Month: May 2016

Matthew Sharp consulted for Bloomberg BNA Article

Published on May 31, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

News, Product Liability

Will a Fourth State Reject Product Maker-Friendly Test? By Martina Barash May 25—Three states supreme courts recently declined to throw out a plaintiff friendly test for determining defects in product liability cases, and the framework for strict liability claims that often goes with it. Will a rollover widow’s case in Nevada add a fourth? In the case, plaintiff Theresa Garcia Trejo was awarded $4.5 million after a jury was instructed to use an ordinary consumer’s reasonable expectations to determine whether the roof design of an older Ford sport [...]
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Bad Faith: When The Insurance Company Denies or Delays Your Claim [infographic]

Published on May 4, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes

Some insurance companies will deny or delay legitimate claims to avoid paying for them. When an insurance company doesn’t live up to their responsibilities, that is considered bad faith. Nevada has laws and regulations as to how an insurance company should treat its customers, and the insured party can get punitive damages if an insurance company in Nevada acts in bad faith. (Article continues below Infographic) What Constitutes Insurance Bad Faith An insurance company refusing to pay a legitimate claim is one example of them acting in bad faith. [...]
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