Litigation Defenders is a blog designed to keep readers up to date on new, significant court cases, legislation and regulatory changes impacting commercial property owners, retailers, restaurants and their insurance providers. This blog is intended to share best practices for mitigating commercial risk, to examine related trends in the law and to review new and proposed legislation and to explore various other areas of interest to readers.
In addition, the blogs contributors focus on specific liability issues involving liquor sales; alleged slip, trip and falls related to premises conditions, security guard activities; falling merchandise; consumer protection act disputes, product liability, food and beverage service liability, as well as the tender of defense and indemnity claims.
Please note that this blog is not intended to provide legal advice, and the discussions contained herein should not be applied to any fact-specific situation. Always consult an attorney directly to address any specific legal questions or needs you may have.
Meet the Editor
Litigation Defenders is published by Plunkett Cooney’s Tort & Litigation Practice Group under the direction of partner Brian T. McGorisk.
Brian T. McGorisk – Brian’s busy litigation practice includes a host of practice areas, ranging from financial services liability to premises liability to various aspects of transportation law. A partner in the firm’s Flint, Michigan office, he works closely with his client to keep them informed about the ever changing legal landscape, and he has the distinction of having successfully resolved countless complex and multi-million dollar cases in state and federal court.
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- Premises Liability
- Retail Liability
- Litigation Discovery
- General Liability
- Residential Liability
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate
- Open & Obvious Doctrine
- Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
- Snow & Ice Claims
- Contractor Liability
- Property Liability
- Motor Vehicle Liability
- Liquor Liability
- Open & Obvious
- Risk Management
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Commercial Liability
- Business Risk Management
- Auto Liability
- Judicial Estoppel
- No Fault Liability
- Trucking Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Real Estate
- FDA Regulations
- Food Law
- Foodservice & Hospitality
- Regulatory Law
- Constructive Notice
- Governmental Immunity
- Indiana Supreme Court Rules Store Managers Cannot be Held Negligent for Accidents in Which They Played no Part
- Open and Obvious Doctrine Remains Alive, but for How Long?
- Court Ruling Bans Cameras, Allows Observers for Independent Medical Exams
- Appellate Court ‘Loans’ Temporary Possessory Rights to Contractor, Allowing it to Assert Premises Liability Defenses
- Appellate Court Holds Sporting Event Rules Violations Not Necessarily Reckless Misconduct
- Warehouse Clubs Should Consider Arbitration for Member Disputes
- Truck Driver’s Bodily Injury Claim Barred by his Bankruptcy Case
- Intoxication Bars College Student’s Estate from Wrongful Death Action
- New Supreme Court Discovery Rule Places Emphasis on Proportionality Over Relevance
- Court Reinforces Principle That Landowners Generally Have no Duty to Prevent Criminal Acts