Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). It reports notable case outcomes nationwide in “Verdicts and Settlements”. Id. at 8-17.
Trial for November, 2015, marquees 2 substantial California motor vehicle accident settlements. In “Unsafe Lane Change,” a motorcyclist recovered $3,270,000.00 from the offending rental car driver, comprised by $250,000.00 from the primary liability policy, $3,000,000.00 from the umbrella policy, and $20,000.00 from an employer’s policy; while in “Failure to Yield”, a vehicle collision victim who incurred $460,00.00 in medical expenses recovered $1,750,000.00 against the offending motorist. Id. at 8.
Trial’s November 2015 issue focuses on “PRODUCT LIABILITY”. It features 4 articles on that topic: “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: DRUGMAKERS, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, AND PREEMPTION,” id. at 24-26; “SMALLER PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES ON A BUDGET,” id. at 28-34; “ATTACKING AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES EARLY & OFTEN,” id. at 36-40; and “THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND FOOD SAFETY”. Id. at 42-45.
Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ/ATLA for almost 30 years. His litigation practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious personal injuries.