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Hold Hollywood Sexual Harassment Perpetrators Accountable in a Civil Lawsuit

There have been hundreds of allegations of sexual harassment leveled in recent weeks against Hollywood and Los Angeles executives, producers, directors and other people of influence.  It is important for victims to know they can hold Hollywood sexual harassment perpetrators accountable in a civil lawsuit based upon California law.  Names such as Harvey Weinstein, James Tobak and Roy Price have filled the news in the past few weeks.  Those who have been violated by sexual harassment and sexual assault can hold those responsible financially accountable in a civil lawsuit. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of work in injury law and civil lawsuits I can tell you it is absolutely possible to hold Hollywood sexual harassment perpetrators accountable in a civil lawsuit for what they have done to you.  In many cases, the companies they represent also bear responsibility for what has happened.  These cases

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STD from a Celebrity in LA without Advance Warning

What should you do if you get an STD from a celebrity in LA without advance warning prior to intimate contact?  Hold them financially accountable and responsible for your present and future medical expenses and the damage to your personal life.  California law requires anyone with an STD to tell a potential partner they carry the STD prior to intimate contact.  The failure to do so opens them to a civil lawsuit, and if it is HIV / AIDS criminal charges. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have extensive experience in STD related cases in LA.  Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of STD cases in the nation, and those who have worked to take precautions have protections under the law.  Most of my clients express hopelessness, brokenness and concern about the power of a celebrity or that it is “their word against mine.”  I can tell

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Experienced Dog Bite Attorney for Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the most populated city in California, so it is not surprise that it is the city that records the most dog bites and injuries to people from dot bites.  If you have been the victim of a dog bite, it is important to know your rights and legal options on how to proceed, and how to pay for your medical bills and treatment.  You need an experienced dog bite attorney for Los Angeles who can work to maximize your financial recovery for injuries and associated medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, most victims of dog bites actually know the dog’s owners. The dog’s owners are usually family members, friends, or neighbors. As a result of this, many people are hesitant to pursue an insurance claim for their injuries sustained from the dog bite. Many people feel that if they make a claim against someone they know, it

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STDs and Civil Lawsuits in Los Angeles and California

Most people are not aware about the laws regarding the transmission of STDs and civil lawsuits in Los Angeles and California.  One of the most devastating things a person in a monogamous relationship can discover, is that they have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease (“STD”) by their partner. The feelings of mistrust and betrayal can be overpowering. After the initial feelings of betrayal subside, people begin to wonder if their significant other has been cheating on them, or if they had known about their STD status all along. Fortunately, in California, there is legal redress for victims of these instances, if their sexual partner has knowingly transmitted an STD to them. Many people wonder how it can be proven that their partner “knew” that they had an STD when it was transmitted. Oftentimes, people that are infected with an STD, such as herpes or HPV, will have signs

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Transmitting HIV or AIDS without Advance Warning Can Result in Civil Financial Damages

Transmitting HIV or AIDS without advance warning to an intimate partner can result in civil financial damages.  If you have received HIV or AIDS from an intimate partner without warning prior to intimate contact you may have a case.  If your partner has financial substance such as a professional athlete, celebrity, TV or Radio personality or business owner we can help.  Unfortunately, if the other party does not have financial resources there is simply no basis for a successful case. Many of our Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD clients were concerned that there would be no way to prove their case.  It is not uncommon to hear “It’s your word against mine,” or “You probably got it from someone else.”  Nothing could be further from the truth.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside

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Holding Someone Accountable for Transmitting an STD in LA without Advance Warning

It is illegal to transmit an STD in Los Angeles without giving your partner warning that you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  Holding someone accountable for transmitting an STD in LA without advance warning is possible if the person who transmitted the disease has financial means.  There are two elements to this issue from a legal perspective: criminal and civil violations.  The transmission of an STD such as herpes without warning in LA is a misdemeanor criminal case, unless the disease is HIV / AIDS in which case it is a criminal felony case.  In either case it is possible to hold the infectious party financially responsible and accountable for their actions if they are a person with financial resources. A civil case is about “damages.”  Damages are the legal term for the financial consequences associated with an action.  When a person infects you with an STD

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LA Dog Owners are Responsible for Injuries When Their Dog Bites

California law holds the owner of a pet financially responsible for any injuries they may cause.  This means that LA dog owners are responsible for injuries when their dog bites a child, neighbor, family member, friend or total stranger.  Does the dog’s owner have to write the check personally?  No, the homeowners insurance or renters insurance of the dog’s owner is responsible for financial reimbursement of all recoverable financial costs associated with a dog bite in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, dog bite injuries can be quite severe resulting in severe scarring that requires plastic surgery.  Dog bite wounds tear at the skin and underlying tissues including ligaments, nerves, tendons, muscles and other tissue.  This can result in a substantial scar, often in a very visible area such as the face, neck or torso.  Children are most often the victim in dog bite injury cases here in Los Angeles.  The natural inclination

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Fatal LA Accidents Require an Experienced Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

There are few things in life that are as hard to deal with as the loss of a spouse or loved one in a Los Angeles car or truck accident.  Fatal LA accidents require an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney who can stand up to insurance companies and hold them fully financially accountable for the loss of your beloved family member.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in fatal LA accidents I can tell you the quality of your injury attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your wrongful death action. Fatal LA accidents result in what is known as a “wrongful death” case here in California.  When you lose someone you love due to another person’s negligence California law provides recovery to help restore the much or all of the financial impact of what has happened, as well as compensation

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Los Angeles Accident Personal Injury Attorney

Los Angeles is the biggest city in California, with the highest number of automobile drivers which contributes to the highest number of motor vehicle accidents for any city in California. Also contributing to this statistic is the fact that many major freeways such as the 405, 5 and 101 that intersect through the city.  All these different factors and high population density result in daily traffic accidents.  If you are injured in a car accident in LA we invite you contact a Los Angeles accident personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience. At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell we had a recent Los Angeles motor vehicle accident case with a client who was minding their own business commuting home from work, when they were struck from behind by an out of control speeding car. The force of the collision caused them to also strike the

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What to do if You are Injured in an LA Hit and Run Accident

Who pays for the costs associated with injuries when the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene in Los Angeles?  What should you do if you are injured in an LA hit and run accident and who will help you to recover financially for what has happened? My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in LA hit and run accident cases.  The good news is you actually probably have good insurance coverage that will help cover your bills.  The bad news is the insurance company will fight you on this claim.  The worst news of all is this: it is your own automobile insurance.  Talk about adding insult to injury. The medical expenses, lost wages and other financial costs of a injuries in an LA hit and run accident are covered by the UM/UIM section of your own auto insurance policy.  UM/UIM

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