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Sacramento County Settles For $27 Million, Highlighting Need For California Personal Injury Attorney

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

Sacramento County has chosen to settle the biggest civil lawsuit since its inception with a payout of over $25 million. The settlement relates to the 2017 accident involving a patrol SUV of the sheriff that resulted in permanent brain injury for a 10-year old Julian Awad. The girl’s family will receive about $27 million… Read More »

Why You Need to Hire a California Dog Bite Attorney Following Any Dog Bite

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

The dog bite law in California states that a dog owner will be liable for damages if the victim’s injuries were caused by the dog’s bite and the victim was present in a public place or was legitimately present in a private place at the time of the injury.  Dog owners may make use… Read More »

Five Important Facts About California Personal Injury Law

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

California personal injury law provides the legal framework related to civil liability of the at-fault party that causes injuries to another person due to their reckless, careless, or intentional acts.  If you or someone you love has suffered personal injuries due to another’s fault, you must understand your rights. Get in touch with an… Read More »

Exploring Recent Changes to California Employment Law

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

With effect from January 1, 2020, California has passed a new law AB5, which redefines how an employer may determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.  This new California employment law has far-reaching impact because by classifying workers as independent contractors, an employer can avoid paying most of the benefits… Read More »

Quid Pro Quo vs Hostile Working Environment: What’s the Difference?

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

Workers in California should be aware of the protections that federal and state laws provide to them against all types of sexual discrimination at work, including sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognizes two categories of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Today, we will examine each of these… Read More »

Understanding California Sexual Harassment Laws

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

Sexual harassment laws in California are among the most essential and active parts of the state’s employment discrimination jurisprudence. In 2015, one in five complaints received by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in California involved sexual harassment. This article will discuss sexual harassment in California law, describe each type of sexual… Read More »

Getting Compensation for Earthquake Damage: How It Works

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

Earthquakes have the potential to cause unimaginable damage to buildings and property. If you live in California, it is crucial to make proper preparations for this natural calamity. You need to know how to file an earthquake damage claim and what are the insurance laws in California related to earthquakes. Your first step is… Read More »

Avoiding Bad Faith Insurance Providers

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

California has some of the most robust pro-consumer insurance laws in the United States to protect the interests of policyholders. These laws ensure that in a case of bad faith insurance, you can sue the insurance provider to obtain full compensation. Let’s explore the legal concept of insurance bad faith to determine how to… Read More »

Why Slip-and-Fall Cases in California Are Unique

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

A slip-and-fall accident can result in serious injuries. If your slip-and-fall injury occurred due to the negligence of a property owner, you might be able to pursue a claim for compensation under premises liability law. Let’s examine the process surrounding slip-and-fall claims to gain a better understanding of the requirements and steps to take… Read More »

I’m a Victim of a House Fire: What’s Next?

By Jeffrey Fleitman |

House fires can be devastating, and the victims may find it hard to maintain composure and think logically in the aftermath. However, it is vital to know what steps to take after the incident and have some understanding of the fire insurance laws in California. This preparation will give you a better grasp on… Read More »

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