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A big year: Brown signs six
CAOC-backed civil justice bills





SACRAMENTO – In its best statehouse showing in at least a dozen years, Consumer Attorneys of California saw the Legislature sent eight CAOC-backed bills to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed six of them. Measures signed by the governor included a pair of bills addressing the pitfalls of forced arbitration involving workers and elder abuse, a measure to keep doctors from unwittingly fueling the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, legislation eliminating discrimination against non-citizens seeking damages in civil court and a bus safety measure,  Read more



Sept. 27, 2016
Bill to curb Rx drug abuse and
save lives signed by governor

SB 482 addresses "doctor shopping" that fuels prescription drug abuse by requiring MDs to check prescription drug database. As recently as 2014, fewer than 5% bothered even to register to use the system. 
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Sept. 25, 2016
Two CAOC-backed arbitration
fairness bills signed by Brown

The legislation protects California employees from being forced to arbitrate out of state and ensures dying seniors aren't denied a day in court by frivolous arbitration appeals in elder abuse cases. 
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August 17, 2016
Brown signs bill ensuring fair
compensation for immigrants

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of AB 2159 eliminates 30-year injustice for undocumented immigrants. Requires equal treatment for all regardless of immigration status when seeking damages in court. 
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(10/6/2016) Roger Dreyer fought to protect other children with food allergies by winning a settlement for parents whose 13-year-old daughter died from eating an unlabeled snack.  READ HERE
(9/29/2016) Paul Matiasic takes on Stanford Health Care on behalf of patients who were sexually abused by a predatory anesthesia technician while under sedation for routine surgeries. READ HERE


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  July/Aug 2016
  Vol. 46, No. 4