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Win for Employees in Federal Court

Posted on: September 5, 2016

A new ruling finds that certain arbitration agreements violate federal law. A recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit of Appeals — the federal appeals court for California and other states — issued a ruling on arbitration agreements that will likely be very helpful to employees who wish to sue their employers for wrongful termination, harassment […] read more →

Civil Litigation Basics

Posted on: September 1, 2016

If you’re involved in a lawsuit, it’s often helpful to understand what happens in each of the three phases of the civil litigation process. At the law firm of PLBSH, we handle a variety of civil law cases, including workers’ compensation, employment law, social security disability, personal injury, product liability and elder abuse cases.  Some […] read more →

In California, Cities Can Be Held Liable For Dangerous Intersections

Posted on: August 11, 2016

When a city knows or should know that an intersection is dangerous for drivers due to an obstructed view, a jury may hold them responsible for any accidents or injuries at that intersection. In car accident cases, assigning blame for the accident may seem like a simple matter: whoever was not driving carefully is the […] read more →

Back to School: What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Rights

Posted on: August 10, 2016

If your child has a disability, learn how you can protect them from discrimination at school. It’s that time of year again: time to send our kids back to school! Although many parents are excited for back to school time, it’s often a time of dread for parents of children with disabilities.  These parents are […] read more →

Social Security Disability Insurance and Invisible Disabilities

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Not all disabilities are visible — but you may still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have an invisible disability. Now more than ever before, Americans are recognizing that just because someone looks healthy does not mean that they actually are.  A disability does not have to be visible to exist.   These conditions […] read more →

Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Evictions

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Nursing homes are meant to be a safe haven for elderly Americans, but they are far too often a place where residents are abused or unlawfully evicted. For many Americans, placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is a difficult decision.  Will they be well cared-for and safe there?  What will their quality […] read more →

New LA Ordinances Provide Sick Leave Protection, Minimum Wage Hikes

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If you work in the city of Los Angeles, you are likely entitled to expanded sick leave protection under a new ordinance. In many cities and towns across the United States, employees struggle with how to handle illnesses and family emergencies.  Far too often, employers don’t provide adequate sick leave, so workers avoid taking off […] read more →

How Safe Are Self-Driving Cars?

Posted on: July 13, 2016

The family of a man killed while riding in a self-driving car has retained a lawyer.  Could the manufacturer be liable for injuries caused by these cars? Self-driving cars are the wave of the future — according to their manufacturers, that is.  These cars use technology to gauge the speed and distance of surrounding cars, […] read more →

Can an App Be Sued for a Car Accident?

Posted on: July 12, 2016

A Georgia lawsuit pushes the bounds of products liability litigation: suing an app manufacturer for encouraging unsafe driving. Most people are aware that you should not be using a smart phone while driving.  Many states have specific laws against text, surfing the web or using your phone at all while behind the wheel.  And for […] read more →

Yes, Men Can Be Sexually Harassed in the Workplace

Posted on: July 8, 2016

A growing number of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace, by both male and female co-workers and managers. For most people, when they think of sexual harassment in the workplace, their mind immediately jumps to an image of a woman being harassed or propositioned by a male coworker, supervisor or boss.  While most […] read more →

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