Recent Blog Posts
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 »
Ohio Revised Code 2307.73(B) provides that a claimant may present circumstantial evidence to establish that a manufacturer’s product was defective if the product was destroyed. When it comes to product liability claims against a manufacturer, one thing that can be detrimental to a claim is when the product is so badly damaged after a fire… Read More »
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 »
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.
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 »
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, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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.