Tag Archives: Lawsuits

A Brief Explanation of Insurance Bad Faith

When dealing with any type of insurance company, it’s helpful to remember that these are for-profit organizations. Like any for-profit organization, insurance companies loathe to part with their profits by paying claims. The majority of insurance companies pay claims filed by clients in a timely manner as they understand their responsibilities to their clients, but some deliberately do not and can be found to be acting in bad faith....
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California Medi-Cal Funds Cut Nursing Homes Staff and Services, Endanger Residents

Covenant Care owns many nursing homes and skilled-care facilities that, along with other assisted living facilities, received $880 million in state funds in 2004 to provide better care for Medi-Cal patients. The money was provided so that these assisted living facilities could hire more staff, pay higher wages and provide a higher level of care for their patients. Non-profit newsroom California Watch conducted an investigation into the facilities that...
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California Premises Liability Lawyers Watching Los Angeles County Case with Great Interest

In a premises liability case that could establish an important precedent, 400 people who claim that they were exposed to toxins while they lived at the Ujima Village housing complex in Willowbrook sued Los Angeles County. LA County owns the complex, which Exxon Mobil formerly owned. The suit was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 9 and claims that the site’s former owner and developer...
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Statutes of Limitations and Awards Limits in California Medical Malpractice Cases

If the actions of a medical professional or entity (or lack thereof) cause injury or death to someone under their care, the injured party or their survivors can file a medical malpractice claim against the medical entity or professional to seek damages. There are many situations where the negligence of a medical provider can result in a medical malpractice claim. An experienced California medical malpractice lawyer such as Samer...
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Widow of Man Killed in Huntington Beach Boating Accident Seeks $5 Million

The widow of a man who drove a boat into a bridge at Huntington Harbor is asking the city for more than $5 million as part of her contention that the Gilbert Drive Bridge caused the Huntington Beach boating accident last June 27. Law enforcement officials who investigated the accident said that the woman’s husband was driving at an excessive speed. His blood-alcohol level was nearly double the legal...
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Manslaughter Charges Filed in Laguna Woods Auto Accident

The Orange County Register published an article recently that reported a Ladera Ranch man is facing serious criminal charges for causing a Laguna Woods auto accident that claimed the life of a San Clemente man. The man is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for his involvement in a high-speed auto accident on the Route 73 toll road. According to police investigating the fatal Laguna Woods auto accident,...
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Metrolink Pays $30 Million in Settlements for 2005 Train Crash

Nearly five years after the Glendale train accident that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Metrolink has paid out $30 million to settle the majority of the lawsuits in connection with the train accident. Two of these settlements stand out from the rest-one for $5 million and the other for $3.8 million-and two wrongful death cases in which the heirs will receive $3.5 million for each claim. Metrolink...
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How to Enforce Collection of a Lawsuit Settlement

Collection of a lawsuit settlement is a civil matter and while a court will not collect on someone’s behalf, it will issue orders to force the debtor to pay. If a judgment is issued in California, enforcement of the judgment is delayed for 30 days until the period of time that the debtor can appeal has passed. A court’s judgment is enforceable for 10 years, renewable for another ten...
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Train Accidents on the Rise

On September 12, 2008, a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight locomotive in Chatsworth, CA, resulting in the deaths of 25 people and injuries to 135 more. This California train accident received significant national and international attention for the scope of the accident, the number of people whose lives were affected and what caused the accident to occur. After conducting an investigation, it was determined...
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