2020 April

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Articles in this issue:
Discovery in nursing-home abuse cases

Discovery in nursing-home abuse cases

The Elder Abuse Act provides enhanced remedies, but the complexity of discovery requires a vigilant and thorough approach

Jeff Aidikoff
Katrina Runyan

2020 April


Don’t lose focus

Online focus groups can highlight case strengths and weaknesses, and at less cost than traditional focus groups

Miles B. Cooper

2020 April


Profile: Kimberly Wong

Profile: Kimberly Wong

Quiet by nature, her meticulous preparation moves defendants towards substantial settlements, often in catastrophic cases

Stephen Ellison

2020 April


Appellate Reports

Supreme Court holds that plaintiffs do not lose standing to pursue PAGA claims against their employer by settling their individual claims

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2020 April


Articulating general damages for your elderly client

When our clients are elderly, forgetful, diagnosed with dementia, or have passed, we must be very wary of the defense hiring experts to minimize their loss

Robert Simon
Sean O’Neill

2020 April


Sexual abuse in skilled-nursing facilities

Sexual abuse in skilled-nursing facilities

The laws governing elder abuse and neglect cases provide sexual-abuse victims with many avenues for recovery

Louanne Masry

2020 April


Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act – Litigation 101

Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act – Litigation 101

Understanding the basics and avoiding the pitfalls in litigating claims of neglect and abuse for elderly and dependent adults

Denisse O. Gastélum

2020 April


The “concealed trap” exception to governmental immunities

This exception can be a useful tool to hew a path through the thicket of immunities thrown up by California’s Government Code

Daniel B. Pleasant

2020 April


Ruminations on life and 30 years of elder law: Holding the line

Ruminations on life and 30 years of elder law: Holding the line

Six days into “sheltering at home,” …it is more important than ever to be engaged, joyful, and grateful that we plaintiffs’ attorneys are in service to others by choice

Sanford I. Horowitz

2020 April

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