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 … Read More

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); … Read More

The U.S. Government is the Defendant: How to Proceed

When a person is injured through the negligence of an employee of the United States government, there are special procedural hoops to jump through to hold the government accountable and obtain just compensation.  Claims against the United States government must be made pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”), codified at  28 United States Code section 1346, et seq.  … Read More

Advertising for Cannabis? Know the Rules

If you are going to be advertising your wares as a cannabis licensee, pay attention. Any advertising or promoting of commercial cannabis must identify the licensee responsible for the advertising content, including the responsible licensee’s state license number. In addition, all advertising and promoting of commercial cannabis must not:  Be published or disseminated while a licensee’s license is suspended; Be … Read More

The California Medical Board’s Year in Review

The California Medical Board (“Board”) published its year in review for 2018-2019.  The entire report can be found here(link is external). Of interest, the Board’s administrative actions against licensees have increased since last year, and the numbers of disciplinary outcomes—revocations and probations—has increased.  And, even though the vertical enforcement model ended on January 1, 2019, the model is still used in … Read More

Beware of “Medicare” Scammers

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time (ending December 7) when Medicare users decide whether to keep their coverage or go with another plan.  It is also a time of increased scams directed at seniors, aimed at getting personal and billing information from seniors.  Please gently remind the seniors in your life not to provide Medicare … Read More

Sexual Conduct Reporting to Professional Licensing Boards

It is now the law in California that all health care facilities and “other entities” report any written allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct, made by a patient, against a licensee within 15 days of receiving the complaint. The new law, which responds to USC’s gynecological patient scandal, began as Senate Bill 425 in the 2019 – 2020 legislative year, … Read More

Cannabis Business Updates at Both Federal Level and State Level

The Cannabis Industry got a big bump recently on the federal level with the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow banks to do business with cannabis related businesses. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, known as the SAFE Banking Act, passed the House of Representatives on September 25, 2019 by a vote of … Read More

Has the Plaintiff Been “Made Whole?”

What happens when a person is seriously injured, but their medical expenses far exceed what can be recovered from the defendant’s insurance coverage?  Can the injured person’s health insurance carrier get all the money back they paid for their medical care, even if that leaves the person not fully compensated (not “made whole”)?  The language of the insurance contract itself … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP’s Geographic Reach in Personal Injury Cases

We as a firm are proud of our roots in and connection to the Humboldt County community. It is no coincidence that our office looks out at the County Courthouse, a fact that becomes especially helpful when we are in trial across the street. However, while we are without a doubt a Humboldt County law firm, our practice and present-day … Read More