Another Graco Child Seat Recall

On May 24, 2017,  Graco Children's Products Inc. issued yet another child seat recall. Previously, Graco  issued recalls due to defects in the child restrain systems as reported in this blog. Today’s recall goes to the heart of safety issues surrounding child seats.  The restraints failed, because of their of the adequacy of the child [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Another Graco Child Seat Recall

Thomas Brandi and Jason Friedman Nominated for Trial Lawyers of the Year

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association have announced the four cases and their lawyers who are nominated for the SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year. Noteworthy trial verdicts are submitted to the organizations’ Board of Directors, who reduce the list to four finalists.  Included in the list are Thomas Brandi and Jason Friedman of The [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Firm News|Comments Off on Thomas Brandi and Jason Friedman Nominated for Trial Lawyers of the Year

Oakland Fire Raises Serious Questions as to Cause

In 1997, a fire that started as a result of faulty wiring on the first floor of a two-story apartment in San Francisco’s Hunter Point claimed the lives of four young children ages 8 months, 3 years, 4 years, 6 years, and their grandmother.  The fire department originally thought the fire was the result of [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Catastrophic Accidents, San Francisco Housing Fire|Comments Off on Oakland Fire Raises Serious Questions as to Cause

Saying Goodbye to a Special Colleague

Since 1992 when we formed The Brandi Law Firm, our practice has concentrated on helping people who are the victims of defective products, unsafe drugs, negligence, and corporate wrongdoing.  In those years, we have had an opportunity to represent numerous people in California and throughout the United States.  One of the things we do for [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Firm News|Comments Off on Saying Goodbye to a Special Colleague

Thomas J. Brandi Named to California State Bar’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Thomas Brandi is the 2016 inductee into the State Bar of California’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.  Since the mid-1990s, the Litigation section of the State Bar has inducted one or more attorneys who have excelled as trial lawyers and whose careers exemplify the highest of values and professional attainment. Past recipients include Justice Clinton [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Firm News|Comments Off on Thomas J. Brandi Named to California State Bar’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

California Rejects Jury Consideration of Immigration Status in Personal Injury Suits

On August 17, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 2159, ensuring equal treatment of injured Californians regardless of immigration status when they seek damages in Court.  This bill prohibits consideration of an injured person’s immigration status in personal injury and wrongful death suits.  This bill will become law on January 1, 2017. Currently, juries consider immigration [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|General Interest|Comments Off on California Rejects Jury Consideration of Immigration Status in Personal Injury Suits

Pinnacle Trial Update

After a forty-two day trial, on March 17, 2016, jurors in the first Pinnacle case rendered $142 million in actual damages and $360 million in punitive damages totaling $502 million dollars for a group of Plaintiffs consisting of Margaret Aoki, Jay Christopher, Donald Greer, Richard Klusmann, and Robert Peterson.  All of the Plaintiffs had Pinnacle [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Pinnacle Trial Update

Caltrans to Stop Installing Trinity Guardrail ET-Plus End Protection

Previously, we have written about the history of the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail and its checkered past.  The design history of this product reflects changes being made for financial gain to the manufacturer without disclosing them, according to the evidence resulting in a verdict in favor of a whistleblower in Marshall, Texas. The Trinity ET-Plus is [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Dangerous Road Condition, Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Caltrans to Stop Installing Trinity Guardrail ET-Plus End Protection

Absence of Guardrail Costs Jenner, California the Lives of Two Special Children

Caltrans knows cars will go off the road.  Caltrans knows it is more likely that cars will go off the road on curves than on straightaways.  Caltrans knows that cars go off the road for many different reasons, mechanical defects, driver illness, animals or objects in the road causing a vehicle to  swerve, substance on [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Dangerous Road Condition|Comments Off on Absence of Guardrail Costs Jenner, California the Lives of Two Special Children

Is there a Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Recently, there has been increasing medical evidence that suggests that women should not use talcum powder as an intimate hygiene substance because of its links to ovarian cancer. As early as 1971, scientists suggested that there may be a connection with using talcum powder as a hygienic cleanser.  Researchers believed that talc particles could enter [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Talcum Powder, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is there a Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?