If you consider organizations like Inner City Law Center - whose tagline is "serving the most vulnerable in Los Angeles" - the answer is an emphatic no. Justice is not an empty word in today's America.
Throughout the course of American history, workers have sought fairness - in workplace conditions, in the number of hours on the job, and in their wages. This holds true for workers in all jobs, and for workers of all types, from teens to young adults to mid- and late-career workers.
Work life today generally isn't so bad, at least in the U.S., where a variety of employment laws protect workers from mistreatment and injustice. But that doesn't mean mistreatment and injustice doesn't happen.
Take Splash Kingdom, for example, and the many young people who work there.
Only 100 lawyers in Southern California are selected for lifetime membership - we have six.
Six Girardi | Keese attorneys have been honored by America's Top 100 as Lifetime Achievement Recipients. As such, these attorneys join the membership ranks of only 100 Southern California lawyers to make the cut.
The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter has been used for years, but recently it has made the news based on problems that appear to be caused by it. With that in mind, it is very important to understand what these filters are, how they work, and the risks associated with them.
The antidepressant Zoloft has been linked to some unpleasant and even dangerous side effects, but has also been shown to be effective at helping people who struggle with clinical depression.
So should people take the drug? Are the risks too significant, or do the benefits outweigh the potential for harm?
Talking with a doctor can help you decide, but doing research on your own is also important. That way you have all the information you need in order to make an informed decision regarding whether to use Zoloft.
Jonathan Soto's life changed roughly two years ago on the beach near Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. That's where he was run over by a city pickup driven by a maintenance employee looking for trash.
Soto's pelvis was hurt so badly that it pains him to this day.
On Sunday, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin lost his life when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down the driveway and pinned him against his security gate. "[Anton's] death," writes Jeff Guo for the Washington Post, "raised the fear of anyone who's ever parked on a steep incline and worried if the brakes would hold."
The accident, while certainly unusual, is not altogether unprecedented. As Guo reports, rollaway cars kill nearly 100 and injure roughly 2,000 people every year.
But, when it comes to this particular Jeep, the story gets more complicated.
Pop Warner: A Football Legend
Glenn Scobey Warner, a.k.a. Pop Warner, b. 1871, was an American football player and coach, renowned for being one of the game's greatest innovators and winningest coaches. Following graduation from Cornell University in 1894, Pop worked as a lawyer for a short time, then moved on to his first gig as head coach at the University of Georgia in 1895. In 1951, roughly three years before his death, Pop was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
"For years Volkswagen's ads touted the company's 'Clean Diesel' cars even though it now appears Volkswagen rigged the cars with devices designed to defeat emissions tests."
- FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez
In a press release late last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was suing automaker Volkswagen for deceptive ads run in 2008-2015, a seven-year period during which VW sold roughly half a million "clean diesel" VW and Audi models to unwitting consumers.
VW's infamous emissions scandal - in which the automaker rigged its cars to cheat emissions tests - revealed that the apparently "clean diesel" vehicles were anything but. If you've been driving a "clean diesel" VW or Audi, read about joining our class action against the automaker.
Congratulations Christopher T. Aumais!
The Madero Verdict
On Feb. 4, 2016, a San Bernardino County jury delivered an exceptionally high verdict in an area normally known for notoriously low jury awards in personal injury cases.
The case - led by Girardi | Keese attorney Christopher T. Aumais - involved a fatal head-on collision on Highway 62 in San Bernardino County. DJ Madero, only 16 years old, lost her life in the crash and her mother suffered serious injuries.
The jury awarded damages totaling $3.55 million, a top verdict in an area where juries in similar cases typically return $1 - $2 million, at most.