Visibility at the Oscars

For the first time ever, there was ramp leading to the stage; for the first time, there was a presenter communicating to the audience in sign language in announcing major awards! These were ways Hollywood’s big night changed to be more inclusive and provide accessibility for their honored guests. The spotlight shone down on the stage, with ramp in place… Continue Reading..

Center for Disability Access cases before the Ninth Circuit in 2020

The Center for Disability Access, the civil rights division of the Potter Handy, LLP law firm, has argued—or will argue—a half dozen cases before the Ninth Circuit in the year 2020. Needless to say, it is a momentous year with a number of potential game-changing decisions within the world of disability civil rights.   One decision with significant ramifications was… Continue Reading..

Claims Deadline Expected to be Extended for California Camp Fire Victims

The tens of thousands of California residents harmed by last year’s devastating wildfires are getting more time to file for compensation from the utility company blamed for the blazes. After drawing criticism for the many fire victims who had not filed claims by last week’s deadline, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed to a two-month extension. Lawyers for the… Continue Reading..

Camp Fire Claims Deadline Expected to be Extended

Thousands Of Camp Fire Victims Resist Filing Claims For Large Cash Settlements PG&E has been found to be at fault for the Camp Fire, which means that thousands of victims are able to collect large cash settlements. Victims must file a claim in order to be eligible for compensation. Call Now 530-212-7582 *Deadline to file a court claim may be… Continue Reading..

PG&E settles with insurance companies, paying $11 billion in California wildfires

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced that it has reached an $11 billion settlement with insurance firms on claims arising from the disastrous 2017 fire in northern California and 2018 Camp Fire.  The company’s statement on Friday stated that there is an arrangement “in principle with entities representing approximately 85 percent of insurance subrogation claims for an $11 billion settlement… Continue Reading..

The town of Paradise destroyed by PG&E fire loses 92 percent of its population 

Governor reclassifies Paradise a “rural area” after Camp Fire  Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will now classify the town of Paradise, which was mainly destroyed by the PG&E-sparked Camp Fire in 2018, as a rural area after the city’s population fell to less than 10% of its pre-fire population.  The move is part of a bid to restore Paradise.… Continue Reading..

Deadline set for victims of PG&E-caused wildfires 

An important legal notice impacting victims of wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric is starting to arrive in the mailboxes across Northern California.  “You have received this mailing because PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have reached the next step in their Chapter 11 Cases: the setting of the ‘Bar Date,'” read the opening line of the… Continue Reading..

What PG&E discovered while inspecting local energy lines for safety

In Sonoma County, PG&E identified 49 unsafe issues with its energy lines and other electrical machinery and finished the repair process on all but one problem area. The safety deficiencies — including burned or rotted energy poles, damaged conductors, and overgrown vegetation — were recognized in a system-wide inspection that began in December, with unprecedented scope for the biggest utility… Continue Reading..

Uber Driver Misclassification Class Action Settlement 

Uber Lawsuit California  Uber Driver Misclassification Class Action Settlement  A $20 million settlement has been reached to resolve claims that Uber misclassifies their California drivers as independent contractors.  The settlement will benefit individuals who were Uber drivers in California between Aug. 16, 2009 and Feb. 28, 2019, and who are not bound by Uber’s arbitration clause.  The arbitration clause may… Continue Reading..

Lyft stumbles after lawsuit claims the company misled investors in its IPO prospectus 

Lyft stumbled Monday following the news of a class-action lawsuit claiming it misled investors in its filing to go public. Shares dipped as much as 3.6% Monday before turning positive later in the day. The stock ended trading up 1.6%.  The lawsuit is the latest in the ride-hailing company’s rocky first couple of months on the public market. Its stock… Continue Reading..