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Overview of Product Liability Cases

By Sara Morgan |

Product liability cases work a bit differently than normal personal injury claims in that the plaintiff (injured party) does not have only one option to prove negligence; but, he or she may show that the product harmed him or her in some way and that the product was, in fact, defective. Bearing that in… Read More »

Can You be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Employees in California are entitled to compensation if they are injured on the job, and more importantly, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, however, there are several employers out there who take workers’ compensation claims personally and who may attempt to fire an injured worker… 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 »

ADVANCES IN LONG-TERM PAIN THERAPY

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate truth that many people injured at work or through no fault of their own do not always experience a full recovery from their injuries.  Instead, despite the best medical efforts, they are left to piece their life back together while undergoing long-term pain management treatment, usually consisting of pain medications. … Read More »

Why Slip and Fall Cases are Difficult to Win

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

When you hear about premises liability lawsuits, slip, trip, and fall cases may be the first type that come to mind. However, despite their prevalence, and despite the fact that slips and falls generally result in serious injuries, slip and fall cases are difficult to win. When these types of accidents occur, it is… Read More »

Premises Liability and Foreseeable Harm

By Richard Irwin |

Property owners who open their property to others – either to enter to conduct business (like a retail establishment) or for personal friendships (like a home) – owe their guests certain legal duties. These duties may require property owners to make reasonable inspections of their property at regular and reasonable intervals (just before a… Read More »

Swimming Pool-Related Lawsuits

By Richard Irwin |

When Californians do not have quick and easy access to the beach, the next best way to cool off on a hot summer’s day is to take a plunge in your own pool or the pool of a neighbor or friend. For many, great summer memories are created around the pool; for a few,… 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 »

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENTS IN SERIOUS INJURY CASES HITTING HIGH MARKS

By Sara Morgan |

With each passing year it seems as if, despite the constraints of the California Workers’ Compensation system, we are able to settle many cases in the high six-figure, and at times, seven-figure range. This is in large part due to the nature of the injuries sustained by the injured worker (which are often considered… Read More »

Court Finds Strongly in City’s Favor in San Diego Slip & Fall Case

By Sara Morgan |

We’ve walked by them hundreds of times, maybe even noticed them before – the bases of street signs. Usually they consist of a larger piece of pipe embedded into the sidewalk into which the signpost slides. (See photo) Take a look the next time you see a sign. For Mr. Heskel, he’ll probably be… Read More »

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