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April 20, 2017

Neiman MarcusKirtland & Packard LLP has obtained an important appellate decision for consumers purchasing clothing at factory outlet stores.  On April 18, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing the California District Court’s order dismissing plaintiff Linda Rubenstein’s claims against Neiman Marcus for violation of several of California’s consumer protection statutes.  In her complaint against Neiman Marcus filed in the District Court, Ms. Rubenstein had alleged that Neiman...

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April 19, 2017

Have you been injured by a distracted driver in California? Call Kirtland & Packard at 310-536-1000 for a free case evaluation at our El Segundo or San Francisco office to learn how we can helpApril is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a perfect opportunity for you to commit to safe driving behaviors. Distracted driving plays at least some role in a majority of all car accidents and is solely responsible...

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April 14, 2017

Hyundai and Kia have announced a recall of 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, Canada, and South Korea due to engine stalling issues that can increase risks for an auto accident. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, debris left in the engine of these vehicles during the manufacturing process can obstruct the flow of oil into the rod bearings. As a consequence, the local temperature can rise enough to break the bearings down, causing engine knocking that gets worse with speed. Uncorrected, this issue can cause the...

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April 07, 2017

In 2015, the FDA issued a national safety communication linking heater-cooler devices used in open-heart surgery to at least a dozen nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients. In 2016, another safety communication was issued – this one linking the Sorin Stockert 3T heater-cooler system directly to NTM infections.

A faulty design with the Stockert heater-...

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April 03, 2017

In this short video, Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Heather Baker Dobbs discusses who can file a wrongful death claim.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, please contact Kirtland & Packard online or by calling our 855-711-4933 for a free consultation at our El Segundo or San Francisco office. We serve Los...

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March 29, 2017

Drowsy driving accidents in El Segundo CADrowsiness, while it may seem harmless generally, is actually quite hazardous when you're behind the wheel. It is difficult for authorities to know exactly how many motor vehicle accidents are caused by drowsy driving because it isn't always reported as the cause. A driver or responding police officer may have no way of knowing that drowsiness delayed the driver's ability to brake in time to avoid a collision...

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March 22, 2017

A lifecare plan is a vital report in many personal injury cases. Using the expertise and judgment of medical professionals, we will determine your future needs and expenses based on the injury you suffered.

For a free case evaluation in El Segundo, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP, at 855-711-4933. We are proud to fight on behalf of accident victims from across the state.

March 13, 2017

False advertising claim losses in CaliforniaIf you think there's any chance you have a false advertising claim, we encourage you to contact our experienced lawyers. To someone who is not familiar with the nuances of these claims, it can be just about impossible to know whether the advertiser is accountable for false or misleading claims, or if the ad is safely hyperbolic or exaggerative.

Was the advertisement merely pushing the...

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March 02, 2017

Abilify impulse control cases in Los AngelesGambling, uncontrollable shopping, hyper-sexuality and overeating are just a few of the potentially harmful, compulsive behaviors that have been linked to the drug Abilify (aripiprazole). People who have experienced impulse control problems when taking the drug describe urges that feel impossible to control.

It may go without saying that these compulsive behaviors have...

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February 27, 2017

California auto defect claimsWhen auto defects result in a series of accidents and injuries, it makes big news. There are also smaller-scale situations in which one or two crashes are caused by a defect, but you may not see them in the news. If you believe your accident falls into either of these scenarios, the experienced attorneys at Kirtland & Packard can determine if you have a defective vehicle claim.

A defect in virtually any...

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