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Florida rest stops going green

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…

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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…

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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…

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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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