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Owners of the Conception Take a Defensive Legal Step Against Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Owners of the Conception Take a Defensive Legal Step

I’m very disturbed as the owners of the Conception take a defensive legal step against wrongful death lawsuits which should and will arise.  Truth Aquatics, have filed a petition in Federal Court citing an 1851 legal statute in an attempt to virtually eliminate their financial liability.  The lawsuit claims the 1800’s era maritime statute limits the liability of the boat owners to the an amount equal to the value of the Conception after the tragedy occurred.  Obviously the Conception has been completely obliterated in the fire and therefore the plaintiffs argue the value of the boat is $0. This lawsuit literally seeks to tie the legal rights of the families of those who lost their lives aboard the Conception to $0.  It is not possible for me to express the depth of my disdain for this legal maneuver, however desperate the owners of Truth Aquatics may be. There is no

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Civil Action Against Those Who Transmit HIV in Los Angeles

Civil Action Against Those Who Transmit HIV in Los Angeles

It is possible to file a civil action against those who transmit HIV in Los Angeles if they have financial substance and did not warn you ahead of intimate contact.  The financial damages awarded in a California civil action are based upon many factors.  In the case of STD transmission, they are based upon the past, present and future medical costs, prescription drugs, treatment and therapy required as well as fair and just compensation for the momentous impact the HIV transmission had upon your life. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil personal injury cases I can tell you it is absolutely possible to hold someone accountable for transmitting any STD without advance warning in Los Angeles.  This applies not only to HIV, but to other STDs such as Herpes and HPV.  It is possible to prove the transmitter was aware of

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Wrongful Death on the Conception a California Dive Boat

Wrongful Death on the Conception a California Dive Boat

We are all horrified by the recent tragedy at sea.  34 people have lost their lives in a fire raising questions of wrongful death on the Conception a California dive boat.  The “Conception” was based in Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands harbor, and had left on Saturday for a Labor Day weekend scuba-diving trip.  The Conception was fully engulfed in flames when the Coast Guard received a distress call.  33 passengers were sleeping below decks when the fire broke out.  There were 6 crew on the Conception, 5 of whom survived the fire. This horrific tragedy will undoubtedly raise serious legal questions regarding liability for the fire and the wrongful deaths of those who lost their lives.  In California, when a person loses their life due to the negligence of another party it is known as a “wrongful death.”  While the cause of the fire is under investigation no one knows

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Experienced Irvine Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Experienced Irvine Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Are you looking for an experienced Irvine car accident injury lawyer with a proven track record of success and strong reviews from clients and the legal industry?  Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney serving Irvine and all of Orange County California.  Our office is conveniently located at 2010 Main Street, Suite 1000 in Irvine just off the 405 at MacArthur Blvd.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an Irvine car accident we invite you to review the video created by a former client, a Marine Corps Captain, who was seriously injured on his motorcycle when a mini-van pulled out immediately in front of him.  It is entitled “How Should You Select an Injury Attorney.”  He provides useful suggestions based upon his own experience of searching for an experienced Irvine car accident attorney and recommendations for those who have been injured.

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California Legislature Considers a Boy Scout Sex Abuse Extension

boy scout sex abuse extension

Victims of sexual abuse in their years as a boy scout stand by as the California legislature considers a boy scout sex abuse extension which would raise the maximum age to file a personal injury action from 26 to 40.  This important legislation is in response to tens of thousands of allegations of sexual abuse by scout leaders and adult scout volunteers.  The Boy Scouts of America have recently admitted to maintaining “perversion files” which list over 5,000 leaders and volunteers who were accused of abuse by former scouts. Most of the suspected offenders were accused of molesting or sexually abusing multiple boys, and most instances were never reported.  New York and New Jersey have recently extended their own statutes of limitations in response to the explosion of new civil actions associated with boy scout sexual abuse. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience

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