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Trooper’s testimony incorrectly admitted in car crash case (access required)

Where a police officer’s testimony amounted to his subjective interpretation of what plaintiff told him while he was investigating an accident, in which defendant rear-ended plaintiff’s car, the trial court should have excluded the testimony. Trouble ahead Grimsley, the plaintiff, ...

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Sports arena waited too long to notify insurer of accident (access required)

Where an indoor sports arena waited 18 months before notifying its insurer about an accident on its premises, and the insurer experienced difficulty in investigating the accident, including interviewing witnesses, it had no duty to defend or indemnify the facility. ...

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Claims arising from trash fire go forward (access required)

Where plaintiff firefighters claim they were injured while responding to a trash fire at defendant’s facility, the fireman’s rule does not bar their negligence and gross negligence claims. The court overrules defendant’s demurrers. Firefighters’ rule “The fireman’s rule limits liability ...

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