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December 21, 2014 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer at Christmas after being served dishes that should have stayed in the 50's, for lies told to them by their parents, and for Christmas traditions they never agreed to take part in, without being able to obtain some type of relief for the distress, the stomach pain and heartburn they’ve endured? Well no more. It’s time for the Christmas Tort.
Twentynine Palms Marine Accidents and Fatalities on CA Hwy 62, The Killer Highway - A Personal Injury Tragedy
December 20, 2014 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
At least 182 people have died on CA Hwy 62 since 2002. More than 90 lives have been lost since 2007. The risks of dying on Hwy 62 make this highway a dangerous road to travel and the stretch of Hwy 62 from 29 Palms to Palm Springs one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in California. Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and personal injury attorneys who represent grieving families know all too well what is known as “The Killer Highway.”
December 19, 2014 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In January 2015 the Treasury Dept. is expected to issue regulations to establish banking relations and allow U.S. companies to export items for sale in Cuba without the trade barriers that have existed for decades. While some Republican leaders have criticized Obama’s actions, normal relations with Cuba are only a matter of time and the opportunities for attorneys representing American and European companies wishing to pursue commercial opportunities in Cuba have never been greater.
December 19, 2014 By King Aminpour Law Firm
If you are not familiar with the legal rights you possess after being injured in an automobile accident it is most likely in your favor to find a car accident lawyer to work on your behalf.
December 19, 2014 By King Aminpour Law Firm
Finding a car accident lawyer may be more difficult than you had initially thought, but the end result of finding the best lawyer for you is more than worth it.
December 19, 2014 By Martinez & Schill LLP
This is the time of the year when California's highways become full to capacity with parents, children, cousins, grandparents, and friends traveling through the state to be together for the holidays.
December 18, 2014 By King Aminpour Law Firm
After being injured in an accident an insurance company will try to give you the least amount possible as compensation for the damages to your vehicle and compensation for your injuries.
December 18, 2014 By King Aminpour Law Firm
After being struck by another driver adrenaline is most likely coursing through your veins and you may not be able to think clearly. You also may not be able to feel the full effects of the injuries you may have sustained during the accident. For these reasons and many others you should avoid making any type of initial statement to your insurance company or the insurance company of the individual at fault for the accident.
December 15, 2014 By The Law Office of Russell S. Babcock
Congress and President Obama have both taken recent steps in passing two measures that move in the right direction to solve the immigration crisis in the United States.
December 11, 2014 By Law Office of Mark H. Cibula
Car accidents are generally scary and stressful situations to find yourself in, no matter how major or minor they might be. However, when you also have to worry about recouping costs for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and anything else you owe as a result, it makes the hardship much more difficult to manage on your own. That’s where the knowledge and assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer really comes in handy.
December 10, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Financial Conduct Authority says the deferred annuities market is messy, so seniors and elders need to be more careful when buying.
December 9, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When moving your loved one into a nursing home, you want the best. Except, that info isn't readily available to the public.
December 8, 2014 By Fulcrum Inquiry
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has been awarded a substantial win in its civil enforcement action against Samuel Wyly and Donald R. Miller, Jr. as the Independent Executor of the Will and Estate of Charles J. Wyly Jr. (the “Wylys”).
December 3, 2014 By Martinez & Schill LLP
Thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns every year. Every year, hundreds and even thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns. These products fall under a wide variety of categories, from automotive parts and products to kitchen goods, household accessories, pet toys and products, and children's products.
December 3, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Senior citizens have been given certain unnecessary drug testing in a Medicare fraud scheme.
December 3, 2014 By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
The Child Custody and Visitation Process in California. Divorcing parents in California control their own future when deciding child custody arrangements. That is if they are amicable and can come to an agreement.
November 30, 2014 By The Law Office of Russell S. Babcock
Yes, it does happen. While the majority of those who are arrested at the international border with cars laden with narcotics know that of their illicit cargo, there are the occasional blind mules –those who were duped by strangers, business associates or even loved ones to carry the contraband.
November 26, 2014 By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
Issues to review when contemplating a dissolution of marriage.
November 25, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
An Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) is a device that connects to a vehicle’s ignition and requires a breath sample from the driver in order to start the vehicle and to keep the car operating.
November 20, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
If you're wondering whether you should buy an indexed universal life insurance policy, read to find out why you might not want to.
Important Differences Between Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in California
November 19, 2014 By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Spousal support refers to an ongoing series of payments payable to one spouse over a specified duration of time after a divorce. For spousal support to be enforceable under California law, a judgment must first be entered by the court.
November 18, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Many nursing home chains in California have been shown to underperform when it comes to quality-of-care, staffing, and inspection measures.
November 17, 2014 By Kassouni Law
A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.
November 17, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
Before a driver can be arrested for a DUI offense, the investigating officer must be able to form a reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance. This will be based on the officer’s observations of the driver’s appearance and demeanor and information about drinking or drug use the driver voluntarily provides when asked.
Potentially Misleading Advertisement for Indexed Universal Life Policies by Insurance Marketing Organizations
November 12, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Insurance marketing organizations may have been providing misleading Indexed Universal Life policy ads.
November 10, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
One frequent concern that those arrested for driving under the influence may have is what effect a DUI conviction would have on a potential military career.
Unpaid debt is a sad fact of life: sad for the debtor who will end up with a damaged credit rating and reputation; sadder still for the creditor, who conveyed a product or service of value and gets nothing in return. After diligently seeking remuneration from the debtor, the creditor is sometimes forced to bring the outstanding debt into a California court of law.
It is often said that obtaining a judgment in a California Supreme Court civil case is only half of the process. Once you obtain judgment, you have official proof you won the case and that the defendant owes you money or property. Now you have to collect.
A large part of our judgment collection law practice is collection of labor awards, or more specifically enforcement labor judgments. Essentially, these result when an employer fails to properly pay an employee for wages, overtime pay, or otherwise violates California labor laws.
November 7, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Indexed Universal Life Insurance policies are unsuitable for most people. Read on to find out why.
November 6, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
The Securities & Exchange Commission's whistleblower program is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.
November 5, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
12 tips to help prevent elder abuse and fraud.
November 4, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Prospected high returns promoted by Indexed Universal Life policies (IULs) sales illustrations may not be that high in reality.
October 31, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
In the world of investment, seniors and elders are prime targets for financial scams. To protect yourself, read on to learn about the different schemes.
October 30, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Sellers of Indexed Universal Life policies have been projecting higher gains than what buyers may actually receive.
October 30, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
When someone is arrested and cited for a DUI offense, the driver typically is released from jail the next morning and given a citation with a future court date. Generally, the arrested driver must sign a notice to appear showing that he or she is aware of the future court date and that he or she promises to appear in court on the scheduled arraignment date. Missing this court date can carry serious consequences.
October 30, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
A DUI accident that results in a fatality is a tragedy for all parties involved and their families. However, the particular factual circumstances surrounding the fatality will impact what type of criminal charges are ultimately filed.
October 29, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
If you have been thinking of hiring a caregiver for yourself or someone you love, read the following tips before you make a decision.
October 28, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, verbal, sexual - and to anyone - young or elderly. Learn how to identify abuse and prevent it.
October 27, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Learn what are the causes and reasons an elder or senior citizen may be transferred from an assisted living facility to a skilled nursing facility.
October 25, 2014 By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a marital dissolution action can affect an family business in California.
October 24, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Investment risk factors seniors, elders, and their friends and family should be aware of.
October 23, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
There are many fraud schemes used by sellers intent on defrauding seniors and elders of their hard-earned money. Learn what they are to protect yourself.
October 21, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Equity-Indexed annuities are a type of deferred annuity that bases its returns on a stock market index. However, insurance companies have the option of using one of three calculation methods to determine the returns, and each has its own pros and cons.
October 20, 2014 By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Collecting on a judgment even in ideal circumstances can often be a time-consuming and complex process, and that presumes the debtor is solvent, and doing business and/or making money. When the judgment enforcement against a debtor who is a company or legal entity, which appears to be (or is) out of business, the process can be considerably more troublesome and taxing.
October 20, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.
October 17, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seniors and elders, are you aware that deferred variable annuities may not be beneficial? If not, read on to learn about the risks of buying annuities.
October 16, 2014 By Martinez & Schill LLP
Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.
October 16, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Indexed Universal Life insurance policies are a rather popular type of life insurance. However, there are several concerns associated with Indexed Universal Life policies that one should be familiar with.
October 15, 2014 By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
How much time must pass between DUI convictions before a new charge is no longer considered a "second DUI"? Many people who have old DUI convictions on their record may not realize that the old conviction can be used to enhance the penalties on any subsequent conviction for driving under the influence. However, there is a limit to how long a prior DUI conviction can affect the mandatory sentencing requirements on a new DUI charge.