Is Georgia Game for Growing Bad Faith Liability?
By: Jessica Samford As discussed in my last blog on bad faith, seeking bifurcation can be a proactive means to distinguish the issue of coverage from the issue of bad faith and appropriately manage the all too often unwieldy discovery process before it’s too late. A recent case in Georgia is an interesting illustration of…
Economic Resolution of Cases Through An Expedited Jury Trial
By: Melina Shahbazian It is no secret that litigation is time consuming and extremely expensive. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances of the case, the lengthy costly litigation process is the only choice. Other times, particularly with lesser value cases, the parties have the option of conducting expedited jury trials in civil cases. California’s expedited jury…
Multi-Million Dollar Jury Award Reduced Because Man Died While Having Sex with Multiple Partners
By: Scott Rees
A cardiologist was found liable for failing to warn his patient to avoid strenuous physical activity. Shortly thereafter, the decedent engaged in strenuous activity — a “threesome.” The patient died in the act. The jury awarded the decedent’s family $5 million. However, the jury decided that the decedent was 40 percent responsible for his own death by