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Rapper MC Supreme Killed In Malibu DUI Crash

By Brian Chase on June 17, 2015 - No comments

MC Supreme Car AccidentDewayne Lawrence Coleman, 47, also known as MC Supreme, a popular 90s rapper best known for his 1990 single, “Black In America,” was killed in a DUI crash in Malibu the morning of June 13, 2015.

According to a KABC news report, the fatal crash occurred when Coleman was sitting with a woman in his parked Honda Civic along Pacific Coast Highway.

Officials say a pickup truck slammed into …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Man Files Employment Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2015 - No comments

Workplace DiscriminationA Vietnamese American man who worked for an Orange County toymaker is suing his former employer alleging that his Japanese supervisors fired him because of his nationality.

According to a City News Service report, Tony Le filed the employment lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court naming Cypress-based toymaker Bandai American Inc. and many of his former bosses.

The suit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and alleges discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of …Read the rest »

Posted in: Employment Law

Is CarMax Selling Unrepaired Recalled Cars?

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2015 - No comments

Carmax Recalled VehiclesTwo California consumer groups want CarMax to stop selling used cars that have been recalled, but not repaired.

According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the California Public Interest Research Group and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation are asking the state’s attorney general and Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate the sales practices of used car giant CarMax.

Safety advocates say the auto retailer routinely sells recalled vehicles unrepaired in …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Acura Recalls Vehicles For Dangerous Brake Problems

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2015 - No comments

Acura LogoAcura has recalled two models for serious auto defects that could cause the vehicles’ automatic emergency braking systems to malfunction.

According to an Associated Press news report, the recall involves just under 48,000 MDX SUVs and RLX sedans worldwide from the 2014 and 2015 model years and shows how even the most sophisticated safety technology is vulnerable to …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Study Shows Some Heartburn Drugs Heighten Heart Attack Risk

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2015 - No comments

Heartburn Drug RisksThose who take a top-selling class of drugs to relieve heartburn and acid reflux may be at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack compared to people who take other types of acid-suppressing medications, according to a new study.

According to LiveScience.com, researchers who conducted this large study over a 17-year period found that adults who were prescribed proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a treatment for these conditions were 16 to 21 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to people …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Drugs

Filthy Condition In LAX Kitchens?

By Brian Chase on June 11, 2015 - No comments

LAX Unsanitary ConditionsIt’s not that airline food has a great image to begin with. Now, workers at an airline food-prepping company at LAX are saying that the kitchens are straight-up filthy.

We’re talking insects and rodents crawling around the place, according to a report released this week by Unite Here!, a union that represents airline workers.

The group surveyed 60 employers who work in the two kitchens Flying Food Group operates at LAX.

These are companies that basically cook the packaged in-flight meals that get delivered to big-name airlines like …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning


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  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

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    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

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  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

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  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

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  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

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Mitsubishi Recalls Vehicles For Sun Visor & Brake Issues

Mitsubishi is recalling about 535,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, one involving problems with sun visors and another to fix issues with the anti-lock brake system. According to a report in

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Feds Investigate Ford Trucks For Power Brake Failure

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