Is PG&E Responsible for the Camp Fire Wildfire?

The images are heartbreaking. However, for the survivors of the Camp Fire wildfire, the reality is far more devastating and tragic. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the wildfires in Butte County. Even though the fires are still raging, the work to determine how the fires started and who is liable for the [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:54:18-07:00November 27th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

How to File a Homeowners Insurance Fire Claim

A homeowners insurance policy covers damage from fires—like those in southern and northern California. And like those wildfires in California that raged throughout Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte, Tulare and Solano, it’s important for everyone to know how to file a homeowners insurance fire claim after disaster occurs. Types of Insurance Coverage The Basic Form insures your property against a basic [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:01:47-07:00November 18th, 2018|Insurance Bad Faith, Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Public Policy Favors Civil Litigation

In many areas of our lives, including entertainment, literature, and news reports, lawsuits have been cast in a dark light. America is known as the most litigious country in the world for a good reason. Americans are beginning to take notice. A Wall Street Journal article reported that 87 percent of voters polled agreed that [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:54:35-07:00October 16th, 2018|Attorney Q&A|

Filing Claims for Child Abuse in School — Has A Teacher Sexually Abused Your Child?

Child sexual abuse cases involving teachers are being reported across the country. In a recent California case, the Redlands Unified School District settled lawsuits involving three teachers who were accused of molesting eight students. The lawsuits alleged that school officials failed to report the incidents of sexual child abuse in school of students by school [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:12:46-07:00October 16th, 2018|Sexual Assault|

Are Your Children Safe with a Sitter You Hire Online?

In a June 2018 article by the Bay City News, the public learned of the arrest of a former high school teacher by Walnut Creek police officers on charges related to acts while he was working as a babysitter. According to the news article, Brandon Genest who was 27 years old at that time was [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:20:59-07:00October 16th, 2018|Sexual Assault|

What Do I Need to Know About California Law in Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The hardship and loss suffered by victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families can be overwhelming. The financial, emotional, physical, and mental damages can have long-term consequences that alter the lives of TBI injury victims and their families. Some victims suffer debilitating communication and cognitive problems that severely interfere with their ability to [...]

By |2019-02-14T15:43:10-07:00September 28th, 2018|Brain Injuries|

Massage Envy Defending Numerous Claims of Massage Envy Assault

Massage Envy, the country’s biggest massage chain, is facing multiple lawsuits from its customers who claim they were sexually assaulted during sessions. In one recently filed action, Massage Envy Sexual Assault Claims from six California women suing Massage Envy for allegedly protecting its massage therapists who are accused of sexually assaulting customers. Jane Doe #1” [...]

By |2018-12-02T14:06:20-07:00September 28th, 2018|Massage Parlor Abuse|

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in California

According to a recent article in The Washington Post, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the developed world. The second leading cause of death for those ages 15 to 24 is suicide. Now research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association proposes that [...]

By |2018-12-12T19:35:04-07:00September 27th, 2018|Brain Injuries|

Car Accidents Involving Lyft & Uber Drivers

Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, have become increasingly popular throughout the United States. In many areas, rideshare services are becoming more popular than other forms of public transportation. However, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services are different from conventional forms of public transportation. Federal and state government agencies heavily regulate buses, trains, and [...]

By |2018-12-13T15:34:40-07:00September 27th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Rideshare Accidents|

Who is Responsible for the Massage Envy Complaints of Sexual Assault?

In states across the country, women are coming forward with Massage Envy complaints to report being sexually assaulted by massage therapists employed by Massage Envy franchises. According to reports, the nationwide chain of massage spas has received more than 180 reports of sexual assault committed by therapists during appointments. BuzzFeed News investigated reports of sexual [...]

By |2018-12-02T13:59:06-07:00September 27th, 2018|Massage Parlor Abuse|