New California Vessel Operator Card Requirements

As we head into Memorial Day weekend and kick off the summer season, many Californians head to local lakes, bays, and other waterways for fun, fishing, and relaxation. Beginning in 2018, however, Californians heading out on the water will need to meet new education requirements in order to lawfully operate an engine powered vessel. California Senate Bill 941(link is external) was signed … Read More

LSNC Wishes Jacob Smith Bon Voyage!

The long-time Managing Attorney for Legal Services of Northern California’s Redwood Regional office, which serves Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, will retire on May 31, 2016.  Mr. Smith is a graduate of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1973. He has been providing legal assistance to the Redwood Region since 1979, where … Read More

Measure Z and Public Safety

Part of the funds generated from Humboldt County voters passage of Measure Z includes approximately $1.8 million for fire-fighting needs throughout the county. These funds are being distributed through the Humboldt County Fire Chiefs’ Association to the various fire departments in our area.  The majority of firefighters in our county serve in volunteer fire departments, which are constantly in need … Read More

Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation Informational Sessions May 11 in Arcata

Wednesday, May 11, the California Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation will offer two identical informational sessions at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata, located at 1301 D Street.  Janssen Malloy LLP attorneys will be attending the first session, from 4:30-5:45 pm.  A second session will take place from 6:15-7:30 pm.  These informational sessions are open to the public and … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Criminal Restitution Award Upheld on Appeal

In People v. Clark, Janssen Malloy LLP represented a victim of a sexual assault.  Pursuant to statute, victims of Penal Code (PC) section 288 are entitled to recover in criminal courts for pain and suffering as part of restitution.  PC section 1202.4(f)(3)(F) provides for the recovery of non-economic losses, including but not limited to psychological harm caused by a violation of … Read More

In Fenimore, The Court of Appeals Limits The Scope of Worsham

In Worsham v. O’Connor Hospital (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 331, a patient brought an action against a hospital for elder abuse claiming that, as a result of understaffing and undertraining at the hospital, Worsham suffered a fall, breaking her hip.  In a case nearly devoid of analysis, the Worsham court held that allegations of inadequate staffing were nothing more than allegations of “professional negligence” and … Read More

Advocating for Victims in a Companion Criminal Case

Often in personal injury and wrongful death cases the District Attorney’s (“DA”) office will be in a position to consider filing criminal charges.  In such circumstances the attorney you hire to represent you in the civil case should protect your rights and give voice to your concerns in the associated criminal case.  The concept of crime victims having specific rights in … Read More

The County’s Big Cleanup: Retirement, Remediate, and Relocate

Humboldt County’s recently passed Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (MMLUO) includes a provision to encourage growers to come out of the hills and relocate medical marijuana cultivation sites from marginally productive and environmentally sensitive areas to parcels more suitable for agricultural production. Under Section 55.14.4 of the MMLUO, cultivation sites located on parcels zoned TC, FR, TPZ, U, RA, AG or … Read More

BPA Added to California Prop 65 List

Beginning this spring, Californians can expect to be flooded with even more Prop 65 warnings on the goods they purchase, thanks to the addition of bisphenol-A (BPA) to the Proposition 65 list. Proposition 65 (formally known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”) aims to protect California consumers by reducing exposures to chemicals that may cause … Read More

Physician Report Thyself

Occasionally it happens that a physician who has worked incredibly hard throughout his or her life runs into legal trouble.  When those troubles includes any criminal element—if for example a physician is charged by information or indictment with a felony or pleads to or is convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony — the physician’s obligation is to self-report to … Read More