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E-Bikes: Rules of the Road

May 17, 2023

Of the many Pandemic-era novelties—including mask mandates, work from home, and the resurgence of outdoor dining—perhaps none is more pronounced in Southern California than the proliferation of electric bicycles (“e-bikes”). From the streets to the Strand, they are seemingly everywhere. In 2020 alone, Manhattan Beach saw e-bike sales soar more than 900%. Unfortunately, this meteoric […]

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$30 Insulin Coming to California!

April 5, 2023

  CHANGES COMING TO THE INSULIN MARKET! Branded as “$30 Insulin by CalRx,” Governor Newsom announced on March 18, 2023, that California has entered into a $50 million, ten-year contract with Civica Rx for it to manufacture and distribute generic insulin in California. While Civica still needs to obtain FDA approval for its proposed insulin […]

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Social Inflation and the Cost of Insurance

March 15, 2023

In a groundbreaking report, the Insurance Research Counsel (“IRC”) reported that litigation against property owners—including hotels, retail buildings, senior living facilities and corporate headquarters—is increasing in intensity and cost throughout the United States. The IRC attributes this to what it describes as “social inflation,” which includes the breakdown of societal inhibitions against filing lawsuits, the […]

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Easy, Free MCLE!

March 14, 2023

  Every two years, California paralegals are required to complete Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements.  These MCLE requirements must consist of four hours of education in legal ethics and four hours of either general law or an area of specialized law.  A simple online search will return hundreds of companies that offer courses to […]

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How to Win (or Defend) A Defamation Case

January 31, 2023

Introduction to Defamation Law in California California defines defamation as a false statement of fact, knowingly made by the defendant to a third party, that causes the plaintiff to suffer damages.[i] Slander and libel are two forms of defamation; slander is spoken, libel is written. Where the plaintiff is a private citizen, and the defamatory […]

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Can California Disrupt the Insulin Market?

November 16, 2022

California’s 2022 – 2023 budget allocates slightly more than $100 million to establish the CalRx Biosimilar Initiative – where California will develop, in partnership with a contract manufacturer, biosimilar insulin products and sell them at very reasonable prices. California intends to be selling insulin products, at a massive scale, within a few short years. 37 […]

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Rideshare Accidents in California

November 16, 2022

  Executive Summary If you’ve been in an accident involving an Uber/Lyft vehicle, you may have a claim. Uber and Lyft carry substantial third-party liability insurance. The amount of coverage available depends on the stage of the ride (before, during, or after the trip). The value of your claim depends on many things, including the […]

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Best Practices For Medical Device Firms Preparing for and Responding to an FDA Audit

October 10, 2022

As a manufacturer of an FDA-registered Class II or Class III medical device, the FDA may conduct an inspection of your organization at any time. In other words, your company is subject to random, unscheduled inspections. Reasons for an inspection may include a routinely scheduled investigation, an accumulation of incident reports or consumer complaints, or […]

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