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PG&E’s Continued Efforts to Skirt Maintenance For the 2017 Wine Country Wildfires

As PG&E's legal woes continue, PG&E has increasingly attempted to devise more and more outlandish ways to skirt full financial responsibility for its actions and inactions. Estimates suggest that it may be liable for nearly $10 billion of damages stemming from lost lives, injuries, lost property, businesses, fines, and more as a result of the [...]

By | 2018-02-15T13:12:32+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Massage Envy and Sexual Abuse Allegations

Recent investigations of Massage Envy, the multi-billion dollar massage franchisor with locations throughout the country, suggest that the scope of the massage parlor sexual abuse allegations against the company and their franchises extends far beyond what was originally believed. As of early 2018, at least 180 claims against the company have been filed, with doubtlessly [...]

By | 2018-02-15T08:44:56+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Massage Parlor Abuse|

Ghost Ship Fire – 2016 Oakland Warehouse Fire

In December, 2016, a deadly fire broke out at an artist collective and event space known as the Ghost Ship in Oakland, California, during an electronic music concert attended by at least 50 people. Before the night was over, 36 people had died, making the Ghost Ship fire the deadliest fire ever in the city [...]

By | 2018-02-15T08:51:18+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized, Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Misconduct and Sexual Abuse at Massage Parlors

Over the past several years, there has been an alarming spike in the number of allegations of misconduct and sexual abuse at massage parlors throughout the country, including, specifically, against Massage Envy Franchising LLC, a massage parlor and spa chain with franchises in California. Misconduct and abuse at massage parlors can take many forms, such [...]

By | 2018-02-01T12:28:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Massage Parlor Abuse|

A Perfect Firestorm – PG&E’s Saga of Negligence and the 2017 California Wildfires

2017 saw some of the deadliest fires in the history of California, and of the entire United States. As more and more facts have come to the surface, mounting evidence suggests that PG&E, the major California power and gas supplier, is to blame for most, if not all, of these deadly fires. Injured homeowners and [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:32:07+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Class Action Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Stemming from Fires

The fires that have raged throughout northern California have not only caused direct injury to those in the paths of the fires, but, if PG&E, the utility company that many now allege is to blame for the fires, is found to have caused or led to the cause of the fires, such events could threaten [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:37:59+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Tubbs and Atlas fires in Napa and Sonoma

Victims of the Tubbs and Atlas fires in Napa and Sonoma counties have been devastated by the scope of destruction of the fires. These fires now rank among the deadliest and largest in the history of California. Those impacted from the fires, ranging from bystanders, visitors, homeowners, businesses, families, and friends of individuals injured or [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:39:15+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Class Action Lawsuits Against PG&E

With hundreds, and, potentially, thousands of people directly impacted by the fires across Sonoma, Napa, and surrounding counties in northern California, some injured plaintiffs are turning to class action lawsuits against the entity that they believe may have caused these fires: PG&E, the utility company responsible for power and gas service in most of northern [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:40:38+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Dangerous Waterproofing Spray Products

For decades, companies have been manufacturing, distributing and selling durable waterproofing spray products, which promise to safely and effectively re-seal water-resistant clothing, footwear, other apparel, and shower/bathtub grout. These low-cost spray products look as innocuous like a can of spray paint and often contain labels touting their “earth-friendly” ingredients. But what these companies have known [...]

By | 2017-11-07T20:55:59+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Product Defects|

Massage Parlor Abuse

Misconduct and Sexual Abuse at Massage Parlors Over the past several years, there has been an alarming spike in the number of allegations of misconduct and sexual abuse at massage parlors throughout the country, including, specifically, against Massage Envy Franchising LLC, a massage parlor and spa chain with franchises in California. Misconduct and abuse at [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:46:45+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Massage Parlor Abuse|