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SHOULD A BUSINESS OWNER ANTICIPATE CRIMINAL CONDUCT OF OTHERS?

By Dennis Stout |

Generally speaking, the owner of a business in the State of California that is open to the public must use reasonable care to protect its guests and patrons from another person’s harmful conduct on its property if the owner can reasonably anticipate such conduct. First of all, it should be noted that a business… Read More »

Rideshare Accidents: What You Need to Know

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Uber and Lyft are more popular than ever, and more people are opting to support local drivers rather than big name taxi companies. While this is certainly great for small businesses and individual drivers, it does increase the risk of liability for these companies, as well as for individuals. Unfortunately, though ridesharing services may… Read More »

How are Pedestrian Accidents Settled?

By Richard Irwin |

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the victim is not likely to walk away without a few cuts, bruises, and serious injuries. Vehicles are much larger, and much heavier than the human body, so any sort of impact, no matter how slight, may result in serious and long-term injuries or death. The… Read More »

Big Rig Driver Charged With Manslaughter and Gross Negligence After Causing “Deadliest Crash in California in Decades”

By Richard Irwin |

Last October, a tour bus load of people was heading home to Los Angeles on Route 10 after spending a night at the casino located near the Salton Sea, southeast of San Diego. Most passengers, tired from a night of gambling, had fallen asleep. However, they were rudely awakened shortly before dawn to screams… Read More »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

Everywhere you read, there are new and ongoing claims of sexual harassment throughout the United States. Sexual harassment in the State of California is defined in Civil Code, Section 51.9, providing the various elements to assert and prove a cause of action for sexual harassment.  California Civil Code §51.9 states as follows: “(a)     … Read More »

Former Playboy Model Dies from Chiropractic Treatment

By Richard Irwin |

Many people turn to chiropractic treatment as an alternative healthcare means. While chiropractic treatment certainly can help with neck and back pain, some evidence suggests that over manipulation can actually cause more harm than good. Such was the case with “Charlotte”, a mother and former Playboy model, who died after receiving “routine chiropractic care.”… Read More »

Anatomy of a Car Accident Lawsuit Infographic

By James Heiting |

If you or a family member were seriously injured in a car accident, this infographic will help educate you as to the process of filing an injury lawsuit and the stages of a motor vehicle collision. Scroll down to view and download. You are welcome to use this infographic with a link back to… Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Settle Your Medical Malpractice Claim Before You Call a Lawyer

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

I’ve written numerous times about how the medical malpractice laws in California are greatly stacked against plaintiffs – short statute of limitations, $250,000 general damages cap, and cases such as Flores v. Presbyterian Hospital where a defective hospital bed was found to be “medical malpractice” and governed by MICRA’s exceedingly pro-doctor provisions and Cuevas… Read More »

Clinton Loses Lawsuit by Default

By Sara Morgan |

Hillary Clinton is alleged to be in default in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a family member of one of the individuals killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack. The suit was filed by Charles Woods and Patricia Smith, the latter being the mother of Sean Smith (who was killed when the U.S. embassy… Read More »

Comedian Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart after Car Accident

By Sara Morgan |

The popular comedian and actor, Tracy Morgan, best known for his starring role in NBC’s “30Rock” decided to sue the Wal-Mart driver involved in the car accident that badly injured him and others this year. The allegations of Mr. Morgan’s injury include a head-on collision with a Wal-Mart company semi-truck that crossed the median… Read More »

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