Physician Relief Fund Available

Health care providers may get some relief from the $175 billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a $20 billion round of funding for health care providers, to be dispersed based on a percentage of each provider’s 2018 net patient revenue. The funds are grants and will not need to … Read More

Litigating Remotely in the Age of Shelter in Place

The current shelter in place orders from the governor have affected businesses throughout California, and the legal profession is no exception. The Humboldt County Superior Court is closed, only handling criminal matters through remote “Zoom” appearances by counsel and defendants. Civil matters have been put on hold, jury trials continued, law and motion hearings rescheduled. The business of the civil … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Open (Remotely) for Business, to Help you and Your Business

Janssen Malloy’s Commitment to Humboldt County. Dear Friends, We want you to know that Janssen Malloy LLP is honoring the shelter in place order while remaining fully operational to serve the needs of our clients. The anxiety caused by rapidly changing circumstances has resulted in an unprecedented number of requests for healthcare and estate legal documents. Our entire Estates and … Read More

Paging Dr. Borello

In 2020, California suffered a legislative quake—one that shook the legal foundation of whether workers are classified as employees or independent contractors.  Effective January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 5 imposed a strict new test which results in most work relationships being those of employer-employee and not independent contractor.  The law applies to all workers in California, with the exception of … Read More

Not Enough to Go Around: Now What?

When there are more claimants under a defendant’s auto liability policy coverage than the amount of the defendant’s coverage limits, the “not enough to go around” problem arises.  Let’s take a typical scenario in an auto collision personal injury matter in which there are three claimants (injured people), but the responsible defendant has an auto liability insurance coverage of $25,000/person, … Read More

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 … Read More

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