LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

July 2021 - Issue 35
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Riding Bicycles Safely this Summer

It is officially summertime!  After the challenges of 2020, lots of people are excited to get out and about this summer.  For many, that means taking to the streets and trails on a bicycle.  Learning to ride a bicycle is something that most of us learn how to do.  Learning to ride a bicycle safely, however, is something that is not.  Riding a bicycle can be dangerous, especially in a city setting.  Following these safety tips can help you reduce the risk of being seriously injured in a bicycle accident.

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Injured Workers Are Protected, Even if Employer Is Uninsured

Workers’ compensation law was written to protect both workers and employers when an injury occurs on the job.  Having workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees is considered so important that it is required by law for any business that has one or more employees.  Failure to have workers’ compensation insurance can result in extensive fines and criminal prosecution with possible jail time. If a business does not purchase workers’ compensation insurance for its employees, any employee injured on the job can also sue the business for damages.

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Supreme Court Rejects Johnson & Johnson Appeal of $2 Billion Talc Verdict

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder and other J&J talc-based products have been linked to ovarian cancer, leading to thousands of lawsuits and many multi-million dollar jury verdicts.  One such case was decided in July 2018, where 22 women and their families were awarded $4.7 billion by a Missouri jury.  The original award included $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages, which was later reduced to about $2 billion overall. 

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979 Arrested by CHP for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

Hundreds of drivers across California were arrested by California Highway Patrol (CHP) on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) over Memorial Day weekend.  CHP had announced a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) would be in effect for the entirety of the weekend from Friday 6:01 p.m. through Monday 11:59 p.m.  CHP stated that 979 arrests were made during the 78-hour MEP.  CHP will be conducting a similar MEP this upcoming Independence Day weekend from 6:00 pm July 3rd through midnight July 5th.

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San Gabriel Valley Master Key Episodes
June

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, bankruptcy and debt relief, and intellectual property.  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.