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Damages in a Medical Malpractice Action

Damages in a Medical Malpractice Action

MICRA, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, was enacted in California in 1975.  It limits recovery of non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, including claims for pain and suffering and loss of consortium, to $250,000.  Somewhat controversially,...
What is my Automobile Accident Case Worth?

What is my Automobile Accident Case Worth?

It is important to call an attorney right away when you have been involved in an automobile accident.  You should never assume that the person who hit you will “do the right thing” or that the settlement offered by the insurance company will be fair.  An attorney can...
Recovering Your Attorneys’ Fees

Recovering Your Attorneys’ Fees

Many people assume that if they win their lawsuit, they will recover all of the attorneys’ fees and expenses they incurred in the matter. Based on this assumption, they may seek out the flashiest and fanciest law firm in town, figuring that the other party will end up...
Breach of an Option Agreement for Real Property

Breach of an Option Agreement for Real Property

The remedy when one party breaches an option agreement for real property has not often been discussed by California courts.  Given the commonplace nature of option agreements, this is a curious phenomenon.  The case that best and most directly addresses the issue is...
AVOID THE COURTROOM WITH MEDIATION FROM LLOYD WINTER

AVOID THE COURTROOM WITH MEDIATION FROM LLOYD WINTER

We all prefer to solve problems on our own. We’d love to resolve conflicts one-on-one, and come to an agreement where both parties leave the negotiating table satisfied. But sometimes things get complicated. Very often this results in a stressful, lengthy court case...
Mediation is Your Answer

Mediation is Your Answer

Mediation is a process that can help parties to a civil lawsuit reach an agreement through the use of a neutral person trained in problem solving instead of going to trial. Civil law usually deals with cases where parties are suing for money, such as personal injury,...
Business Structure and Civil Litigation

Business Structure and Civil Litigation

Starting or running your own small business will always carry some risks and liabilities. Whether your business is as a construction contractor, subcontractor, or you have commercial or residential property which you lease to tenants there are many state and federal...
Mediation and Civil Litigation

Mediation and Civil Litigation

By: Scott Jenkins September 17, 2015 Civil litigation pertains to civil contracts such as rental contracts, real estate contracts or any other types of binding contracts between businesses and other businesses or between businesses and individuals. These types of...