Articles by Inna Kraner, J.D.

Space heater fire kills 2 children

This case involves a woman who had two children and who lived in a two-story home. The woman purchased an electric oil-filled space heater for the children’s room in her home. One night while the woman and the children were…

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Recording Contract Gives Singer Royalty Rights for Synchronization

This case involves a singer who had many hit songs during the 1960’s. The singer was married to the producer of many of her hit songs. When the singer and producer met before they got married, the singer signed a…

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Teenager paralyzed after anti-lock braking system fails

This auto service case involves a man who bought a 1986 sports car for his sixteen-year-old son. The car had an anti-lock braking system. The teenager had read about the anti-lock braking system and believed that the system would not “lock…

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Child suffers eye injury in department store

This case involves a nine-year-old girl who was shopping with her two younger sisters and her parents in a department store. The children’s section of the store had a slatted wall with 10-inch hooks protruding from the wall where merchandise…

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Girl’s foot severed after getting caught in escalator

This case involves an eleven-year-old girl who was riding an elevator while shopping with her family. The girl was shopping for back-to-school merchandise in a large department store with her family. The girl was wearing laced-up high-top sneakers at the…

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Construction company involved in bid rigging arrangement

This case involves a company that was a wholly owned subsidiary of a transportation construction, chemical, and petroleum company headquartered in the South. The company submitted a $7.1 million bid for a state highway design and construction project. The company…

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Company retaliates against worker for making complaints about supervisor

This case involves a man who worked for a parcel delivery company since 1985. The man started out as a driver for the company and later received several promotions. He eventually became a division manager. The man’s supervisor was very…

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Police Car Crashes Into Motorist During Chase

This case involves a man who was going home one night after leaving his job as a truck mechanic. The man entered the expressway and headed west in the rightmost of four westbound lanes. The man later heard sirens and…

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Coffee Company Sued Over “Tip-Sharing” Policy

This case involves employees of a major coffee chain. The company employed four types of workers at its coffee stores: baristas, shift supervisors, assistant store managers, and store managers. Each coffee store had a plexiglass box at the counter where…

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Education Expert Witnesses Testify in Landmark Case Concerning Teacher Employment

Co-authored with Katelyn Crawford In Vergara v. California, a landmark case concerning teacher employment, plaintiffs argue that California’s tenure, dismissal, and layoff system violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause by systematically discriminating against low-income children. The plaintiffs are nine California…

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