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Ainbinder & Pratt's latest updates and commentary on workers compensation, personal injury and car accident legal issues.

Berkeley Must Face Class Action by Protesters

The city of Berkeley, its police chief, and several of its police officers, will be required to face a class action lawsuit brought by protesters that were injured at a recent city council meeting. Though some of the charges brought were dropped, U.S. District Court...

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Are Dangerous Errors Lurking in Your Medical Records?

Sometimes we need to change doctors. Sometimes a medical condition needs to go to an expert. And sometimes, a medical emergency prevents us from giving our complete medical history to the doctors and nurses treating us. In any case, the quality of health care that we...

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Christmas Shopper Wins $3M Lawsuit for Escalator Toe Injury

Aisha Siddiqui won a jury verdict of $3 million in her personal injury lawsuit against a mall owner and escalator manufacturer after her right big toe was "crushed and shredded" during a Christmas shopping trip in Arkansas last year. Siddiqui was riding down an...

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THE LINDH APPORTIONMENT DECISION

The California Court of Appeal, 1st District has now issued an opinion certified for publication in an important apportionment case, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Aaron Lindh) (see text of the decision below). Lindh, a police canine officer, had injured his eye by...

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Top 5 Legal Tips Regarding the Costs of Personal Injury Claims

Accidents and injuries happen every day. And often, people don't seek compensation for their injuries because they are worried about the cost of an injury claim, or they think whatever they might get paid won't be worth the time and effort. While this may be the case...

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When to Sue for House Fire Injury or Death

Some deaths feel accidental, tragic, unavoidable. And some others feel so easily preventable. Malfunctions and accidents happen, but we hope that the systems we put in place to protect us from those inevitable dangers will work. And when they don't, we want to hold...

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RAND POSTS MEDICAL-LEGAL STUDY DRAFT REPORT

RAND has posted its draft report on Medical -Legal reporting in California workers’ compensation. The report, authored by RAND researcher Barbara Wynn, titled “California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule” notes that: “The California Department of...

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ACTUARIES AT IT

Time flies. It has been six years since the passage of the 2012 workers’ comp reform package, SB 863. And it’s been two years since the WCIRB published a November 2016 dedicated research paper monitoring the costs of SB 863 (see link below). Data isn’t everything,. It...

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Mother Sues for $60M After Child Died in ICE Custody

There's nothing more tragic than the death of a child, but this death has an added element of tragedy.Two weeks after entering an ICE facility, and immigrant child died. The child's mother is now suing for $60 million. Wrongful Death Lawsuit Yazmin Juarez's healthy 19...

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Party Bus Sued for Fatal Shooting in Santa Monica

After a party bus evening went tragically wrong last year, numerous plaintiffs have filed suit against the party bus company and the city of Santa Monica. Plaintiffs are suing over the shooting death of De'Ommie de la Cruz, including the deceased family as well as...

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