Jason Lo, an Air Force captain who was struck by a SoCalGas truck last year, reached a $46,000,000 settlement with the utility company. On the morning of February 13, 2017 Lo was waiting at a red light on his motorcycle in Hawthorne, at the intersection of Rosecrans Ave and Hindry Avenue. While at the light,…

During the deadly Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, many California peace officers attending the event jumped into action, pulling attendees to safety. In the course of doing so, some of the off-duty deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators were injured. Prior to Assembly Bill 1749 (an amendment to Labor Code Section 3600.2), these individuals…

Fullerton Pacific Interiors, a drywall subcontractor based out of Fullerton, has been fined almost $2 million for cheating their workers out of wages. The company is controlled by a family that has a history of shady practices. Operations are managed by Alberto Mordoki who, along with his wife Mirella Mordoki, was prohibited “from participating in…

Surely your’e familiar with bicycle rental programs in big cities – but what about the new electric scooter craze? Visit San Diego, Los Angeles or Oakland (among others) and you are sure to spot hundreds of electric scooters roaming the city streets. These scooters are rented through smartphone apps like Bird and have some interesting…

Monsanto is no stranger to controversy, and a new lawsuit is turning out to be the poster child for their shady tactics. According to the prosecution, Monsanto has actively worked to manipulate the conversation about their herbicide RoundUp. The case, which is being heard in a San Francisco courtroom, is one of hundreds pending across…

The last few years have seen an exponential influx in the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles. This has led to an arms race between manufacturers like Tesla, Uber, Google and General Motors. If you’re wondering who will be liable in the event of a self-driving vehicle’s crash, then you are not alone. It’s a…

A retired LAPD officer was arrested under charge of Workers’ Compensation fraud, following an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department Special Operations Division, Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit. The officer, Terry Johns, joined a controversial program known as Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) in July 2014. A month later he filed a Workers’ Compensation claim…

Legal action is being taken by California patients suffering from HIV against a Bay Area company that is alleged to have peddled dangerous medication, while simultaneously suppressing a safer but less profitable alternative. The company in question, Gilead Sciences Inc, manufactures both tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF, the drug heavily marketed) and enofovir alafenamide (TAF, the…

For years California has had an unfortunate and expensive tumor growing in it’s budget: worker’s compensation fraud. Some of the biggest cases make headlines – like last year when a ring was uncovered that was allegedly responsible for $40 million in fraudulent claims. That story cited a staggering 13,000 patients and 27 insurers as victims….

In the face of Donald Trump’s successful campaign, which relied heavily on undocumented immigrant issues, California has declared itself a “sanctuary state”. This essentially designates protections for undocumented immigrants – in addition to instructing local and state police to offer federal authorities limited cooperation on illegal immigrant issues. In direct response to California’s Sanctuary State…

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