CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Help us celebrate Prop. 64’s 10th birthday!

Posted on 09/10/2014 @ 10:29 AM

You are cordially invited to join us for a celebration of Prop. 64's 10th birthday on October 8, 2014, at Cafeteria 15L-Ultra Room, 1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Prop 64 was the 2004 initiative to close the loophole that let personal injury lawyers file shakedown lawsuits based on the unfair competition law.

Click here to download the Prop 64 Celebration Invitation/RSVP.

Please contact Debbie Edgar if you have questions or to RSVP at dedgar@cjac.org or 916-443-4900.

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Modesto Bee-Editorial: Help the disabled by fixing ADA lawsuits

Posted on 09/08/2014 @ 10:29 AM

The Modesto Bee ran an editorial over the weekend regarding a series of articles that recently appeared in the Modesto Bee and the Merced Sun-Star about the rash of predatory ADA lawsuits being filed in the Central Valley. The editorial draws on CJAC President Kim Stone’s knowledge of these types of cases and what might be done to preserve the tenets of the ADA while protecting small businesses from costly lawsuits.

To read the editorial, click here.

To read the Bee and Sun Star articles: http://www.modbee.com/2014/08/30/3513067/california-is-no-1-in-ada-lawsuits.html; http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/08/29/3819974/two-target-merced-county-businesses.html

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Arizona pedophile targets Modesto businesses by suing for disability discrimination

Posted on 08/27/2014 @ 10:29 AM

The Modesto Bee recently reported on the activities of an “Arizona pedophile” who, except when incarcerated, has left his Arizona home for short trips to California where he targets businesses to sue for ADA violations.

To read the the entire article click here.

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School Districts Face Cuts in Face of Lawsuits

Posted on 08/26/2014 @ 10:29 AM

The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse have released a new report finding that 12 California school districts spent a combined $125.6 million from 2010 to 2013 on litigation costs. As a result, several districts reported budget crunches, resulting in fewer educational programs. There are almost 1,000 districts in the state. Nearly all of the districts examined faced multi-million dollar cuts during the three years, so it is unclear exactly how large the costs are throughout the state.

To read the California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse report, click here.

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Calif. car dealer sues asbestos firm, calls its attorneys ‘shakedown artists’

Posted on 08/25/2014 @ 10:29 AM

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo at Legal Newsline recently reported that a California car dealership has filed a lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution against the Keller, Fishback & Jackson law firm for refusing to release the dealership from an asbestos wrongful death case despite allegedly having no evidence proving causation or liability.

To read the the entire article click here.

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