Medical Payment Subrogation Statute, Indiana Code 34-53-1-2, requires insurance carriers to use its insured’s attorney as its own attorney for its medical payments lien when an insured files a personal injury lawsuit.
Buried in one of the Ohio Revised Code sections dealing with what is commonly referred to as “collateral benefits” is a bar to subrogation claims against political subdivisions. To recover damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by an act or omission in connection with a...
Because contribution is an excellent way for an insurer to recoup some of the damages that it pays on a particular loss, consideration should be given to separate policies that an insured or other entity may maintain on the same risk, property and/or interest, so that contribution may be pursued...