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loss of consortium

After your spouse suffers a devastating injury or passes away due to a third party’s negligence, where can you turn? After you’ve had a chance to process your loss, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Asserting your rights against the person who injured or killed your partner is an important part of the […]

No-fault state California

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, the type of car insurance you have probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. You’ll first want to make sure you and your passengers are safe. You may also want to seek medical attention and get a lawyer. But once the immediate frenzy of the accident […]

Joint and several liability in California

The doctrine of joint and several liability applies in a personal injury case when one or more defendants are deemed responsible for the accident that caused the victim’s injury.  Joint and several liability mean that the victim can pursue litigation against multiple people even when each one caused only a small percentage of the harm. […]

california slip and fall settlement

One of the most important steps in negotiating a slip-and-fall injury settlement is understanding what your claim is worth. Insurance companies and lawyers alike may rely on an algorithm or a slip-and-fall personal injury calculator to value your claim. How much would it take for you to settle your lawsuit rather than go to trial? […]

how much compensation can you get for wrongful termination

If you have suffered the stress and burdens of wrongful termination, you’re probably looking for easy answers to your questions about your legal options. A big question is, how much compensation can you get for wrongful termination in a complaint or lawsuit? This question does not have an easy answer because award amounts for wrongful […]

California statute of limitation for wrongful termination

Being wrongfully terminated from your job can be devastating and hard to process, but you must act quickly to protect your rights after termination. You have limited time to file a complaint or lawsuit for wrongful termination before you lose your right to receive compensation. This limited amount of time is called a statute of […]

California statute of limitation for wrongful termination

Discrimination in the workplace against employees who belong to certain classes is illegal in California. Unfortunately, some victims think that getting justice for workplace discrimination is too complicated. So they just drop the issue. If you’re feeling discriminated against at work, Starpoint Employment Law has provided this easy-to-follow guide to help you decide if you […]

what is quid pro quo california

The phrase “quid pro quo” is Latin for “what for what” or “something for something.” In common usage, quid pro quo refers to the giving of one thing of value in return for another thing of value. Quid pro quo is a basic element of contract formation.  Is quid pro quo illegal? It can be, […]

employment laws california

The pandemic and focus on social issues in 2020 brought to light many holes in worker protections nationwide. The state legislature updated California employee laws to shift focus to greater worker protections. This article explores some of the more important updates to California employment law. Minimum Wage California minimum wage increases to $15.00 by the […]

what to do after being fired in california

Being fired from a job can be a harrowing experience, especially when an employee has done nothing wrong. In many cases, employees leave the job site unaware that they are entitled to certain benefits. In addition, because California presumes most employment relationships are at will, a recently terminated employee may be under the mistaken belief […]