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$40 Million Workers’ Compensation Scam Uncovered in Orange County

In Orange County, California, police have charged a number of pharmacists, doctors, and business owners in one of the largest workers’ compensation fraud rings in the county’s history. The alleged orchestrators of the operation, couple Christopher and Tanya King, face several felony charges. If the courts convict Tanya King of all charges, she may face […]

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DISCRIMINATION IN THE RENTAL OR SALE OF HOUSING IS ILLEGAL

Article 17-16 ¡No Se Deje! Federal law and the laws of all of the states prohibit discrimination in transactions dealing with the rental, sale, financing or appraisal of housing.  Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability or family status.   California law provides even more protection against […]

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California Workers’ Comp Reforms Save State $1.3 Billion

In 2012, the state passed Senate Bill 863. The bill introduced several reforms for the workers’ compensation system. While the true value of the reforms will take years to manifest, the state is already seeing positive changes. In late 2016, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released a cost-monitoring report of the reforms in […]

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California Claims Highest Workers’ Comp Settlement, Again

To date, California holds the record for the highest workers’ compensation settlement values in the country. In March 2017, a workers’ compensation attorney beat his own nationwide record of an $8.9 million settlement with a $10 million settlement. While not every settlement can reach such high thresholds, a lawyer who understands all possible sources of […]

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CA Workers’ Comp IMR Reaches Record High in 2016

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute recently released an analysis of the state’s independent medical review (IMR) process over the past several years. Results of the analysis indicate that the process may not expedite workers’ compensation treatment programs in the way initially thought. In 2016, the volume of IMR requests hit an all-time high despite a […]

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IMMIGRANTS AND DRUNK DRIVING LAWS

Article 17-15 ¡No Se Deje! After practicing law for 33 years, I have concluded that the vast majority of criminal cases against immigrants involve “drunk driving”.  In California and other states, the crime is called “driving under the influence” of alcohol or drugs.  This means that a driver does not have to be drunk to […]

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HARSH LAW AND QUESTIONABLE PROCEEDINGS CAUSED CRUEL DEPORTATION

Article 17-14 ¡No Se Deje! Julio Maldonado became a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U. S. when he was 3 years old and maintained that status for 39 years.  He was engaged to be married to an American and his entire extended family is here in this country.  Until the time of the incident […]

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VISA AVAILABLE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Article 17-13 ¡No Se Deje! In 2002, the Congress of the United States created the U-Visa for undocumented immigrants that are victims of specified serious crimes.  Qualifying immigrants who are at least 21 years old can apply for visas for their spouses and children as well.  The law also allows people who have temporary non-immigrant […]

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Undocumented Immigrants, Workers’ Compensation, and California’s Economy

President Trump has taken a firm stance against illegal immigration, and some Californians worry what this will mean for the state’s economy and large population of undocumented immigrants. President Trump has already vowed to hire more than 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, complete a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and restrict […]

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EMPLOYERS CANNOT ASK ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS IN DISCRIMINATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

Article 17-12 ¡No Se Deje!   An undocumented immigrant filed a federal complaint against her employer for sexual harassment.  In the complaint, filed with the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she claimed that she was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor.  She also claimed that after she complained about the sexual harassment, her […]

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