PROTECTING THE CONSUMER

Are Vehicles Purchased from a Private Party Afforded Lemon Law Protection in California?

There’s always been a burning question on lemon law cases whether or not a vehicle purchased from a private party is afforded lemon law protection in California. The answer is now officially, NO! Under Dagher vs. Ford Motors, the Court determined that a consumer who purchased a vehicle from a private party is not entitled […]

PURCHASING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

As an attorney who routinely practices in the personal injury field, I make it a habit to inquire about my clients’ automobile insurance policy in order to see whether or not they are adequately insured should they be involved in an automobile accident. I all too often hear the typical response from my client, “Oh, […]

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

For those of you with weak stomachs, you may not want to read the rest of this article. There. You have been warned. Please don’t e-mail me to tell me how disgusting this article is and that I have ruined your appetite. I already know. But, what we must talk about today are injuries resulting […]

SAFETY IN THE FAST LANE

At the time of the Northridge earthquake in 1994, I was living in Santa Clarita but was working in the San Fernando Valley. After staying home for a few days, I finally went into the office in order to get some work done. As I attempted to come home, however, I got stuck in a […]

ANOTHER REASON NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE

Since we have been old enough to understand the perils of drinking and driving, it has been drilled into our heads that not only is it illegal to drink and drive, but it is immoral, extraordinarily dangerous, and for lack of a better term, just plain stupid. We also are very familiar with the legal […]

DOG BITE CASES – WHEN DOGS ARE NOT MANS BEST FRIEND

Just for the record, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am a huge dog lover. They are my best friends. I have owned dogs all of my life and currently own two beautiful Golden Retrievers. But please let the record reflect that despite their domestic status, dogs are animals, and even the most trusted […]