What To Do When the Car Accident Wasn’t Your Fault

When you’re involved in a car accident, your mind immediately jumps to who was at fault. When the at-fault driver isn’t you, how do you proceed? Under California Vehicle Code Section 16029, every driver must be able to show proof of financial responsibility. In other words, you’re required to have car insurance so that if [Read More]

Philip Morris Won’t Die, But Its Customers Will

For years, the tobacco industry marketed their products under loose regulations. As a result of a 1999 lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), cigarette and tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris landed itself in trouble with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The company was found guilty of targeting children and fraudulently [Read More]

I Think My Employer Is Discriminating Against Me. What Do I Do?

If an employer or co-worker makes your life miserable because he or she views you as “different” and acts on this attitude in a negative manner, and this behavior is consistent and systemic, you can file a lawsuit for employment discrimination. An employee’s salary was lowered because his boss learned he was gay A recent [Read More]

Help Is Here for Renters Threatened by Rent Increases

A new law, AB-1482, was passed on October 8, 2019, limiting the amount that landlords can increase rent under each renewal term.  No one should be forced to endure living in a filthy or dangerous home without basic services, much less pay rent increases while the value of what you’re paying for decreases. Every issue [Read More]

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, KTLA, Telemundo and More Report on $13.5 Billion Settlement with PG&E to Compensate Wildfire Victims

As reported by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, KTLA, Telemundo, and more, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, along with Frantz Law Group and Bridgford Gleason Artinian, helped secure a $13.5 billion settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to compensate victims of wildfires caused by the utility company’s faulty equipment and [Read More]

McNicholas & McNicholas Secures $750,000 Settlement in Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Partner Matthew McNicholas secured a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a sheriff’s deputy who was retaliated against after reporting what he believed was inappropriate favorable treatment of an inmate. The lawsuit alleged that an administrator in the sheriff’s department used his influence to transfer an inmate (an former golf pro) to the sheriff’s Avalon Station [Read More]

Law Firms Secure $13.5B Settlement From PG&E For Wildfire Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Melanie Lilly-Buster Berbay Marketing & PR (310) 405-7331 SANTA ROSA, CA (December 7, 2019) – Trial law firms McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, Frantz Law Group, APLC and Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian were among a group of attorneys who have secured a $13.5 billion settlement from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to [Read More]

Lawsuit Filed Against LADWP for Getty Fire

–Government claim alleges fire was predictable, avoidable and the result of LADWP’s active contribution to a failing infrastructure and increasing wildfire risk – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Melanie Lilly-Buster Berbay Marketing & PR (310) 405-7331 LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2019) – Trial law firms McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, Frantz Law Group, APLC and Bridgford, Gleason [Read More]