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What is a QME?

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If you are injured while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.  In order to bring a claim for workers’ compensation in California, there are a variety of legal hoops and hurdles you must overcome.  If you and your employer or the insurer have any disagreements as to what benefits you… Read More »

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What Types of Injuries are Covered by California Workers’ Compensation?

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California law requires that employers provide workers’ compensation benefits for any employee who was injured on the job.  Benefits include medical care, temporary disability benefits and supplemental job placement benefits.  The injury must be covered even if the person injured was at fault for causing the accident and injury.  There are, however, some boundaries… Read More »

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Landscaper Workers’ Compensation Claims May Soon Surge

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A second recent jury verdict was just handed down against Monsanto/Bayer based on allegations that one of their herbicide products contains cancer-causing chemicals.  The herbicide product is commonly used by landscapers and groundskeepers.  These recent verdicts may indicate that a spike in the number of workers’ compensation claims from landscapers and groundskeepers may be… Read More »

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Surviving Family of Worker Can Bring Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Family members of workers who are fatally injured in workplace accidents are often unsure of their legal rights.  Under California law, the surviving family members of an employee who has passed as the result of a workplace accident may have a claim for workers’ compensation, and a recent decision from the California Supreme Court… Read More »

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Perpetrators of Southern California Workers’ Compensation Fraud Indicted

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Workers injured on the job face a number of hurdles in securing appropriate coverage.  Employers and insurance providers are reluctant to pay out if they can find a way to reduce their costs, and they may seek to limit the type of treatments available to workers, reduce the length of disability coverage, or otherwise… Read More »

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Mortgages After Bankruptcy

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There is a common belief that declaring bankruptcy means you are going to lose your home. However, that is not necessarily the case. For example, one California bankruptcy exemption allows you to keep about $22,000 worth of real estate. Of course, your home is probably worth more than $22,000, but your equity in the… Read More »

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Flexible Purpose Corporations

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Hollywood movies love to play out the battle between good and evil by pitting the Passionate Do-Gooder against the Evil Corporation. The Do-Gooder cares about justice, nature, and people, while the Corporation only cares about one thing: money. California just might change all that. In 2011, the California legislature enacted the Corporate Flexibility Act,… Read More »

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The Role of the Probate Referee

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The word “referee” may conjure images of a guy in a black-and-white striped shirt waving his arms and blowing a whistle. But in California, the word has a very different meaning that shows up in a more solemn context: estate settlement. In fact, California is the only state in the nation that employs professional… Read More »

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What Are 3 Intellectual Property Mistakes Often Made By Startup Business Owners?

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Entrepreneurs Don’t Always Choose Distinct Branding and Trademarks Generally speaking, a trademark (or service mark) is a name, word, phrase, design or symbol that allows entrepreneurs to easily identify and distinguish their goods or services from the goods or services of other entrepreneurs. Accordingly, one of the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make is not… Read More »

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When Is a Contract Not a Contract?

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There is an old joke that a verbal contract is not worth the paper it is written on. It is true that having an agreement in writing is always preferable to a verbal agreement — but in some cases, even a written contract can turn out not to be worth the paper it is… Read More »

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