California is an “at-will employment” state. This means that, absent a contract or union protection, you can be fired from your job for nearly any reason at any time. However, if the underlying reason for your discharge is prohibited under California state law, you may have cause to take legal action against your former employer.Read More
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Do you have questions about mass tort claims and class action lawsuits? In this short video, Los Angeles personal injury attorney Behram Parekh addresses mass tort claims and how to tell if you may be entitled to join a class in an action against a negligent corporation.
Kirtland & Packard, LLP has been handling mass tort claims for over 85 years. If you believe you have a case, please...Read More
Kirtland & Packard LLP has obtained an important appellate decision for consumers purchasing clothing at factory outlet stores. On April 18, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing the California District Court’s order dismissing plaintiff Linda Rubenstein’s claims against Neiman Marcus for violation of several of California’s consumer protection statutes. In her complaint against Neiman Marcus filed in the District Court, Ms. Rubenstein had alleged that Neiman...Read More
In 2015, the FDA issued a national safety communication linking heater-cooler devices used in open-heart surgery to at least a dozen nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients. In 2016, another safety communication was issued – this one linking the Sorin Stockert 3T heater-cooler system directly to NTM infections.
A faulty design with the Stockert heater-...Read More
In this short video, Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Heather Baker Dobbs discusses who can file a wrongful death claim.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, please contact Kirtland & Packard online or by calling our 310-536-1000 for a free consultation at our Redondo Beach office. We serve the South Bay area...Read More
Drowsiness, while it may seem harmless generally, is actually quite hazardous when you're behind the wheel. It is difficult for authorities to know exactly how many motor vehicle accidents are caused by drowsy driving because it isn't always reported as the cause. A driver or responding police officer may have no way of knowing that drowsiness delayed the driver's ability to brake in time to avoid a...Read More
A lifecare plan is a vital report in many personal injury cases. Using the expertise and judgment of medical professionals, we will determine your future needs and expenses based on the injury you suffered.
For a free case evaluation in Redondo Beach, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP, at 310-536-1000. We are proud to fight on behalf of accident victims from across the state.
If you think there's any chance you have a false advertising claim, we encourage you to contact our experienced lawyers. To someone who is not familiar with the nuances of these claims, it can be just about impossible to know whether the advertiser is accountable for false or misleading claims, or if the ad is safely hyperbolic or exaggerative.
Was the advertisement merely pushing the...Read More
Gambling, uncontrollable shopping, hyper-sexuality and overeating are just a few of the potentially harmful, compulsive behaviors that have been linked to the drug Abilify (aripiprazole). People who have experienced impulse control problems when taking the drug describe urges that feel impossible to control.
It may go without saying that these compulsive behaviors have...Read More