August 2021 - Issue 36
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Scott Warmuth is San Gabriel Valley's
Favorite Accident & Immigration Attorney

Scott Warmuth was voted the San Gabriel Valley's Favorite Accident & Immigration Attorney for 2021.  The designation comes from the annual Reader's Choice Awards from the San Gabriel Valley News Group.  Every year, readers of the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Whittier Daily News are invited to choose their favorite local restaurants, services, and businesses.

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth is very appreciative of the support given to our legal business from the local communities of the San Gabriel Valley.  Our goal is to provide the best service and outcomes possible for our clients, and this badge of community support will only continue to push us to further improve our business!

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Texas Judge Rules DACA Program Illegal

Last Friday, a federal judge in Texas declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created under the Obama administration as unlawful.  The new ruling allows existing DACA recipients to continue to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation but prevents the federal government from considering and approving new applications.  According to legal experts, even if a DACA application was submitted prior to the ruling, it can no longer be approved.

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Double+ Solid Lines on Freeway Mean Do Not Cross, Regardless of Color

Contrary to popular belief, it does not matter what color the solid lines separating carpool lanes from regular traffic are, nor how many solid lines there are.  For carpool lanes, two or more solid white lines and two or more solid yellow lines mean the same thing:  DO NOT CROSS.  Entering or exiting the carpool lane anywhere but the designated section is considered a moving violation and will result in a point against your driver's license.  The minimum fine is $490 and can even result in increased insurance premiums.

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$26 Billion Settlement Announced Over Opioids

Numerous states, including California, reached a settlement with four healthcare giants over claims that the companies were at least partially responsible for an opioid overdose epidemic.  Over the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from opioid overdose, including a record of 93,000 people last year.  Three pharmaceutical distributors: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation, would pay $21 billion over 18 years, and pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson would pay $5 billion over nine years under the maximum payout guidelines of the settlement.

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San Gabriel Valley Master Key Episodes

The San Gabriel Valley Master Key Podcast, with co-host attorney Scott Warmuth, features conversations with the people and business that make the San Gabriel Valley great. New episodes available every Tuesday on SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsiHeartRADIO, and YouTube!

April episodes now available:

Visit the San Gabriel Master Key Podcast website for more details.

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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, employment law, and bankruptcy and debt relief.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.