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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…

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Garcia Law Selected for 2009 Lawdragon 3000.

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…

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Were you involved in a trucking accident?

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…

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Elder Abuse Complaint Filed Against Extendicare.

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…

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Stephen M. Garcia Honored With California Lawyer of the Year Award for His Role in Protecting Seniors from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect.

Stephen M. Garcia Honored With California Lawyer of the Year Award for His Role in Protecting Seniors from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect. On March 2, plaintiff attorney Stephen M. Garcia of The Garcia Law Firm received aCalifornia Lawyer 2009 Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in the Elder Law category for his work in protecting…

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Stephen Garcia Faces Off Against Defense Counsel on April 22, 2009 at the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Conference.

Stephen Garcia Faces Off Against Defense Counsel on April 22, 2009 at the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Conference. California plaintiff attorney Stephen M. Garcia goes up head-to-head with Michael LeVangie, a defense attorney who represents a number of nationally-recognized long-term care providers and physician groups, April 22 - 25, 2009 at the American…

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United States District Court Judge Dale Fischer granted preliminary approval for class certification and settlement of class action against Motorola, Plantronics and GN Jabra

Stephen M. Garcia served as lead class counsel as well as liaison counsel. In Re Bluetooth United States District Court for the Central District of California CASE NO. C07-1822 DSF MDL No. 1822. Plaintiffs' case is about the risk that defendants' products pose to consumers when used in the way the products' packaging and materials…

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10 Minnesota Nursing Homes Named In Class Action Lawsuit Against Extendicare.

A class action lawsuit (Case #08CV5874) against long-term skilled nursing corporation Extendicare and its 10 facilities in the state of Minnesota. [see list by city at end of release] was just filed in United States District Court, District of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. Laura Bernstein vs. Extendicare Health Services, Inc. and Extendicare Homes, Inc. was filed…

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Stephen M. Garcia of The Garcia Law Firm in Long Beach, Calif., was named to the prestigious Lawdragon list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

With 1,128,729 attorneys in the United States (American Bar Association, 2007), less than .5 of one percent are designated as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America (www.lawdragon.com). Garcia is best known for his work in representing those who have been wrongfully injured by elder abuse and nursing home neglect and in consumer class…

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16 Extendicare Skilled Nursing Facilities Named In Washington Lawsuit – Additional Allegations Filed Against Elder Care Operator.

A revised complaint with additional allegations in the class action lawsuit against skilled nursing facility Extendicare and its 16 facilities in the state of Washington [see list by city at end of release] was just filed (Case #2:08-cv-01332-JCC) in United States District Court, Western Washington Division, in Seattle. The original complaint (Case #08-2-28645-2KNT), filed by…

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