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UCLA Bacteria Victims Likely Have Claims
UCLA Bacteria Victims Likely Have Claims
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the LA Times reported that a bacteria superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, was linked to two deaths and up to 179 other possible exposures.   Hospital bacteria infections are growing concerns and can lead to the loss of life, severe illness and permanent repugnant injuries, including disfigurements.  The California Court …
This Week in Recalls: Two Land Rover Brake Failure Recalls and Jeep Cherokee Unexpected Airbag Deployment Recall
This Week in Recalls: Two Land Rover Brake Failure Recalls and Jeep Cherokee Unexpected Airbag Deployment Recall
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
We are starting a weekly report on automotive recalls announced by NHTSA the prior week. The report will highlight certain safety related recalls and will likely include those with the greatest population of affected vehicles. If a recall with a limited vehicle population piques our interests, we will bring it up. (We would love …
Lear Capital contacting old Merit Customer with Robocalls
Lear Capital contacting old Merit Customer with Robocalls
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Our investigation has revealed that Lear Financial has placed pre-recorded telephone calls to former Merit clients.  These calls likely violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Kristensen Weisberg, LLP has successfully litigated numerous TCPA cases.  The administrator distributing Merit Financial’s assets recently sold the customer list toLear Financial, another seller of highly marked up gold …
Political Robocalls Can Violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Political Robocalls Can Violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Sunday, October 12, 2014.
Have you been getting robocalls for or against candidates to your cell phone?   Did a pre-recorded message blather away on your cell phone in support or against a ballot measure?  There is no “Do Not Call List” for cell phones, because no one can robocall a cell phone without  “express written consent.” It’s punishable for …
Jet Blue Right Engine Blows up During Flight out of Long Beach in Airbus 320
Jet Blue Right Engine Blows up During Flight out of Long Beach in Airbus 320
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, September 19, 2014.
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 Jet Blue flight 1416 left from Long Beach airport for Austin Texas.  The flight was in the air less than 15 minutes after taking off at 9:17 a.m. when the right engine of the Airbus 320 exploded.   Social media captured the smoked filled cabin and panic below: …
Governor signs “Yelp” bill. California law now precludes non disparagement clauses in consumer contracts
Governor signs “Yelp” bill. California law now precludes non disparagement clauses in consumer contracts
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Governor Brown signed a bill known colloquially as the “Yelp! bill” into law.  The final law, and hot legislative pontificating, can be read here and below and is codified as Cal. Civ. Code § 1670.8.  The bill was a reaction to a Utah lawsuit by a couple who sued Kleargear.com after the company demanded $3,500 for …
New California Law, Three Feet for Safety Act, Protects Bicyclists from Cars
New California Law, Three Feet for Safety Act, Protects Bicyclists from Cars
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
On September 16, 2014, the Three Feet for Safety Act became the law in California.  Under California Veh. Code § 21760, car drivers must provide bicyclists with three feet of space when passing.  Violators will be fined $35 if they drive too close to a bicyclist; a $220 fine will be imposed if a cyclist is …
TCPA lawsuit against Precision Auto Protection
TCPA lawsuit against Precision Auto Protection
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
On September 9, 2014, Kristensen Weisberg, LLP and the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. filed a Class Action Complaint against Precision Auto Protection in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  The Class Action Complaint alleges that  Precision Auto Protection (which is a dba for Advanced Marketing & …
Boston Scientific hit with $73 Million Dollar Verdict over Mesh Implant
Boston Scientific hit with $73 Million Dollar Verdict over Mesh Implant
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Another jury has slammed a transvaginal mesh manufacturer.  And then another jury dropped the hammer. On September 5, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a $3.27 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. (“Ethicon”) in a bellwether jury trial.  The …
What happens in lawsuits against drunk drivers or hit and run drivers?
What happens in lawsuits against drunk drivers or hit and run drivers?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Were you struck by a drunk driver? Did someone slam into your vehicle and flee the scene?  What happens in lawsuits with drunk drivers and cases against hit and run drivers.  At Kristensen Weisberg, LLP we’ve been handling these cases for a years.  It’s not the slam dunk people think these cases are …