Skip to main content
John Winston Phillips

John Phillips’s Legal Guides

8 total

  • How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    Being involved involved in a car accident is always a traumatic experience. Assuming that you have decided to retain private legal counsel, you will be tasked with the challenge of finding a personal injury attorney who is honest, diligent, experienced, and capable of delivering ...

    Read more 

  • DePuy Litigation Fund: New Developments in DePuy Hip Recall

    In August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced a recall of its ASR XL acetabular hip replacement, which reportedly fails at a rate three to four times higher than comparable prosthetic devices. Now, Johnson Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, has announced thatit plans to se...

    Read more 

  • Topomax Product Recall and Litigation

    The FDA recentlyreleased a new warningregarding the health hazards of Topomax, a drug that physicians commonly prescribe to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy. According to recent studies, use of Topomax by pregnant women increases the risk that their child will develop a clef...

    Read more 

  • New Developments in DePuy Hip Litigation

    The president of DePuy Orthopaedics, David Floyd, has announced that he plans to resign following the massive recall of his companys ASR XL acetabular hip implant. A spokeswoman from Johnson Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, told news outlets that Floyd is resigning to purs...

    Read more 

  • Comparative and Contributory Negligence

    Following a car accident, people are typically anxious to know whether insurance companies will hold them at-fault for the damages. A proper understanding of comparative and contributory negligence is helpful to answering this question. Negligence, in general, is any conduct that...

    Read more 

  • Determining Fault in Your Car Accident

    Insurance companies must determine who was at fault in a car accident before they offer compensation for any losses that the parties have incurred. The most common basis for determining fault is whether a driver operated his or her vehicle in a negligent manner. Ultimately, negli...

    Read more 

  • Recent Changes to the 'Make-Whole' Rule

    The Make-Whole Rule prohibits insurance companies from demanding reimbursement for money paid to an insured until the insured has been 'made whole' for the entirety of his or her loss. For example, if an insurance company has paid an insured $2,000 under the terms of his or her p...

    Read more 

  • Bad Faith Insurance and ERISA: An Overview of Available Damages

    In California, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the people who they insure. This duty is often referred to as the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and it automatically exists by operation of law in every insurance contract. As a gen...

    Read more