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Trucking
Legal Alert
From the desk of Thomas McCurdy: Generally, if a driver loses consciousness and causes an auto accident, they are not held liable. The driver can be held liable, however, if they were aware that there was a possibility they could suddenly lose consciousness. This case addresses the question, does a driver’s prior knowledge of their multiple health conditions make them…
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Tuesday December 1, 2020 By: Thomas McCurdy
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 liquor liability lawsuits. (OR) Case limiting the scope of Oregon’s elder abuse statute as it pertains to insurance companies.…
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Thursday November 8, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert
Washington Case Law Update: Policy Limit Settlement Exposes Insurer to Bad Faith Claim From the desk of Ashley Nagrodski:  Insurance policies are commonly structured to limit the insurer’s duty to defend up to the point when policy limits are exhausted.  But when there are multiple claimants and the insurer settles the largest claim for policy limits, can the insurer be…
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Thursday September 6, 2018 By: Firm Authorship
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 claims Why email is a double-edged sword The truth about cell phone data and what types of data are practical and available for use How electronic discovery…
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Thursday July 21, 2016 By: William Taaffe
Webinar
With thousands of commercial trucks on the road each day delivering millions of pounds of goods across the country, accidents are bound to happen. It's how trucking companies and insurance carriers deal with them in the aftermath that makes the difference. In this presentation Partner, Cliff Wilson will cover the steps to follow when a serious accident occurs and how…
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Wednesday August 12, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
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