California Supreme Court’s choice will increase costs to consumers

July 18, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Yesterday the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review in Collins v. Navistar, Inc.  The case started after a delinquent teenager hurled rocks off of an overpass at traffic below on an interstate highway.  One 2.5 pound rock broke through a truck’s windshield, hitting the driver in the head, causing him to crash, ultimately ...


An assault on justice : blaming deep pockets for third-party crimes

June 13, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Who do you blame when a 2.5-pound chunk of cement hurled at freeway traffic by a delinquent teenager slams through a vehicle’s window and kills the driver? The criminal who is throwing rocks, of course. But attorneys blamed those with the deepest pockets: the government (for owning the overpass from which the rock was thrown) … ...