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Tag: California

Dog Bites Man

A recent study performed by the insurance industry says dog bite claims in 2011 cost the industry $478.9 million, a 12 percent increase from 2010. Specifically, State Farm California had 527 dog bite claims and paid more than $20.3 million as a result. This is a 31% increase in claims over 2010

Judicial Hellholes

California Employers Breathe ‘Huge Sigh of Relief’

A recent California Supreme Court ruling provides the state’s employers with greater flexibility in operating their establishments. It will help to curb wage-and-hour class actions in the state, allowing many employers to “breathe a huge sigh of relief.” The Court’s decision may indicate a trend of fair rulings for California businesses.

Points of Light

Los Angeles Newscast Catches ADA Fraudster on Daily Hike

Local TV new cameras recently caught a Los Angeles area serial plaintiff out for his daily hike, even though the scores of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits he’s filed against small businesses there claim he’s disabled by “end-stage emphysema” and largely confined to a wheelchair


2019 Judicial Hellhole Report

Every year we shine a light on the worst of the worst. Since its inception in 2002, the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes® program has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts have been radically out of balance.

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