Jun 18 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Who Works for Whom in the Gig Economy?

Does it Matter Why You are Asking? California courts make critical inquiries about the “gig economy” in a wide variety of contexts. Questions encountered include: Who works for…

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Oct 30 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Wrongful death recovery by divorced parents

This article explores a problem of statutory interpretation that arises in California when divorced parents are entitled to wrongful death recovery for the death of their child: i.e.,…

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Aug 22 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Problems With Wrongful Death Cases

Issues Related to Wrongful Death Damages in California When considering representation and suit as to a client’s losses arising from wrongful death in California, there are several initial…

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Sep 16 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Injured In A Gym? California Gym Injury Attorneys

Joining the gym gives many of us the motivation we need to stay fit. It’s so much easier to exercise surrounded by others doing the same thing — and who knows, you might make a few new friends! But consumers need to be careful while joining health clubs, and make sure all contracts represent their best interests.

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Aug 05 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Thinking About a New Career… Student Beware!

Thirty eight years ago, I was involved in a high profile case. A trade school was trying to collect bills from their former students; the students, even though they had completed their courses at the school, could not find jobs, and in fact found their training useless in the job market. For the schools, suing the students was just the first step: if the students didn’t pay their costly tuition bills, then the schools could collect from the federal government, which insured the loans as part of its educational program. Meanwhile, the student would be left with an unpleasant reminder of his education: a lifetime of bad credit. A blog post by GJEL partner Ralph L. Jacobson.

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May 03 by Ralph L. Jacobson

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most states don’t have special certification programs for personal injury lawyers which can make the selection process hard. One result of that fact is that any attorney can…

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