“No one should suffer by the act of another” and other Maxims found at Civil Code sections 3509-3548
“It’s in the Maxims of Jurisprudence!” he exclaimed.
“Look them up, in the Civil Code.”
I rifled through my four-in-one book… “Found them!”
We laughed and awkwardly high-fived, both of us a bit delirious from our late-night trial prep. I was a young second chair getting to...Read More
If your employer is not paying for your expenses related to work, you may be entitled to compensation. California Labor Code section 2802(a) requires that employers reimburse employees for reasonable business expenses incurred in direct consequence of the discharge of their duties. That means if you spend money to do your work, your employer should be paying for it. The purpose of the law is...Read More
If you fall and get injured, you may have a claim against the owner of the property where you fell. This is called a premises liability claim.
Our legal definition to prove a claim is based on the same ideas of any claim for negligence: we need to show that a property owner had a duty to you, the owner breached or failed to follow that duty, the failure caused your injury, and you were...Read More
Have you received medical treatment that caused you or a loved one to be injured? This is an upsetting and scary situation to face, and you may be struggling to understand your rights. Depending on the medical care you received, you may have claims against medical care providers. These claims are called medical negligence or medical malpractice. Common types of claims include failure...Read More
If your landlord or property manager is not taking care of your home, it can be a very frustrating and upsetting time. California state law requires that a landlord keep your rental unit safe, habitable, and livable.
The law lists issues that are considered “untenantable,” which means unlivable:
Waterproofing and weather protection, including unbroken windows and doors
Plumbing, gas,...Read More
Buy Your Own Coverage!
No one wants to get into an auto accident, but you should be protected if one does happen. First, your insurance has to be current. Second, you need uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage, commonly called UIM coverage. This is money to pay you if the other driver doesn’t have any insurance or not enough to cover your damages.
Your insurance company is required...Read More
What if I my employer is not following the safety rules at work?
If your employer is not following safety rules, you have the right to speak up. You can tell your employer if you believe your workplace is unsafe or unhealthy. And you have the right to report your employer to the appropriate government agency. Based on the type of complaint it can be to the federal government, which is...Read More