Wells Fargo Fake Account Lawsuits Move Forward, But What Does That Mean for Victims?

The past year has been a rough one for San Francisco-based Wells Fargo. The bank has gone from being the largest bank in America to number three in a matter of months, and hard times are not letting up. New scandals continue to shake loose from the bank’s branches, and now a court ruling may [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Consumer Safety|Comments Off on Wells Fargo Fake Account Lawsuits Move Forward, But What Does That Mean for Victims?

PG&E RECLOSERS, FALLEN TREES, AND THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

David Baker reported in the November 2, 2017 edition of the SF Chronicle that PG&E reclosers, which are designed to restart themselves if power goes off by shooting pulses of electricity through lines that tripped off, may have contacted branches or brush starting the widespread fires. According to Sen Jerry Hill (San Mateo) whose committee [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on PG&E RECLOSERS, FALLEN TREES, AND THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

Why Are New iPhone 8’s Bursting at the Seams?

The iPhone 8 has finally been released! Is it everything you hoped for? If not, the iPhone X arrives on November 3rd. These two phones represent the best that technology has to offer at the moment, however, the latest and greatest may not always be the safest. Reports are surfacing about the new iPhone, and [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Product Liability|Comments Off on Why Are New iPhone 8’s Bursting at the Seams?

PG&E: Inverse Condemnation and the Wind

Map from SF Chronicle detailing Fire Shortly after the Wine Country Fires raged across the Napa and Sonoma Counties, destroying life and property in the Atlas Peak Fire, Tubbs Fire, Nuns Fire and Patrick Fire, PG&E spokesman threw out the claim that winds were “hurricane strength winds in excess of 75mph in some [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on PG&E: Inverse Condemnation and the Wind

Looking for a Cause of the Deadly Wine Country Fires

PG&E President Geisha Williams has carefully staked out PG&E’s position that while no one knows the cause of the Wine Country Fires, extreme winds are a likely cause. Wind alone should not start a fire.  Even with extreme winds, PG&E has to be aware that winds can be extreme and knock down trees, knock trees [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on Looking for a Cause of the Deadly Wine Country Fires

Wine Country Fires Destroy Homes, Families, and Dreams

As the fires spread all over Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, uncertainty and anxiety followed by horror or elation gripped many. As the fires spread many fled for their lives. Parents grabbed children, jumped into vehicles, and outraced flames to safety. Others were less fortunate and never made it out of their homes. Many were evacuated [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wine Country Fires Destroy Homes, Families, and Dreams

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