ESTATE PLANNING: Probate: What it is? When is it necessary? How to avoid it?
Despite the push over the past few decades by estate planning attorneys, CPAs, and financial advisors to urge all individuals with any assets to prepare an estate plan, there is a large number of people that pass away having done no planning. This is ...
Posted By Jason R. Beaman
EMPLOYMENT LAW: PAGA Actions: When is an Aggrieved Employee No Longer Aggrieved?
Over the past several years, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has become a proverbial thorn in the side of employers involved in wage and hour litigation. A “PAGA action” (discussed in more detail below) is often the weapon of choice for plaintiff ...
EMPLOYMENT LAW: New California Employment Notices Required to be Posted in Your Business
The standard postings that most employers purchase do not include two critical notifications, required under new California laws. The first posting pertains to the Prevention of Human Trafficking and the second is the Transgender Rights poster. Both the ...
Posted By Cecilie E. Read
TRANSPORTATION: $7.8 MILLION VERDICT IN REAR END COLLISION CASE
A San Bernardino jury recently handed down a $7,838,053 verdict to plaintiff, Akiko Takemura (“Plaintiff”), who was a passenger in a Toyota Prius that was struck from behind by a big rig gas tanker driven by David Juarez. The Prius was struck while it’s ...
Posted By Jason A. Benkner
TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION: PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO NEW TRUCKING REGULATIONS
Significant new regulations were recently implemented for commercial truck drivers on our nation’s highways as reported in our January 2018 article entitled “The Cost Of Doing Business For Truckers In The Age Of Electronic Logs.” The rules mandate the use ...
Posted By Mario A. Gonzalez