California’s In Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) is, in theory, a good idea but a San Diego County Grand Jury Report finds it inefficient and flawed. The IHSS Program is a state program that helps pay for services such as meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, bathing, grooming, and accompaniment to medical appointments for disabled and…Continue Reading
On March 2, 2011 Stephen M. Garcia of The Garcia Law Firm with offices in Long Beach, California, Seattle, Washington, Phoenix, Arizona and Orlando, Florida, was named as one of LawDragon magazines 3000 Leading Lawyers in America.Continue Reading
As a reminder, cargo thefts are becoming a big problem nationwide. Florida is known as a high-risk state. Many thefts are occurring when the driver stops for something to eat. Statistics show that more than $500 million in cargo was stolen in the United States – almost 1,000 truckloads in one year. Goods most taken…Continue Reading
Here is some good news for motorists. Florida truck drivers and other motorists will have something to look forward to on the turnpikes in the near future. The state will be replacing four of its eight service stations and remodeling others. The new rest stops will meet the energy and environment design standards endorsed by…Continue Reading
Stephen M. Garcia of The Garcia Law Firm was once again named as a Southern California Super Lawyer 2010 by Los Angeles magazine, Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding attorneys from more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multi-phased selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluations of attorneys based on 12 separate indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition, peer evaluation by lawyers within one's practice area, and a final discipline check to verify that the attorney meets…Continue Reading
How to Write and Use Jury Instructions in Civil and Criminal Cases co-authored by Bill Artigliere of The Garcia Law Firm.
As part of the Florida Supreme Court's approval of the total reorganization of the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, the manual used by civil practitioners and judges throughout Florida, this new appendix outlines the preparation, presentation, and use of jury instructions in Florida civil trials. The appendix addresses the role of jury instructions…Continue Reading
United States District Court Judge Stephen Wilson granted final approval of the class action settlement against Kendall Floral Supply, LLC in which Stephen M. Garcia of the Garcia Law Firm served as lead counsel.
The lawsuit derived from Kendall Floral's misclassification of approximately 307 current and former Kendall Floral merchandisers as independent contractor, exempt from the overtime requirements of wage and hour laws in the State of California. As a result of the efforts of the class counsel, Kendall Floral class members making timely and lawful claim received an…Continue Reading
The Lawdragon guides offer the most elite designations available to any practicing U.S. lawyer, and uniquely include corporate counsel, plaintiff and defense lawyers, judges and academicians. Approximately 3,000 lawyers are awarded the status of National Finalist each year out of the 1.1 million U.S. lawyers. Lawdragon selected the National Finalists (also known as the Lawdragon…Continue Reading
The State of Florida is a tourist state – with Disney World and other major attractions. The roads are always congested with automobiles and trucks delivering their loads to these attractions. I am sure many of you get nervous when you drive next to a large semi-truck, especially if the truck is carrying thousands of…Continue Reading
The sister of a Washington woman, whose tracheal tube clogged with mucous causing oxygen loss and brain damage while she was a resident of Extendicare's Aldercrest Health & Rehabilitation Center in Edmonds, Wash., has filed suit against three wholly owned United States-based subsidiaries of Canadian Extendicare REIT. Norene McPherson's 49-year-old sister, Lea Ann, died a few months…Continue Reading