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Subrogating Property Losses and Coinsured Status

Subrogating property losses, within the context of the landlord and tenant relationship, can add layers of complexity outside of the general issues that come with all property claims, such as cause and origin of the loss and actual damages incurred. Before expending costs and time, one issue worth analysis is figuring out exactly who can… Read More »

Product Recalls and Defects

Property adjusters are familiar with losses caused by defective products. While some product defects may be a unique or isolated matter, we are seeing more cases of residential and commercial property damage as a direct result of a defective product. Distinguishing a solid file for recovery can be complicated. When a defective product causes a… Read More »

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 »

When Can a Parent or Guardian Be Liable for the Actions of Their Children

Liability for the actions of minors can always be 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. Regarding auto accidents, Ohio Revised Code 4507.07 imputes… Read More »

Exceptions to the Economic Loss Doctrine

The Economic Loss Doctrine can be a roadblock to subrogation. Exploration of exceptions to the doctrine can provide subrogation professionals with tools to navigate their way to recovery. An economic loss refers to a financial loss and damages suffered by a person or entity, which arise from a defect in the qualitative nature of the… Read More »

Navigating the Moorman Doctrine

The Illinois Economic Loss Doctrine can be a roadblock to recovery. However, before you close your file, take a closer look, armed with exceptions that may help you navigate your way to the other side. The Illinois Economic Loss Doctrine sets out to bar recovery in tort for purely contractual losses or frustrated economic expectations… Read More »

Introduction to the Act of God Defense

Perhaps no legal cause of action is more frequently applied or universal than one sounding in negligence. We bring it when another driver damages our vehicles, when our buildings are damaged from faulty construction, and when a medical procedure leaves a patient worse off than before. While some negligence actions may be held to a… Read More »

Ohio’s Right of Contribution From a Joint Tortfeasor

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 2307.25(A), if one or more persons are jointly and severally liable in tort for the same injury or loss to person or property or for the same wrongful death, there may be a right of contribution (even if a judgment has not been recovered against all of them). As… Read More »

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

If you are a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. While some product defects may be a unique and isolated matter, we are seeing more cases of property damage as a direct result of a defective product. This is why it is so important we bring recent Consumer Product Safety… Read More »

What is Bailment

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. The bailee must intend to and physically possess the property. Generally, the bailee is not entitled to the use of the property while in its possession. Bailment… Read More »