Impaired Earning Capacity (not Just Lost Wages)

Most people are familiar with the idea of lost wages: wages or income lost due to injury, for example.  Proving loss of future earnings in a personal injury case is not limited only to the amounts the injured person would have received in the future but for the injury; it also can include damages for “impaired earning capacity.”  The former … Read More

Partition: a Litigation Tool to Solve Co-Ownership Problems

Imagine having the good fortune to own a piece of Humboldt County real property, but being stuck with a co-owner (other than a spouse) so difficult that owning the property becomes more of a liability than an asset. Unfortunately, this is a somewhat common occurrence. For example, two people in a romantic relationship but remaining unmarried might purchase a home … Read More

No Temporary State Cannabis License? No Problem for a Provisional After Passage of SB 97

The way California is issuing state cannabis licenses is getting a makeover. Slow processing times for applications have dogged state cannabis regulators from approving the majority of applicants for state cannabis cultivation, retail, distribution, and manufacturing licenses. The time it takes the State to process annual applications can leave applicants out of compliance if temporary licenses expire while applicant’s annual … Read More

Defendant’s Insurer Has Offered the (Inadequate) Policy Limit: Now What?

An injured plaintiff does not get a vote on the amount of a defendant’s insurance policy coverage limits, and also didn’t get a vote on the defendant’s carelessness that rendered the plaintiff injured.  So when the defendant’s insurance carrier offers the defendant’s policy limits in a case where the plaintiff’s injuries and damages far exceed those coverage limits, what remedy … Read More

Think Your Facebook/Instagram Post is Private? Think Again

It is common these days for people (especially younger people) to post photos and information about themselves and their activities on Facebook, Instagram or other social network platforms.  When people post these photos and messages, they usually are not thinking that such information will be available to the opposing side in litigation should they get injured and be pursuing a … Read More

Got a Provisional License from CDFA: Now What?

Back in September 27, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1459, which allows the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to create a new “provisional” cannabis cultivation license as a bridge between temporary and annual cultivation licenses. A provisional license acts in the same manner as an annual license, except it is not renewable, as required in Business … Read More

Corporate Smokescreens Cannot Stop Janssen Malloy LLP’s Consumer Advocates

For businesses, one of the great safeguards against liability is the idea that a plaintiff injured by the business can only recover a judgment from the corporate entity that actually injured them. This is one of the primary reasons our legal system recognizes corporations- to encourage business innovation and enterprise without fear that the individuals operating the business could be … Read More

Victim of a Crime? Submit a Claim to the Victim Compensation Board

After experiencing the pain and indignity of a crime, a crime victim may be left attempting to navigate the court process and communicate with law enforcement and the district attorney’s office, which can be frustrating in its own right. Several of Janssen Malloy LLP’s attorneys have experience both in criminal and plaintiffs’ personal injury law that informs their ability to … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Obtains $3.2 Million Judgment for LA Client

Janssen Malloy LLP recently obtained a $3.2 Million judgment for a client attacked and mauled by a Black Russian Terrier dog in Los Angeles.  Our client, who was walking her dog with her husband in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, was attacked by a large dog that had escaped from the owners’ property.  The dog bit and mauled her … Read More