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District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide | Legal Newsline

District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide | Legal Newsline | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Federal district courts are divided on whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction is applicable to class actions.
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Near Drowning at Newport Coast Marriott Pool Prompts Lawsuit

Near Drowning at Newport Coast Marriott Pool Prompts Lawsuit | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
A Utah family's vacation at Newport Beach’s popular, upscale Marriott Coast Villas Resort has resulted in a pending legal confrontation inside Orange County’s Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse.

Minutes before lunchtime on a sunny, warm Nov. 19, 2016, the Johnsons enjoyed the Pacific Ocean-view res
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Drains in hotel pools and spas can entrap people and this has been a known safety issue for years.  This family's tragic incident where their daughter's hair got sucked into the drain and she was trapped under water for several minutes is but one example. Filing of civil claims like this one serve to both compensate the victim and to, hopefully, be an impetus for replacing these dangerous drains so that future similar incidents are prevented.

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CA Appeals Court Ruling on Sexual Assault Personal Injury Claim — California Accident Attorneys Blog — May 30, 2018

CA Appeals Court Ruling on Sexual Assault Personal Injury Claim — California Accident Attorneys Blog — May 30, 2018 | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
When lawsuits are filed by plaintiffs against hospitals in California, the hospitals may file motions for summary judgment if there are no triable material issues of fact. In order to prevail on a motion for summary judgment, a hospital may call an expert witness to opine that the hospital met the reasonable standard — May 30, 2018
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Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith Sues U.S.A. Swimming, Claiming It Ignored Sex Abuse - The New York Times

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith Sues U.S.A. Swimming, Claiming It Ignored Sex Abuse - The New York Times | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
The swimmer said in February that her former coach, Sean Hutchison, began grooming her at age 13 and abusing her at 16. He has denied the allegations.
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Emergency room medical billing after a personal injury — California Accident Attorneys Blog — April 4, 2018

Emergency room medical billing after a personal injury — California Accident Attorneys Blog — April 4, 2018 | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
When people in California have health insurance through health management organizations, they normally will go to their in-network providers for care. However, when people are injured in accidents and are forced to seek care in emergency departments, the hospitals may not have pre-negotiated contracts with the HMOs. — April 4, 2018
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California Universities Have A Duty To Protect Students From Violence — California Accident Attorneys Blog — March 30, 2018

California Universities Have A Duty To Protect Students From Violence — California Accident Attorneys Blog — March 30, 2018 | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
The California Supreme Court recently ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County that universities in the state have a duty to protect their students from violent acts that are foreseeable. The case involved a lawsuit that was filed by a student at UCLA who was stabbed by — March 30, 2018
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Experts: Alameda County jury's $17M compensatory damages verdict in talc case may skew future awards

Experts: Alameda County jury's $17M compensatory damages verdict in talc case may skew future awards | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Although it's not the largest award in a talc lawsuit, experts say the recent award of more than $22 million from a California jury to the family of a deceased paint-maker threatens to skew awards for future talc-asbestos lawsuits.
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Lawsuit accuses doctor of bias in denying injury claim

Lawsuit accuses doctor of bias in denying injury claim | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Insurance company used opinion to stop paying medical bills
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This lawsuit shows the problem when doctors hired by insurance companies have the power to deny injury claims to benefit their "employer" (the insurance carrier).  It is a widespread problem across the U.S.

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Lawsuit: Money offered to workers at Santa Rosa care home in exchange for silence

Lawsuit: Money offered to workers at Santa Rosa care home in exchange for silence | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
The allegation is contained in an updated suit involving Villa Capri, a Santa Rosa memory care facility operated by Oakmont Senior Living.
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Can I get fired for filing a workers compensation case in California?

Can I get fired for filing a workers compensation case in California? | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Can I get fired for filing a workers compensation case in California? The answer is no. Los Angeles work injury lawyer explains your legal rights to file a work comp claim and be free from retaliation or discrimination including being terminated from your job. | Steven M. Sweat, APC 866-252-0735
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California Today: A Rail Evangelist Defends the Safety of Trains

California Today: A Rail Evangelist Defends the Safety of Trains | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Wednesday: Railway safety, two dissenting Republican congressmen, the Thomas fire grows, Uber flips some real estate, and, finally, light bulbs.
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School district says it’s not to blame for boy’s death but pays $475,000 settlement

School district says it’s not to blame for boy’s death but pays $475,000 settlement | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Parlier Unified in California will pay $475,000 in the death of a 9-year-old student and enact a new policy for students headed to school on foggy days.
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Incidents like this are truly tragic.  By filing a lawsuit for wrongful death in this case, the family achieved two things: 1. Obtaining compensation for the loss of their child and 2. serving as a catalyst for improving public safety.

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GM settles California ignition recall case for $13.9 million

GM settles California ignition recall case for $13.9 million | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
General Motors Co agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California after prosecutors accused the Detroit automaker of intentionally concealing serious safety defects including those involving faulty ignition switches tied to nearly 400 deaths and injuries, the company said on Sunday.
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Slain Boy's Mother Sues L.A. County Over Child's Death

Slain Boy's Mother Sues L.A. County Over Child's Death | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Share this article:The mother of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy who was killed by his father is suing Los Angeles County, alleging the Department of Children and Family Services is partly to blame for her child’s death. Ana Estevez’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Monday, comes nearly a year after she publicly criticized the …
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CA Supreme Court Rules Insurance Company Must Pay Negligent Hiring Supervision Claim — Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Blog — June 5, 2018

CA Supreme Court Rules Insurance Company Must Pay Negligent Hiring Supervision Claim — Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Blog — June 5, 2018 | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
In California, many liability insurance policies contain exclusions for injuries that result from intentional acts. This means that it can be difficult for injured victims to recover compensation when they are injured by the intentional actions of insured parties. In Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. v. Ledesma & — June 5, 2018
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Lawsuit Claims LA Dispatchers Botched 911 Calls, Leading To Death Of 11-Year-Old Girl « CBS Los Angeles

Lawsuit Claims LA Dispatchers Botched 911 Calls, Leading To Death Of 11-Year-Old Girl « CBS Los Angeles | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Several of the 911 calls were forwarded to a nearby fire station, which was empty.
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California Appellate Court Rules on Forcing Personal Injury Plaintiffs to Treat Through Health Insurance — California Accident Attorneys Blog — May 15, 2018

California Appellate Court Rules on Forcing Personal Injury Plaintiffs to Treat Through Health Insurance — California Accident Attorneys Blog — May 15, 2018 | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
When people in California are injured in accidents because of the negligence or recklessness of other drivers, they may face devastating injuries that require complex treatment. People who file lawsuits in California to recover damages may recover their past and future medical expenses. If they are insured, their — May 15, 2018
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California Attorney General Sues Hospital System Over Alleged Inflated Costs 

California Attorney General Sues Hospital System Over Alleged Inflated Costs  | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
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Google ‘bro culture’ led to violence, sexual harassment against female engineer, lawsuit alleges

Google ‘bro culture’ led to violence, sexual harassment against female engineer, lawsuit alleges | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
MOUNTAIN VIEW >> As a young, female software engineer at male-dominated Google, Loretta Lee was slapped, groped and even had a co-worker pop up from beneath her desk one night and tell her she’d never know what he’d been doing unde
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How much is my spine injury claim worth in California?

How much is my spine injury claim worth in California? | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
How much is my spine injury claim worth in California? Los Angeles back and spine injuries attorney explains factors that affect the value of a personal injury legal claim for spinal damage including bulging or herniated discs. Learn how to determine settlement value of your accident claim causing spine or nerve damage
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Settlement Value of California Personal Injury Claim

Settlement Value of California Personal Injury Claim | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Settlement value of California personal injury claims explained by accident lawyers familiar with the lawsuit resolution process. | 866-252-0735
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As a personal injury attorney in California, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is, "What is my case worth?"  This is not a simple question to answer and there are many factors that go into calculating the value of a bodily injury claim.  Find out more.

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How do I calculate the value of pain and suffering in a personal injury case

How do I calculate the value of pain and suffering in a personal injury case | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
How do I calculate the value of pain and suffering in a personal injury case? Trying to come up with a figure to compensate and accident victim for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by personal injury is difficult. Los Angeles accident and injury lawyer explains California law on determining this value.
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California Work Injury Attorney Lawyer | Steven M. Sweat APC

California Work Injury Attorney Lawyer | Steven M. Sweat APC | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Work Injury In California Los angeles personal injury attorneys explain the different legal claims for money damages from an injury on the job. 866-252-0735
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California bar exam passing rate rises, ending 3-year decline

California bar exam passing rate rises, ending 3-year decline | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
The passing rate on the California bar exam rose to 49.6 percent in July, ending a three-year decline and making 4,236 applicants eligible to join the ranks of the state's 189,000 practicing lawyers.

The results, announced by the State Bar on Friday, came a year after the passing rate had dropped to 43 percent, the lowest in 32 years. It was 55.8 percent in July 2013 and had dropped every year since then - until now. A similar trend has occurred in bar exam results nationwide.

Some law school deans and other leaders in the legal profession have called for California to reduce its passing score, the second-highest of any state.
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My personal injury lawyer won't call me back, can I switch?

My personal injury lawyer won't call me back, can I switch? | California Personal Injury Attorney Information | Scoop.it
Choosing a personal injury lawyer in California and changing personal injury attorneys if you are not happy with your current cousel Call 866-252-0735
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