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[Study] The Most Dangerous Places for Cyclists in Silicon Valley

Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable users of our nation’s roads. When they are struck by motor vehicles, riders often suffer devastating, catastrophic injuries. Because of this reality, more and more communities and local governments are putting a higher emphasis on improving roadways to make them safer for non-motorists, including bicyclists. In Silicon Valley, efforts…

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Walkup Firm’s Michael A. Kelly and Wildfire Litigation Team Secure $117 Million Settlement Against PG&E Executives for State’s Worst Wildfires

A multi-firm litigation team, including Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger shareholder Michael A. Kelly reached a $117 million settlement agreement with utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in connection with the 2017 North Bay fires and the 2018 Camp fire. Daily Journal recently profiled the significant result, finalized in San Francisco County Superior Court…

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Lawdragon Recently Profiled Shareholders for their Work Educating Law Students and Bar Members

The American justice system remains the global “gold standard,” which is why three partners at the Walkup Firm are legal leaders in the effort to teach trial skills worldwide. Lawdragon recently profiled shareholders Rich Schoenberger, Mike Kelly, and Doris Cheng for their work educating law students and bar members about effectively representing clients in jury…

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Walkup Woman Featured In Super Lawyers 2022

The Walkup Women include a past-President of the San Francisco Bar Association and San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA and faculty members at the UC Berkeley School of Law, USF School of Law, Stanford Law School, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and Trial School. These lawyers prosecute product liability, trucking, auto, medical malpractice, catastrophic…

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Exactech Issues Recall on Knee Replacement Implants

In February 2022, medical device manufacturer, Exactech®, issued a recall for its knee replacement implants. The recall followed  high-rates of wear and complications due to suspected improper packaging. In its recall notice Exactech®, said that the recalled knee implants were packaged in “out-of-specification” vacuum bags. The result was the possibility of excessive oxidation of the…

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What Benefits Am I Entitled to If My Spouse Was Killed In a Trucking Accident?

Under California law truckers and trucking companies owe financial compensation to the legal heirs of relatives killed because of truck driver or trucking company negligence or carelessness. California law specifies who may bring a claim for monetary recovery when a parent, spouse, child or sibling is killed. Wrongful death lawsuits are hard-fought, complex, vigorously defended,…

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Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are the ones most immediately responsible for the safe operation of their vehicles on the roadways of California. Drivers must abide by all company, industry, and state and federal laws and regulations in order to remain safe on the highways. When drivers fail to comply with the legal duty of care, their negligence…

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