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7 Questions to Ask When Interviewing an Injury Attorney

Having a San Francisco personal injury attorney on your side makes it much more likely that you will secure the compensation you deserve after an injury. Having a great attorney on your side means you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your case will achieve the best outcome possible for your situation. Most of us may not need to hire a personal injury attorney more than once or twice in our lives and so you may be unfamiliar with what to look for in a good attorney. Here are some questions to help you find the…

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Can Drunk Bicyclist get a DUI?

After a few drinks it might sound like a nice idea to beat the uprising Uber fares and get some fresh air – why not bike home? How dangerous could it be? After all, a bicycle is not motorized. The answer: it can be very dangerous, even illegal in some states. The definition of a DUI or “driving under the influence” charge is as follows: “operating a motor vehicle while one’s blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely.” Does biking and drinking count as…

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CAOC 2017 Award Finalists Consumer Attorney Winner

SACRAMENTO (Aug. 24, 2017) – Consumer Attorneys of California president Greg Bentley today announced this year’s finalists for the organization’s two major member awards, Consumer Attorney of the Year. The winners will be revealed at CAOC’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner Nov. 18, 2017 to be held in conjunction with CAOC’s 56th Annual Convention at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Consumer Attorney of the Year is awarded to a CAOC member or members who significantly advanced the rights or safety of California consumers by achieving a noteworthy result in a case. Among the nominated finalists are Walkup Melodia attorneys…

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with Massive $417M Verdict

California Talcum Powder Cancer Trial A Los Angeles jury issued Johnson & Johnson with a $417M verdict for failure to warn about the increased risk of ovarian cancer due to regular use of its talcum powder products. This was the first trial in California that explored the link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and ovarian cancer, and surely will not be the last. The plaintiff, 63-year-old Eva Echeverria, claims that regular, repeated use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades, may have contributed to her terminal ovarian cancer. As a result, the jury awarded Echeverria $70 million…

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Uber Takes Another Hit- Consumer Privacy Violations

Ridesharing company Uber is making headlines again, this time bringing into question the privacy of their customers and their employees. Last week, Uber agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission for failing to protect consumers’ sensitive data and privacy. Although they are not required to pay a settlement, they are required to hire a privacy auditing firm to oversee its privacy practices every two years for the next two decades. Any violations stemming from those visits may result in financial penalties. These accusations alleged that Uber not only misled the public about its efforts to bolster privacy, but also…

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Steps to Take if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem throughout the United States. We could list statistics showcasing known instances of abuse, but the truth is that most nursing home abuse statistics fall short of reality. The numbers from government agencies and other sources are decades behind. Instead, we want to empower friends, family members, and other visitors to take meaningful action when they suspect instances of abuse. Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse and elder abuse encompass a range of abusive behaviors. Nursing home and visitors may financially, physically, emotionally, and sexually abuse residents. In many cases, no…

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Food Poisoning, Restaurants, and Lawsuits

The US is home to hundreds of thousands of restaurants. Diners place their trust in restaurant food safety practices every day. Unfortunately, those restaurants do not always put their diners’ best interests first. Sloppy cleaning practices, improper food storage, and low-quality food sourcing can all contribute to a nasty case of food poisoning. In some cases, the harm is severe enough to warrant legal action against the restaurant. This is what you should know. What Is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning is more than a passing stomach bug or a sensitive stomach. Symptoms typically arise within hours of consuming tainted food…

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