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$17 Million Nationwide Class Action Settlement with PHH and Realogy Approved

August 28, 2018 – A California federal judge granted final approval to a $17 million settlement in a nationwide class action lawsuit filed by consumers, represented by Daniel Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. and Evan Borges of Greenberg Gross LLP, against PHH Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“PHH”), and Realogy Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries…

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Hometown America – Orchard Mobile Home Community

Mark Robinson, Jr. of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Hometown America and the Orchard Mobile Home Community in Santa Rosa on behalf of residents who lost their homes within the community during the wildfires which occurred in Santa Clara County on October 8, 2017. For over seven months, Defendants have failed to communicate…

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Ford Pinto’s Real Legacy: Suffering and Death

This month, fans of the infamous Ford Pinto will gather to celebrate the car’s 45th anniversary at an annual event called the Pinto Stampede in Carlisle, PA. It’s a time for enthusiasts to share stories and bond over their love for Ford’s budget-friendly subcompact. The Pinto, like all American cars, has a special place in…

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Mass Torts -CAFA

Briggs v. Merck Sharp & Dohme (United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, August 6, 2015)  — F.3d —-, 2015 WL 4645605 Five groups of plaintiffs filed personal injury and wrongful death actions in California state court, asserting various tort claims against manufacturers and a distributor of diabetes drugs. Each of the five cases has…

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Respondeat Superior – Sexual Assault

Z.V. v. County of Riverside (Fourth District, June 17, 2015) 238 Cal.App.4th 889, 189 Cal.Rptr.3d 570, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 7831, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 8237 A 15-year-old who was sexually assaulted by a county social worker while in foster care brought an action against the worker and the County of Riverside. The plaintiff…

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Products Liability — Adjacent Products

Sherman v. Hennessy Industries, Inc. (Second District, June 18, 2015, as Modified on Denial of Rehearing July 8, 2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1133, 188 Cal.Rptr.3d 769, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 6450, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6888 The husband and children of a woman who died from mesothelioma allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos dust her…

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Forum Non Conveniens — Nominal Defendents

David v. Medtronic, Inc. (Second District, Filed June 12, 2015, as Modified June 26, 2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 734, 188 Cal.Rptr.3d 103, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 6087, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6483 Thirty-seven plaintiffs filed a products liability action against the manufacturers and sellers of an FDA-approved implanted medical device which utilized a genetically engineered…

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Liability Releases — Gross Negligence

Jiminez v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. (Third District, June 9, 2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 546, 188 Cal.Rptr.3d 228, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 5893, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6334 A woman filed suit against a fitness center after sustaining a severe head injury when she fell rearward from a moving treadmill and struck her head…

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Ostensible Agency – Medical Services

Whitlow v. Rideout Memorial Hospital, (Third District, June 9, 2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 631, 188 Cal. Rptr.3d 246, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 5902, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6373. The children of a woman who died from a massive brain hemorrhage two days after being treated for a headache at a hospital emergency room, filed an…

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