In a 2-1 decision against retail clothing store Tillys, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled that “on-call” employees are entitled to “reporting time pay” as soon as they are required to report for work. The Recorder, Yahoo Finance, Law360, San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate turned to Partner Patrick McNicholas and [Read More]
If you or a loved one lost your home in a recent California wildfire, you may find that the payout from your homeowner’s insurance is not enough to rebuild your home. It’s crucial that you understand your options for recovery.
Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Juan Victoria obtained a $1 million policy limit settlement on behalf of a semi-truck driver who was rear-ended by another semi-truck while he was dropping off cargo at the Port of Los Angeles, and sustained a neck and back injury.
In the BuzzFeed article “The Nation’s Biggest Utility Has Filed For Bankruptcy After Devastating California Wildfires,” Partner Patrick McNicholas discussed the impact PG&E’s bankruptcy filing will have on pending litigation brought by victims of the 2018 Paradise fire. “Given the scope of the recent fires, bankruptcy wasn’t unexpected,” said McNicholas. However, he noted that victims [Read More]
Partner Matthew McNicholas will present at Wagner Legal Group’s January CLE event on January 31st to discuss his recent multimillion-dollar employment verdict against the LAFD, and employment cases in general. The CLE event will be hosted at Wagner Legal Group’s office from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. To RSVP for this event, click HERE. Wagner [Read More]
Partners John McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas and Patrick McNicholas, and Senior Lawyer Juan Victoria were selected as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers for their work in employment and labor, personal injury and business litigation. Patrick has been included on the list since 2004, and John and Matt have been named Super Lawyers since 2005. This is [Read More]
Two of Partner Matthew McNicholas’ settlements were ranked among TopVerdict.com’s Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017. In Jackman v. City of Los Angeles, Matt secured a $900,000 settlement on behalf of an LAPD officer who was harassed and discriminated against in response to a request for medical leave. Matt also secured a [Read More]
On September 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal handed over a major victory to the ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies Inc. in a battle between Uber and a class of thousands of Uber drivers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors. In the lawsuit, the Uber drivers claimed Uber had been successfully skirting labor [Read More]
Consumers have turned to e-cigarettes as an alternative way to get a nicotine fix without the harmful effects of smoking a traditional cigarette. However, defective e-cigarettes pose an entirely new set of risks that have become increasingly dangerous. In 2017, more than 120 lawsuits were filed in the United States by plaintiffs who were either [Read More]
Attorneys Hold Press Conference Demanding Justice for Deadliest Wildfire in California History CHICO, CA – Trial law firms Frantz Law Group, APLC; McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP; and Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Lonnie Walker and several other surviving families against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for [Read More]
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