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Question and Answer Regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Question:  Is a broker responsible for providing workers’ compensation insurance for agents, given that agents are independent contractors? Answer:  Yes.  By law, all employers in California are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees for injuries occurring during their employment.  While independent contractors are generally excluded from coverage, the California Labor and Workforce […]

Teenager Receives $5.7 Million in Premises Liability Case

Plaintiff, a teenager, was drinking with her friends and fell out a window. She suffered multiple skull fractures and traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff claimed that a contractor had replaced the windows, which had fixed bottoms to prevent falls, with large sliding glass windows that were low to the ground. Plaintiff claimed that the installation of […]

Jury Holds Landlord Not Liable for Tenants’ Injuries

In 2010, a fire started in a condominium in Southern California. The fire started in an exhaust fan that was not working. The tenants were injured and filed suit claiming that the landlord should have replaced the exhaust fan before the fire occurred. The tenants also claimed that the landlord retained an uncertified restoration company […]