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Self-Driving Cars

California Welcomes Self-Driving Cars, But Not Self-Driving Car Crashes

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

As part of an omnibus insurance bill, the California legislature recently passed a law regulating what it calls “autonomous vehicles” but that are also variously called self-driving cars or robo-cars by the general public. Although the technology is here today, any self-driving cars so far on the road have been strictly used for testing… Read More »

California Aviation Accidents

Over a Dozen Aviation Accidents Riddled California in August

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

August aviation accidents in California covered the length and breadth of the state, from Winterhaven on the Arizona border about ten minutes from Mexico to Tulelake on the Oregon border, and from Long Beach, Oceanside and other points on the Pacific coast to Tahoma on Lake Tahoe. Of the 13 reported accidents, three involved… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline Settlement

California Receives Lion’s Share in National Settlement with Drug Maker GlaxoSmithKline

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Earlier this month, GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims that it illegally promoted off-label uses of the antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin and the asthma drug Advair. California will receive over $7 million in the case, which is the largest share of the 44-state settlement…. Read More »

California Bike Accidents

New Law Aims to Reduce Bicycle Accidents in California

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

On September 23, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 1371 into law, enacting the Three Feet for Safety Act. The new law, set to take effect on September 16, 2014, aims to reduce bicycle accidents in California by requiring motor vehicles to keep a safe distance when passing bicycles on the highway and providing for… Read More »

Transvaginal Mesh

Jury awards $2 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Earlier this month, the jury reached a verdict in the first of four bellwether cases of the more than 20,000 lawsuits consolidated in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia regarding the safety of transvaginal mesh implants. Following a two-week trial and 12 hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict… Read More »

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