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Running at Large

Many may believe that when a horse, cow, or the like are found running at large on a public road and cause an accident, that the owner is strictly liable. That is not true. The injured party still must prove the owner or “keeper” of the animal was negligent.  In other words, the owner or… Read More »

Keis George Hires New Attorney

Keis George LLP is proud to announce that Nadia N. Ardner has joined the firm to support our growing portfolio of subrogation and insurance defense cases. Ardner brings a wealth of professional readiness to the firm, having spent the last five years as a judicial extern in federal court, a research assistant to a professor,… Read More »

Statutes That May Make or Break Your Product Liability Claim

Product liability laws provide claimants with an avenue of recovery for injuries caused by a defective product. In general, there are two important statutes that an injured party must consider when determining if it may bring a product liability action: (i) the statute of limitations; and (ii) the statute of repose. In Ohio, the statute… Read More »

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

More and more, we are seeing property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product. We are trying to work with our clients to bundle these cases to increase the settlement value and decrease your operational costs associated with individually managing each claim. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls It… Read More »

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 »