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?

Brandi Lawyers Recognized by Peers with Awards and Accolades

Over the past several years, The Brandi Law Firm and its attorneys have been recognized as one of the top Plaintiffs’ firms in California and throughout the U.S.  Below are just some of the accolades are attorney have received: THOMAS J. BRANDI Best Lawyers since 1995 for Mass Tort Ligation and Personal Injury Litigation Best [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Recent Successes|Comments Off on Brandi Lawyers Recognized by Peers with Awards and Accolades

San Mateo Jury Finds State of California Liable Despite No Prior Accidents on Roadway

The Brandi Law Firm recently obtained a verdict in San Mateo County on behalf of a young woman who was injured when the car she was traveling in was struck by a crossover vehicle.  That crossover vehicle had been stopped and waiting for a break in traffic to turn left when it was struck from [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Successes|Comments Off on San Mateo Jury Finds State of California Liable Despite No Prior Accidents on Roadway

VW Class Action Moves Closer to Resolution

On July 26, 2016, United States District Court Judge Charles Breyer issued a Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement.  The Court found “the Settlement is sufficiently fair, adequate, and reasonable to the 2.0 liter diesel vehicle consumers to move forward with class notice.” The history of this litigation is well chronicled in many sources, with [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Automobile Defects, VW Class Action|Comments Off on VW Class Action Moves Closer to Resolution