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Losing less in a wildfire may mean losing more insurance

Insurance companies certainly have their work cut out for them after a California wildfire. Whereas most wildfires in the nation only burn down a couple of houses and some property, recent disasters in the Golden State have eradicated entire neighborhoods and killed dozens of people within days. Last year, thousands of unfortunate former homeowners contacted their insurance agents as they began the slow and painful process of rebuilding their lives.

Sexual harassment and discrimination spark LGBT police lawsuit

All California workers have the right to do their jobs free of sexual harassment, discrimination and mistreatment based on race, gender, sexual orientation and more. When they are subjected to this behavior, they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing. While many of these incidents are perceived to happen in private industries, it can occur in other circumstances as well. One surprising job where it happens is in law enforcement. Just like anyone else, these workers have the right to file a lawsuit and seek justice.

Hotel housekeeper files sexual harassment claim

Certain jobs in California might put workers in uncomfortable situations through no fault of their own. Working in hotels is one such job. When guests are at a hotel, the workers are required to clean up and perform other duties that might result in confusion, mixed signals and other problematic circumstances. If a guest behaves inappropriately, it is up to the employer to ensure that its workers are safe and free from sexual harassment, assault and other behaviors. Unfortunately, some employers do not adhere to this requirement and their workers are put in danger.

Why quick action is necessary after a major wildfire

If the last couple of years are anything to go by, California is a very vulnerable state when it comes to wildfires. They can arise at nearly any point of the year and destroy decades worth of possessions and assets within a few hours. 2018’s catastrophic fires have made records when it comes to the amount of destruction and insurance claims.

  • Insurance
    Bad Faith Result

    $250 Million

    Recovery for policyholders victimized by insurance bad faith practices following Northridge Earthquake.

  • Recent Class
    Action Result

    $23 Million

    Judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

  • Recent Insurance
    Bad Faith Result

    $4 Million

    Recovery in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

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