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School District liability: are there different duties between negligent hiring versus negligent supervision? Doe v. Anderson Union High School District

May 20, 2022 Blog

By Eric Ganci


This starts with the horrible set of facts: a high school teacher has sex (or any kind of sexual relationship) with a high school student.

In the law, there can be a personal criminal action taken against the teacher.

A lawyer representing both the Insurance Company and the Defendant Driver: is that unethical? Simonyan v. Nationwide decision

By Eric Ganci

Picture this: you are driving and cause a car crash (Defendant’s usually call it a car accident, but accidents imply no person is at fault). Let’s say this Defendant Driver feels bad and wants to use her insurance to pay for the car crash…but her Insurance Company does not want to pay…does that create a conflict of interest between the Attorney that represents both the Insurance Company (as a company) and the Defendant Driver (as a person)?

May 19 is Bike to Work Day – A discussion on bike safety

By Eric Ganci

May 19, 2022, SANDAG (The San Diego Association of Governments) is holding the annual Bike to Work Day, as part of Bike Month.

Per SANDAG “Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event, celebrated locally on the third Thursday in May.

Does the Berroteran II decision affect how we should notice depositions of parties to our case?

May 9, 2022 Blog

March 7, 2022, the California Supreme Court decided Berroteran II v. Superior Court, cited as 12 Cal.5th 867.

The holding is important, but particular as it relates to whether a party can use a deposition of a party who is unavailable for trial, per California Evidence Code 1291(a)(2).

What Are the School Bus Laws in California?

April 29, 2022 Personal injury

Since school bus accidents can be devastating, California has laws in place designed to protect children, bus drivers, and other vehicles. Therefore, it is critical for every driver sharing the road to have an understanding of the following school bus laws. 

Can You Sue for a Minor Dog Bite Injury in California?

April 29, 2022 Personal injury

After a dog bite injury in California, the pet’s owner is liable for the accident, even if it is minor. In other words, yes, you can sue for a minor dog bite injury.

Is Lane Splitting Legal in California?

April 29, 2022 Personal injury

California is actually the only state where lane splitting is legal, at least without restrictions. Other states, such as Utah and Montana, have laws that allow lane-splitting but refer to it as “lane filtering,” which is only legal under certain, highly restricted conditions.

What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

April 29, 2022 Personal injury

Concussions are typically categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and are not life-threatening in most cases. However, there can be long-term effects that do not resolve within a few weeks or months.

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