What Is the Difference between a TBI and a Concussion?

An injury sustained in the brain can result in long-term, serious health complications. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually initiated by physical trauma that also causes unconsciousness. A slightly less severe form of brain injury is a concussion. The symptoms of a…

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How Can I Prove I’m Being Discriminated Against Because of My Age?

Employers sometimes have stereotypes and preconceived notions about individuals based on their age alone. These ideas lead to generalizations about a person’s capabilities, health, and potential productivity, particularly for individuals over the age of 40. In California, it is illegal to discriminate…

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My Car Was Hit By a Car, But the Other Person Got Hurt; What Happens Now?

In the immediate aftermath of a car crash, what to do next can be uncertain. The general feeling after a car accident for everyone involved is shock, even if there are no apparent injuries among the parties. However, in the instance where…

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California Leads the Way in Protecting Hairstyles in the Workplace

California recently added new protections against discrimination beyond those afforded by Title VII. The state’s new law, referred to as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, went into effect on January 1st with the support of…

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Cannabis Smoke and Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Added to Prop 65 List for Reproductive Toxicity

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – often referred to as Prop 65 – contains a list of approximately 900 different substances that can lead to cancer, reproductive harm, or birth defects. California recently added cannabis (marijuana) smoke…

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AB5 Was Supposed to Bring Changes – Just Not the Ones It Has

When Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) was signed by Governor Newsom in September 2019, labor and workers’ rights activists cheered. The new law would ensure protections for workers who passed the “ABC” test by forcing employers to classify those workers as employees rather…

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KTNQ 1020AM Interviews Senior Lawyer Juan C. Victoria on Lead Poisoning and Exposure in Los Angeles

Senior Lawyer Juan C. Victoria appeared on KTNQ 1020AM to speak about the legal, financial and community impact of lead exposure in Los Angeles. In an interview with Tu Voz en Los Angeles (Your Voice in Los Angeles) hosts, Juan shared his…

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Los Angeles Daily News Reports on McNicholas & McNicholas LLP’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against Riverside Fire Department

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Doug Winter  filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former Riverside Fire Department (RFD) firefighter who was allegedly fired in retaliation for requesting reasonable accommodations for an on-duty injury he suffered in 2017. The lawsuit alleges…

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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…

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Five McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP Attorneys Selected as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

Partners John McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, Senior Lawyer Juan Victoria and Associate Jeffrey Lamb were selected as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers for their work in employment and labor, personal injury and business litigation. This marks Patrick’s 16th, Matt and John’s…

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