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