T. Thomas Metier

Does the Writing on the Back of the Lift Ticket REALLY Waive Liability?

If you plan to go to Vail and enjoy some skiing—you had better read the waivers you are signing. In Brigance v. Vail Summit Resorts, Inc., (Civil Action No. 15-cv-1394-WJM-NYW.) United States District Court D., Colorado, January 13, 2017, the […]

T. Thomas Metier

Fire Your Attorney for Cause, Hire a New One and Win the Case. Who Gets Paid?

The district court determined Mintz was not entitled to fees because Mintz had been discharged for cause, and under the express language of the agreement between Mintz and the plaintiff, Martinez, Mintz had therefore forfeited any fee.

Ryan R. Bradley

You Are Not Fine: Premises Liability in Illinois

Fight the Urge to just say, “I’m Fine,” after a fall (unless you know it’s true)

T. Thomas Metier

Does a Municipal Ordinance Override the Common Law in a Premises Liability Case?

Emma Andrade, Plaintiff-Appellant vs. Margaret Johnson, Defendant-Appellee, Court of Appeals No. 15CA1664, Court of Appeals of Colorado, Division V. (Oct. 6, 2016) is a district court case in Colorado Springs for damages she suffered when Andrade slipped and fell on […]

Thomas Greer

Shooting at Billy Hardwick’s Raises Legal and Safety Questions

Several news outlets in Memphis reported that a shooting took place at Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes at White Station and Quince on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, about 11:30 p.m.  According to reports, as many as four people were injured during […]

Mike Bryant

More Ice Means More “Slip and Falls” in Minnesota

There was a interesting story in Minnesota Tribune  this week about an increase in slip and fall  visits to the ER.  These are always tough cases to deal with: – The Minnesota courts have been hostile to these claims. Thiese past […]

Mark Bello

Ghost Ship Tragedy Raises Questions Over How To Make Artist Housing Affordable And Safe

The first pair of wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California during a dance party on December 2. Officials say 36 people died in the blaze. According to […]

Mike Bryant

Book Review: Betrayal of Faith

This book written by fellow Legal Examiner member Mark Bello ,  is a  compelling and interesting look at what happens in child sexual abuse  cases.  It is fictional, but captures what happens in real life cases.  He writes about and […]

Mark Bello

The Oakland Warehouse Fire Will Certainly Lead to Numerous Criminal and Civil Lawsuits, But Will Justice Be Served?

At least 36 people died in the Oakland fire on December 2 that consumed a warehouse where 40 – 50 people were attending a late night dance party on the second floor. Some of the bodies were so badly charred […]

Mike Bryant

Know Law for Shovling

When you are clearing sidewalks and drive ways, the snow can’t be placed on the road. The Minnesota Department of Transportation sent out a press release pointing out that private homeowners and commercial snow removal operators are prevented from depositing […]