Practice Area
Products Liability
Washington Commercial Lines – Year in Review
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard partners Kyle Riley and Gordon Klug discuss significant cases of the past year in Washington, with a focus on commercial lines claims management. Why Watch This Webinar? This webinar is designed for claims professionals and provides a basic…
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Friday April 2, 2021 By: Kyle Riley
Oregon Case Update: Oregon Supreme Court Determines that the Noneconomic Damages Cap Does Not Apply in Any Case Involving Workers’ Compensation
Legal Alert
Oregon Case Update: Oregon Supreme Court Determines that the Noneconomic Damages Cap Does Not Apply in Any Case Involving Workers’ Compensation From the Desk of Ryan McLellan: Oregon’s $500,000 noneconomic damages cap purports to limit the amount of noneconomic damages…
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Thursday April 25, 2019 By: Ryan McLellan
Washington Case Law Update: Washington Court Of Appeals Reminds Insurers That Ambiguous Insurance Provisions Must Be Resolved In Favor Of the Insured
Legal Alert
Washington Case Law Update: Washington Court Of Appeals Reminds Insurers That Ambiguous Insurance Provisions Must Be Resolved In Favor Of the Insured From the desk of Jeff Eberhard: In Washington, insurance companies denying coverage are consistently challenged over ambiguous provisions in…
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Thursday January 31, 2019 By: Kyle Riley
Washington Case Law Update: Washington Supreme Court Adopts the “Apparent Manufacturer” Doctrine in Product Liability Actions Arising Before 1981
Legal Alert
Washington Case Law Update: Washington Supreme Court Adopts the “Apparent Manufacturer” Doctrine in Product Liability Actions Arising Before 1981 From the desk of Tom McCurdy: Washington law permits injured plaintiffs to bring product liability actions against product manufacturers when they…
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Thursday December 20, 2018 By: Thomas McCurdy
Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Supreme Court Limits the Applicability of Oregon’s Statute of Repose in Product Liability Actions
Legal Alert
Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Supreme Court Limits the Applicability of Oregon’s Statute of Repose in Product Liability Actions From the Desk of Smith Freed Eberhard: Oregon limits the timeframe for initiating a product liability civil action for personal injury…
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Thursday December 13, 2018 By: Ryan McLellan
2018 – Year In Review – Commercial Lines in Oregon
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard Partner Bill Taaffe discusses major cases of the past year in Oregon. In this one hour presentation, Bill focuses on the following cases: (OR) Case affecting the discoverability of physician-patient communications.(OR) Cases enforcing the complicity doctrine in…
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Thursday November 8, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Washington Case Law Update: Manufacturer Has Duty to Warn If Product Required Use of Hazardous Component
Legal Alert
Washington Case Law Update: Manufacturer Has Duty to Warn If Product Required Use of Hazardous Component From the desk of Kyle Riley: Generally, a manufacturer does not have a duty to warn of risks posed by a product that the…
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Thursday April 13, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Washington Case Law Update: Manufacturers of Medical Supplies Must Warn Purchasers of Potential Risks
Legal Alert
Manufacturers of Medical Supplies Must Warn Purchasers of Potential Risks From the desk of Kyle Riley: Washington’s products liability act requires manufacturers to warn consumers about the risks of their products. But when the manufacturer of a medical device has…
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Thursday March 23, 2017 By: Kyle Riley
Oregon Case Law Update: High-Low Settlement Agreements Do Not Necessarily Resolve Dispute
Legal Alert
  Oregon Case Law Update: High-Low Settlement Agreements Do Not Necessarily Resolve Dispute From the desk of Jeff Eberhard: A high-low settlement agreement is a settlement in which the settling defendant agrees to pay a minimum amount and the plaintiff…
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Tuesday August 2, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Discovery in the Information Age – Using Technology and Data to More Effectively Defend and Settle Your Claims
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard Partner Bill Taaffe demonstrates how you can use technology and data to more effectively defend and settle your claims. Bill discusses: How to leverage social media to uncover and undermine claimsWhy email is a double-edged swordThe truth…
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Thursday July 21, 2016 By: William Taaffe
Oregon Case Law Update: Products Liability: When Can a Manufacturer be Liable for Another Manufacturer’s Parts?
Legal Alert
  Oregon Case Law Update: Products Liability: When Can a Manufacturer be Liable for Another Manufacturer’s Parts? From the Desk of Jeff Eberhard: In this products liability case, the court was tasked with determining whether a manufacturer’s pumps were in…
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Wednesday July 13, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Oregon Case Update: Federal Court Upholds Low Bar Regarding Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Legal Alert
From the desk of Jeff Eberhard: Establishing a cause and effect relationship for a medical diagnosis can be extremely difficult, many times resulting in the use of expert testimony that fails to identify the sole cause of a medical condition.…
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Wednesday May 7, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
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