AB 1950 Rewrites Probation Length

Continuing the decade-long criminal justice reform in California kicked off by AB 109, the so-called Realignment bill, AB 1950 limits, with several exceptions, the length of a term of probation in misdemeanor cases to one year and in felony cases to two years. As to misdemeanors, the most notable exception is that DUIs will continue to require a term of … Read More

More News for Employers in the Covid-19 Era

As of December 31, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (“CSPSL”) expired.  California employers continue to have exclusion pay requirements under the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“Cal/OSHA”) COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (“ETS”). And, although the FFCRA has expired, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) extends tax credits to … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Partner Becomes Board Member

Janssen Malloy LLP partner Amelia Burroughs is the newest board member to the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals. The Academy is an attorney organization whose members represent health care providers and hospital medical staffs in any number of administrative law matters, such as peer review, licensing, and other regulatory matters.

Questions About Immigration Status Are Off Limits in Personal Injury Cases

In 2016 California passed AB 2159, which vastly improves access to justice for personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs who are undocumented. Codified as Evidence Code sections 351.2, the law states: “In a civil action for personal injury or wrongful death, evidence of a person’s immigration status shall not be admitted into evidence, nor shall discovery into a person’s immigration … Read More

Preserving Public Benefits for Seriously Injured Personal Injury Clients

Catastrophically injured people are faced with very difficult financial consequences, one of which can be the loss of eligibility for public benefits if they receive a recovery in a personal injury action.  Often, the achievable recovery falls short of what would fairly compensate them, especially when their injuries are permanent, such as significant traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) or amputation of … Read More

Happy Holidays from Janssen Malloy LLP

The attorneys and staff at Janssen Malloy LLP would like to wish our fellow members of the North Coast community, and our clients, friends, and colleagues farther afield peace and good health this holiday season. To those who suffered loss this year, we extend our deepest sympathies and hope that the New Year will provide healing and renewal. In 2021 … Read More

Pursuing a Judgment: Debtor’s Exam

Most lawyers think obtaining a good trial result is the hard part, but in some cases there is a whole additional chapter to achieving justice and compensation for injured clients.  Once the trial result becomes a judgment, and the judgment is recorded against the defendant, the next step is personally serving the judgment debtor with notice of a debtor’s exam.  … Read More

The CARE Act and Sealing Arrest Records

According to the California Department of Justice, in 2019 law enforcement made 7,113 arrests in Humboldt County. For many of those arrests, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges, or filed charges but later dismissed the case against the criminal defendant, leaving a paper trail showing that person was arrested, albeit never convicted. Employers are prohibited by law from … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP welcomes back Willie Stein

Janssen Malloy LLP is proud and excited to announce the return of attorney William “Willie” H. Stein to the firm. Willie worked for us as an associate right after he graduated from University of California at Davis Law school, but we knew when we hired him we would only have him for a year, due to his previous commitment to … Read More