Jury Finds Cos. Don’t Owe Boy In $23M Farm Pesticide Suit

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT)

A California jury on Wednesday sided with three companies in a toxic tort trial, rejecting a mother’s claims for $23 million in damages due to her son’s alleged in utero exposure to chemicals when she worked on a berry farm, a defendant’s law firm said.

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If I Knew Then – Robert Tyson

Crains San Diego – July 13, 2017

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Robert Tyson – Founding Partner, Tyson & Mendes

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How To Humanize A Corporate Defendant

Daily Journal – June 22, 2017

Remember when TV personality and sportscaster Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million after suing two hotel management companies when one of their guests filmed and posted a nude video of her online? Had the defense personalized the corporate defendants at trial, perhaps the jury would not have found them liable for $26 million each for failing to protect Ms. Andrews’ privacy and safety.
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Business and the Beach: #inmyMM with Lawyer Cayce Greiner

Each week, we take a look into the fascinating lives (and closets) of our favorite customers. Here, San Diego-based lawyer Cayce Greiner talks us through her average day, which might start with a morning dip in the Pacific, followed by a client presentation five states away, or an occasional jaunt to the California Supreme Court.

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Crash Victim’s Suit May Cut Insurance Payment

Six years ago, a meat truck driving down an Encinitas road made an illegal U-turn and slammed into a car driven by Rebecca Howell, a former professional surfer and ex-teacher.

The fallout from that crash left Howell with numerous injuries — and also led to a lawsuit that became one of the most closely watched cases among insurance companies and plaintiffs lawyers in years.

At stake in the litigation: Can an accident victim recover the full amount of medical costs that a hospital billed or only the smaller amount that the victim’s insurance carrier actually paid to the hospital to satisfy the bill?

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