January 2020

Doctors Beware of Phone Scams

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, a new fraud scheme aimed at licensees of the state, including the Medical and Osteopathic Boards of California, is making the rounds. Callers pretend to be Board investigators, threaten arrest or suspension of a medical license, and then demand money to resolve the matter.  Don’t fall for this! And, for those of you with connections to retired or aging licensees, please make sure they’re aware that this is a scam.

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Jeff Slack as Partner

Janssen Malloy LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of Jeff Slack to partner. With an interest in land use and business law, Jeff took over the firm’s dynamic cannabis regulatory practice, steering a multitude of clients through the permitting and licensing process. He also represents clients in real estate and transactional matters, and he advises on all aspects of business—from development through dissolution.  Born and raised in Humboldt County, Jeff returned after receiving his undergraduate degree in economics and his J.D.

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Stacking of UIM Coverages: Not a New Board Game

Most people don’t think of uninsured ("UM")/underinsured ("UIM") coverages when they hear the word “stacking;” but California’s Insurance Code prohibits “stacking” of UM/UIM coverages.  UM/UIM coverages become important when a person is injured by someone operating a motor vehicle who is uninsured or underinsured.  Suppose our client is hit by an uninsured driver (often the case with drunk driver defendants); in that circumstance, we’d look to our own client’s auto liability policy, which (hopefully) has uninsured motorist coverage.  That coverage would provide compensation for our client’s da

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