California business owners are familiar with the devastating effects of wildfires. In 2018 alone, wildfires have destroyed over 1.2 million acres in the state and demolished around 8,500 buildings. Hundreds of people have lost their businesses and livelihoods due to the blazes that continue to ravage the state.
A $100 million legal malpractice lawsuit has been filed claiming a conflict of interest as a law firm allegedly represented both the lenders and the borrower during a legal action related to promissory notes. The plaintiff company in the case claims the law firm engaged in deceptive practices and breached fiduciary duties. California readers might be interested in the specifics of the case.
A jury in Riverside County returned a guilty verdict on charges of insurance fraud and perjury against an 86-year-old doctor on Oct. 4. He could potentially receive 18 years in a state correctional facility. After paying $30,000 in bail, the doctor secured his release while awaiting his sentencing hearing.