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Dennis Stout is a native Californian with significant ties to the Inland Empire, where he continues to reside. A graduate of Upland High School, the University of California, Riverside (B.S. Economics), and the University of La Verne (J.D.), Mr. Stout has practiced law continuously since 1979. He has been married to his wife, Alicia (R.N., C.E.N., M.I.C.N.) since that same year, and they have three adult children, all of whom live in Southern California. View Attorney Dennis Stout's Attorney Bio Here.

Employees Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Dennis Stout |

Although for most of us, it will be some time in the future before we can receive the Covid-19 vaccination, we must ask ourselves if we must be vaccinated to keep our jobs? Historically, vaccinations have been required at work places, schools and daycare centers for other medical conditions/issues. What about now? On December… Read More »

MICRA ON 2022 BALLOT

By Dennis Stout |

In 1975, then Governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). MICRA placed a limit of $250,000.00 on non-economic damages, so called “pain and suffering” damages in actions filed for medical negligence. Since 1975 there have been multiple attempts to modify the law, to increase the potential damages for… Read More »

CAN I GET EMERGENCY ROOM CARE AND TREATMENT?

By Dennis Stout |

In many instances, an injured person’s first contact with the medical aspect of a personal injury or medical malpractice case is through the emergency room at a local private or public hospital.  Whether the patient presents with or without insurance, with or without identification, or with or without funds to pay for medical services,… Read More »

DISCOVERABILITY OF WITNESS STATEMENTS

By Dennis Stout |

Witness interviews are an important part of the investigation by attorneys or their staff in the evaluation and presentation of evidence.  Generally, witness statements will be protected from disclosure to the adverse party if the material discovered reveals an attorney’s impression, conclusions, opinions, or legal research.  Code of Civil Procedure §2018.030 sets forth the… Read More »

What Do You Do if You Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?

By Dennis Stout |

Tripping and falling on an uneven sidewalk may not sound like a big deal, but it can cause very serious, or even deadly, injury. If you were walking and you fell on a defective sidewalk, you may be able to pursue legal action and get compensation for your claim.  Here’s what to do. Get… Read More »

Corona Virus and the Mediation Process

By Dennis Stout |

The Corona virus pandemic has caused significant delays in judicial proceedings, especially trials in pending cases. The lack of trials as an ultimate resolution to a case has led to increased opportunity for mediation/settlement procedures; however, the process of remote or on-line mediation/settlement conferences is still evolving. One of the primary concerns in remote… Read More »

California Bicycle Lane Laws

By Dennis Stout |

The California Vehicle Code generally provides that bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. If the bicyclist is traveling at the speed of traffic, then they may ride anywhere. However, California Vehicle Code §21208 states that if the bicycle is traveling slower than the flow of traffic, the designated… Read More »

Common Premises Liability Accidents That Happen Outside of Stores

By Dennis Stout |

You were recently going to a store when you slipped and fell right outside of it. Now you’re dealing with an injury and you don’t know how you’re going to pay for treatment. You also aren’t sure if you have any legal recourse. If you had slipped inside the store, you know you could… Read More »

Homeowner Control over Tenant Marijuana Growing Operation

By Dennis Stout |

A recent case touched upon an interesting question: Will Homeowners insurance apply if your tenant’s grow operation ends up burning the place down?  It should be noted that the ruling is very specific to the facts of the case and should not be interpreted as a blanket ruling or finding as to this question…. Read More »

DENIAL OF INSURANCE COVERAGE AFTER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

By Dennis Stout |

You have complied with the financial responsibility laws of the State of California by purchasing automobile insurance in case of an accident. You then become involved in an accident, submit your claim to your insurance carrier, only to be told that they are now denying coverage to you for the motor vehicle accident. How… Read More »

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