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  • MICRA-NAUSEA: WHEN A LIABILITY “CAP” IS NOT A CAP
    MICRA Commentators on California law generally view the state as plaintiff-friendly with good reason. One of the more well-known exceptions is the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (known as MICRA), which limits the recovery for “any action ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • COMMERCIAL LEASES IN THE COVID-19 WORLD
    Ever since Governor Newsom issued his State of Emergency Executive Order on March 4, 2020, there has been almost nonstop Executive Orders from the Governor and local government regarding COVID 19 relief. One of the major issues has been the curtailment of ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (PART 1): COVID-19 AND A BUSY LEGISLATIVE SESSION MAKE FOR A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD FOR CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES
    For most small and mid-sized California business owners, 2020 will be a year that they will be happy to soon forget. The challenges associated with operating in and through a global pandemic, proved daunting for most, and overwhelming for others. With few ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • STATE OF THE FREIGHT ECONOMY
    The “Freight Transportation Forecast: 2020 to 2031,” was released this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and conducted by IHS Markit. This publication is described by the ATA as an annual projection of the state of the freight economy. ATA ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • NEW EMISSIONS REGULATIONS FOR BIG RIGS ON THE HORIZON
    The California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) is calling their stringent new emissions standards a win for environmental justice. However, opponents of the new regulations see the regulations as expensive and unrealistic in a time where the trucking industry ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • FEATURED SETTLEMENT- AUTO V. PEDESTRIAN
    Salazar v. Magic Gourmet Trading Company Inc. (San Francisco Super Ct. No. CGC-19-579283): On August 5, 2020 the parties reached a $3.9 million settlement regarding a matter where 79 year old plaintiff Julio Salazar sustained catastrophic personal injury ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP