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Mr. Serrano has been admitted to practice before California State and Federal Courts. He was named to the Super Lawyers’ 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars List, an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California each year. View Attorney Jean-Simon Serrano's Attorney Bio Here.

Father Responsible for Overdose Death of Son’s Girlfriend?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

The Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently took on a novel issue in a wrongful death case.  The question posed on appeal was whether a father who provides financial support for his adult son may be held liable for the death of his son’s girlfriend by overdose on methamphetamine allegedly purchased or… Read More »

Mesothelioma

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

by Dennis Stout For those of you who are uncertain about this disease or condition, Mesothelioma is a form of cancer. It affects the membrane (tissue or lining) protecting organs, including lungs, abdomen and heart. As of this time, the only known cause of Mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Construction industry(s), manufacturing and military have… Read More »

Is a Fence a “Permanent” or “Continuing” Encroachment?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Whether a boundary fence is a “permanent” or “continuing” encroachment is the subject of a recent Court of Appeal Ruling.  (See Madani v. Rabinowitz, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 149) Ali Madani sued his next-door neighbor, Michael Rabinowitz.  Madani brought trespass and nuisance claims, seeking to remove a portion of Rabinowitz’s fence, which encroached on… Read More »

Factors When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

You were recently injured in an accident, and you want to ensure that you get fair compensation for what happened. Perhaps you were involved in an automobile crash or slipped and fell on a wet floor while shopping. Maybe you got hurt at work or a doctor performed an unnecessary test, and now you’re… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk – Sports Participants and Stadium Owners

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A new opinion has been published in the ever-expanding case law surrounding primary assumption of the risk.  For a primer on the topic, please read my previous blog articles: Primary Assumption of the Risk in “Sports” Cases Primary Assumption of the Risk Strikes… Again! When Standing Next to a Horse Becomes “Horseback Riding.” Assumption… Read More »

The “going and coming” rule and the “work-spawned risk” exception

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

On February 24, 2015, Kim Rushton struck and killed Ralph Bingener, a pedestrian, while Rushton was driving to work.  Rushton worked for the city in a laboratory for a water treatment plant. Bingener’s family sued Rushton and also added the City of LA as a defendant, arguing that they were liable as Rushton was… Read More »

Defective Airbags and the Dangers They Pose to Children

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Airbags are designed to save the lives of vehicle passengers in the event of a collision, and they have been significantly successful in doing so since their invention and adoption. Regrettably, airbags can also injure or even kill a person when they are defective or deployed under inappropriate circumstances. According to the National Highway… Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather fight — Was the Public Defrauded?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

May 2, 2015, the fight many boxing fans had been clamoring for took place.  Dubbed the “fight of the century” between world-champion boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the fight ultimately turned out to be rather boring and prompted a class action.  Here’s why: April 15, 2015, Pacquaio tears his rotator cuff in… Read More »

Types of Construction Site Accidents & Related Compensation

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you are a construction worker or work in the field, you likely are already aware that your place of work is not always a safe one and can be very dangerous. According to recent reports published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 20 percent of work-related casualties occur in the… Read More »

Investigations Conclude: California Hospitals Make Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Mistakes

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

According to NBC News, state records indicate that California hospitals account for an astonishing amount of medical mistakes, or as labeled adverse mistakes. According to the findings, these adverse mistakes are the leading cause of fatality in the nation after cancer and heart attacks. A study published by the Journal for Patient Safety found… Read More »

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