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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.

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 »

Sport Liability from Coronavirus

By Dennis Stout |

by Dennis R. Stout The Coronavirus has had a tremendous impact on society in general and the sports community in particular. As we begin to re-open sporting venues, whether it be golf courses, parks, beaches or gymnasium/fitness facilities, we must remain cautious and concerned about the transmission of this deadly disease, to the participants… Read More »

CALIFORNIA IMMUNITIES

By Dennis Stout |

In California, state government entities/and employees are not immune from personal injury or other tort liability unless expressly provided for by statute. Generally, the immunities are contained in the California Tort Claims Act, however, others are distributed throughout various California Codes.  There is no liability for an entity or employee in the absence of… Read More »

TRAIL IMMUNITY

By Dennis Stout |

California Gov. Code §831.4, the “trail immunity” statute, provides that a public entity is not liable for an injury caused by a condition of the following: “(a)      Any unpaved road which provides access to fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, riding. . . water sports, recreational or scenic areas. . .” or “(b)      Any trail used… Read More »

Distracted Driving Auto Accidents in California

By Dennis Stout |

Distracted driving is a growing problem. All across the U.S., there are thousands of distracted driving incidents taking place each year; and distracted drivers unfortunately cause thousands of deaths and injuries. There are a growing number of distractions someone could be focused on while driving, making the roads that much more dangerous for pedestrians,… Read More »

Celebrity Tour Bus Accidents

By Dennis Stout |

For many of those who visit the City of Los Angeles and its surroundings, visiting popular celebrity destinations, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Homes of the Stars, and other famous spots is a must. A great way to visit as many of these places as possible is to take a bus tour…. Read More »

Lead Poisoning Among Children in California

By Dennis Stout |

Recover Financial Compensation After Your Child Has Contracted Lead Poisoning An exposure to deteriorated lead-based paint and lead poisoning has caused illnesses to thousands of children throughout the nation. Under the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, California has recognized that lead exposure causes the most significant environmental health concerns among children in the state…. Read More »

MICRA LIMITS RISING?

By Dennis Stout |

A ballot measure was recently proposed to seek changes in the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (known as “MICRA,”)  which presently caps non-economic medical negligence damages to the sum of $250,000.00.  FIPA, the Fairness for Injured Patients’ Act, is proposed for the 2020 ballot.  It would immediately raise the MICRA limitation cap, to approximately… Read More »

UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

The State of California requires that all drivers carry minimal automobile liability insurance with bodily injury limits of $15,000.00 per person, $30,000.00 per event, and $5,000.00 in property damage.  The intent behind the California requirement for these minimal liability insurance limits is to protect other drivers/victims from your negligence in the operation of a… Read More »

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