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Nigel Whitehead

New California Laws for Drivers – No Smoking

Every year there are new state laws passed. A few new laws this year affect drivers. I have previously blogged about the new "hands-free" law for use of a cellular phone while driving. But, did you…

Nigel Whitehead

Are There Really More Personal Injury Lawsuits?

It seems as if almost daily we are told that the proliferation of personal injury lawsuits will be the ruin of Western civilization as we know it. This propaganda is generated by a host of…

Nigel Whitehead

Blue Shield Settlement in Wrongful Recision Case

Blue Shield has settled wrongful recision claims against it by the Department of Managed Health Care. The DMHC alleged that Blue Shield wrongfully engaged in "post-claims underwriting". When some…

Nigel Whitehead

Los Angeles School Officials Fired over Failed Molestation Investigation

Yesterday I wrote about the tragic case in Los Angeles where Steve Rooney, an Assistant Principal was arrested on charges of molesting a student. It had been reported that Rooney had been previously…

Nigel Whitehead

Suing Los Angeles School District for Molestation by Teacher

The number of teacher/pupil sexual misconduct incidents is staggering. The United States Department of Education commissioned a study that found that nearly 10% of all students in the United States…

Nigel Whitehead

Amazing Display of Sportsmanship

This isn’t a legal story, but sometimes a story is just too good to ignore.
Saturday, Western Oregon University senior softball player, Sara Tucholsky, hit a home run in a game against Central…

Ray Mattison

California Doctors and Hospitals Join Blue Cross Rescission – Cancellation Class Actions

Seeking unpaid medical bills, Hospitals and Doctors join consumer class actions against Blue Cross over the rescission – cancellation of health insurance coverage of thousands of Californians.

Nigel Whitehead

Man Sentenced for Molesting 15 year-old Girl

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced to 7 years in prison for molesting a 15 year-old girl.
Perhaps it is just because I have represented several victims of abuse in civil suits against their…

Ray Mattison

Governor Schwarznegger joins opponents of Blue Cross Blue Shield rescission practices.

California’s Governor condemns Blue Cross and Blue Shield for rescinding health insurance coverage.

Ray Mattison

Blue Cross Must Face Juries in Health Plan Cancellation Cases

Court of Appeals rejects attempts of Blue Cross of California to avoid a jury trial in a class action brought by consumers whose health policies were canceled after they incurred large medical bills.