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Month: October 2014

Piercing the Veil of Graves Amendment Protection

The Case: Stratton v. Wallace, No. 11-CV-74-A HKS, 2014 WL 3809479 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2014) Brief Facts: Julie Stratton was traveling in western New York when she struck a deer, disabling her vehicle. As Stratton waited in her car for help to arrive, a tractor-trailer...

Be Careful What You Plead For

The Case: Preferred Contrs. Ins. Co. Risk Retention Group, L.L.C. v. Finnels, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 17512 (5th Cir. Tex. Sept. 10, 2014) Brief Facts: Calvin Finnels was a truck driver who worked as an independent contractor for Gulf Coast. Mr. Finnels helped deliver a...