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James Cool

Lowenthal Goes After Loophole: New Bill May Prevent Some Insurance Companies From Breaking Promises

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal is a state assembly member who introduced a bill on Monday that would make it more difficult for insurance companies to retroactively deny worker’s…

James Cool

Managing Workman’s Compensation Claims in a Recession: A Growing Challenge

With economic woes taking the forefront in most news reports and conversations at the dinner table, it is no surprise that workman’s compensation claims have risen in correlation with…

James Cool

What the Tort Reform Folks Don’t Tell You…

Rush Limbaugh will not mention it on his radio program and Bill O’Reilly will deny its truth, but the latest data shows that the cost of insurance to employers is declining and so are the…

James Cool

Insurance Commissioner Rolls Back Regulations that were Enacted to Protect Disabled Workers as Democrats and Disability Lawyers Voice Fears

Disability insurance policies are sometimes provided as part of an employment package, but individual disability insurance policies are also sold to people who do not have group disability…

James Cool

Investigations Prompted by Failure to Comply with Stop Order, Obtain Workers Compensation Insurance

Sections 3550-3553 of the California Labor code require that employers have workers compensation insurance, which pays benefits to s matter. Last week, California Labor Commissioner Angela…

William Grewe

Lincoln on E-Mail, and Presidential Resolve

This week, a new man will be tapped by the country to assume the reins and guide us upward for the next four years. The crowds will fall silent and signs will come. The issues and challenges,…

William Grewe

Mixed Martial Arts And Product Liability?

Some forces in the fast-rising sport of Mixed Martial Arts scrambled to keep their footing in the wake of a statement by victorious fighter Seth Petruzelli, this week, that he was encouraged,…

William Grewe

Avoiding Investor Fraud

A Los Angeles County jury might not have recovered the cash for victim-investors but it put the wrongdoer, a member of their church, in line for up to 15 year behind bars. The defendant rubbed…

William Grewe

Ventura Baristas to Share in Recovered Tips

A California state court has ruled in a class action suit brought on behalf of baristas that the coins in the tip jar should not have been shared with managers, under California law, and, therefore, the company must repay the baristas. Should this ruling hold, it could affect other California employers who used a similar practice.

Shannon Weidemann

Utah Man Sentanced for Investment Fraud

A Utah man that frauded investors out of $15 Million. He coerced people to invest in his car sales and leasing business. A judge sentenced him to five years in federal prison for his crime. The indictment says Wynn employed investor recruiters and held seminars to get people to sign on. Wynn allegedly told investors their investments would be monitored in a third-party escrow account and…