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New Laws 2020

New Laws 2020

As California settles into 2020, hundreds of new state laws were enacted with most taking effect January 1. The list encompasses a wide range of eclectic topics with some standouts that are uniquely Californian. Here is a sampling of what we believe are the most interesting and pertinent. Privacy Issues: California will now bar both […]

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Beware of Police Sting Operations to Catch Motorists Using their Handheld Phones

Beware of Police Sting Operations to Catch Motorists Using their Handheld Phones

If you believe the new law regarding handheld wireless telephones and electronic wireless communication devices is not being strictly enforced, think again! Be cautious and avoid using any device while operating a vehicle. Recently, officers have been walking along streets wearing plain clothes. These officers spot distracted drivers and radio over to officers around the […]

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Six Things That Might Save Your Life If You Encounter A Downed Power Line

Six Things That Might Save Your Life If You Encounter A Downed Power Line

Downed power lines can pose a lethal threat to you and your loved ones if you do not know the proper action to take to avoid electrocution. Here are a few tips that might one day save your life: 1. What should I do if I encounter a downed power line? If you see a […]

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Distracted Driving Laws: New Updates and What You Need to Know

Distracted Driving Laws: New Updates and What You Need to Know

Just in the past two days, I have seen three people texting while driving. One was doing so while traveling over 70 mph on the 118 freeway. Not surprising as current statistics show almost 13% of California drivers were using electronic communication devices while behind the wheel in 2016, up from almost 10% in 2015. […]

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What the Passage of CA Proposition 64 Means for You.

What the Passage of CA Proposition 64 Means for You.

The passage of Proposition 64-Marijuana Legalization last November – is not too surprising given that California was the first to deregulate marijuana for medical use in 1996. California also has one of the most relaxed qualifying symptoms requirements for medical marijuana, making it relatively easy for patients to receive treatment. So, what are the legal […]

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Top Reasons Why You Should Not Delay in Hiring an Attorney Following a Vehicle Accident

Top Reasons Why You Should Not Delay in Hiring an Attorney Following a Vehicle Accident

 A vehicle accident can turn your world upside down. Who is at fault? How will I pay for my medical expenses? How do I get my car fixed? Will I be reimbursed for my lost time from work? Should I talk with the other driver’s insurance company since they keep calling me? At Lieber & […]

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School Bullying: A Problem That Doesn’t Just Go Away

School Bullying: A Problem That Doesn’t Just Go Away

In the United States, one in four students report being bullied during a school year. 64% of children who are bullied do not report it. More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes. California has some of the toughest anti-bullying laws in the country. In 2012, “Seth’s Law” was enacted which […]

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It’s Better to Be Sober Than Sorry

It’s Better to Be Sober Than Sorry

An intoxicated individual at the wheel is an accident waiting to happen.  It’s shocking to think that, in this day and age, there would still be those who would willingly put their lives and the lives of others in danger by driving under the influence. DMV statistics for 2011 help tell this grim story with […]

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Never Underestimate the Power of the Internet to Either Help or Hurt Your Potential Legal Claims

We recently received a phone call from a woman seeking legal advice. Her car had been completely destroyed in a fire while traveling along a local freeway. Her insurance company was initially denying coverage and wanted to conduct an investigation. At issue was whether she was insured at the time of the loss. Apparently, she […]

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