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What Happens if You Get in an Accident Without a License in California?

You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in California. If a person makes the choice to drive without a license or while their license is suspended, they could get into serious legal trouble if stopped by a law enforcement officer. Driving without a license can be prosecuted as both a non-criminal… read more

Is California a No-Fault State?

When you get into a car accident in California, it is important to know how you will receive compensation for your damages and injuries. Many people may wonder if California is a no-fault insurance state. California is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. California operates as a “fault state” when it comes to car… read more

Walkup Partner and President of SF Bar Association Doris Cheng Lays Out “Universal Principles” For Courtroom Success

Law360, San Francisco (August 8, 2019, 6:32 PM EDT) — Three longtime trial lawyers offered up their thoughts on how attorneys can be persuasive in the courtroom and win cases, whether they’re advocating on behalf of the plaintiff or defense, at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on Thursday. Morrison & Foerster LLP senior of… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more