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Mike Bryant

3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

This past week St. John’s Abbey released a list adding 3  Monks accused of sexually abusing minors. Father Augustine Strub Father Hugo John “Augustine” Strub, OSB was born on March 7, 1921, Father Strub entered the monastic community of St. John’s professing […]

Mike Bryant

17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

News Release:  17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers   St. John’s Abbey settles 17 more sex abuse cases, 3 never before disclosed names added to its list of abusers Newly identified abusers, […]

T. Thomas Metier

How is the Impartiality of an Appraiser Determined in a Controversy Over Covered Losses?

While Owners offered objective factors that could demonstrate a lack of impartiality, it pointed to no action, decision, or analytical choice made by Haber in rendering her appraisal report that showed a subjective lack of impartiality.

T. Thomas Metier

Does a Dog Owner Owe a Duty of Care to a Child Who Became Frightened and Ran Into the Street Resulting in Injury?

The district court ultimately granted Trujillo’s motion to dismiss on N.M.’s negligence claim.

T. Thomas Metier

What Damages Are Necessary to Show Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in an Insurance Case?

The Court of Appeals found that the Blakelys did not bring forth evidence to support their claim, and affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to USAA.

Thomas Greer

Another Legionnaires Outbreak Near Graceland

The Shelby County Health Department announced today that guest who visited The Guest House at Graceland from May 15 to 26, 2017 may have been exposed to bacteria called Legionella, which can lead to Legionnaires Disease.  The bacteria is ingested  […]

Mike Bryant

Startling Look at Cost of Child Abuse

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Protection(CDC)  study, The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States and Implications for Prevention, was both interesting and frightening.  The CDC states that … the total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just […]

T. Thomas Metier

CO Supreme Court Reviews 6 Year Statute of Repose Re: Third Party Claims in Construction Defect Claims

Third party claims are timely, irrespective of either the statute of limitations or the statute of repose, as long as the claims are brought during the litigation or within 90 days of a judgment or settlement.

Mike Bryant

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline for Crosier Survivors

Survivors of sexual abuse have until  Sept 28th, 2017  to seek justice against their attackers. That is just a little over four months away.  The Window that has been limited due to bankruptcy by the diocese is part of a federal […]

Danny Feldman

YOU ARE RIDING YOUR BIKE AND CHASED/INJURED BY A DOG – WHAT TO DO?

First, a little bit of background – Alabama common law, as was the law in most states, allowed a dog “one bite” before the dog owner could be held civilly liable for the dog’s actions.  In other words, civil liability […]