Publication | Business Law Attorneys
Poole & Shaffery, LLP
Issue 85 | September 2023

State of California Hit with $19 Million Verdict After Fatal Auto v. Pedestrian Accident

On February 22, 2023 a jury entered a verdict of $19 million in favor of plaintiffs Kelley Howard and Demetri Jaumouille, parents and successors in interest to decedent Josh Howard, how was struck and killed by a vehicle wall walking on a the shoulder of Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County.

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California Court of Appeals May Have Made it Harder to Obtain Neuropsychological Examinations

A recent published California Court of Appeal decision has made it easier for plaintiffs to frustrate, and possibly thwart, defendants’ ability to investigate cognitive complaints associated with traumatic brain injury cases.

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By:  Jason A. Benkner

Affirmative Defenses 101: Witt v. Jackson - Employer Negligence

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 posters are available on Poole & Shaffery, LLP’s website at:

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By:  Jeffrey M. Soll

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