Physician Probation Disclosure

SB 1448 (authored by Senator Hill) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 19, 2018.  The new law, effective July 2019, requires physicians who are on probation with a licensing agency, such as the Medical and Osteopathic Boards of California, to provide patients with a disclosure prior to a patient’s first visit.  The disclosure must be in … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Obtains $250,000 Recovery for Client Injured on Moped

Janssen Malloy LLP partner Michael Crowley last week obtained a $250,000 recovery for a client seriously injured when a truck turned left from the middle lane of a three lane, crosstown Eureka street into the moped he was operating.  Michael Ripley was in the far left lane of I Street in Eureka, CA, when the defendant truck driver suddenly turned left … Read More

New Mental Health Diversion in CA Criminal Cases

AB 1810, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Brown this past summer and codified as Penal Code section 1001.36(link is external), is among California’s raft of recent criminal justice reforms. The law provides for pretrial diversion of individuals with specific DSM-V diagnoses if the defendant agrees to engage in a mental health treatment program targeting his or … Read More

Introducing Our Newest Colleague, William H. Stein, Esq.

Among the many things we at Janssen Malloy LLP are thankful for this holiday, we’re glad to welcome William H. (“Willie”) Stein to our firm as our newest attorney and colleague. Willie is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law, Class of 2018 and originally hails from Lawrence, Kansas. He brings with him an outstanding record of academic achievement, … Read More

Permitting Considerations When Purchasing a Cannabis Farm

Lately, there has been an uptick in the number of cannabis farms holding either a local or state license being bought and sold throughout the County. From a regulatory perspective, purchasing a cannabis farm presents issues with respect to business continuity, disclosure requirements, and other responsible agency requirements for transfer of required permits and authorizations. The following is a brief … Read More

A Full Toolbox to Investigate Your Personal Injury Claim

You pick yourself up off the ground and assess your injuries. You will surely need medical attention, which is rarely cheap in 2018. Who is responsible? When you fall prey to a dangerous condition on public property, whether it is an improperly maintained street, a hole in the sidewalk, or one of many dangers associated with public utilities, it is … Read More

Eye Can See Clearly, Now with AB 443

This legislative session resulted in changes to California’s Optometry Practice Act, which regulates the practice of optometry.  New law in the form of signed and enrolled AB 443 means that California optometrists can now provide habilitative optometric services, use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for certain purposes, perform intravenous injection for the purpose of performing ocular angiography under limited circumstances, and treat … Read More

Cow Collisions: Liability of Livestock Owners

Rural areas like Humboldt County have ranching and cattle production as part of the local economy, but most motorists don’t reasonably expect to encounter livestock loose on Highway 101.  But that is exactly what a current client of Janssen Malloy LLP partner Michael Crowley faced late this past summer, when a large black shape suddenly appeared in front of her … Read More

Developing a Wage Loss Claim in a Personal Injury Case

One type of damages that is very common in personal injury cases, such as in a motor vehicle collision, is lost wages. Unfortunately, employers are inconsistent about the type of records they keep and therefore what might be readily available for an employee who has been injured outside the course and scope of employment to provide to document their losses … Read More