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  • New Second Appellate District Court of Appeal Opinion Upholds the Constitutionality of Senate Bill No. 1437, Petition for Resentencing Under Penal Code section 1170.95
    New Second Appellate District Court of Appeal Opinion Upholds the Constitutionality of Senate Bill No. 1437, Petition for Resentencing Under Penal Code section 1170.95

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1437 which made important amendments to Penal Code sections 188 and 189. [1] Senate Bill No. 1437 also added Penal Code section ...

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  • California “Dog Bite” Law: Does the
    California “Dog Bite” Law: Does the "One Bite" Rule Apply in California and When is a Dog Owner Liable?

    CA "Dog Bite" Law Explained California “dog bite” law is governed by Civil Code § 3342 and imposes strict liability on dog owners. This means that a dog owner in California is civilly liable for ...

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  • Department of Health Care Services’ Right to Reimbursement of Medical Expenses Covered on Behalf of a Medi-Cal
    Department of Health Care Services’ Right to Reimbursement of Medical Expenses Covered on Behalf of a Medi-Cal

    When a plaintiff asserting a bodily injury claim against a third party has had medical treatment expenses relating to the injury covered by Medi-Cal, the Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) ...

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  • How to Maximize Your Bodily Injury Award Recovery
    How to Maximize Your Bodily Injury Award Recovery

    Steps to Maximizing After you have been injured and have made the decision to pursue a bodily injury claim for damages, the actions that you take post-injury can dramatically affect your ultimate ...

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  • How to Pursue a Claim Under Your “Uninsured Motorist Coverage”
    How to Pursue a Claim Under Your “Uninsured Motorist Coverage”

    Unfortunately, not every driver on the road has adequate auto insurance as required by law. If an uninsured or underinsured motorist is at fault for a motor vehicle collision you are involved in and ...

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  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Installation Information
    Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Installation Information

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) controls the Ignition Interlock Device Program (“IIDP”). For persons arrested and/or convicted of an offense involving driving under the influence, driving ...

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