Although it doesn’t seem like a lot has changed in the New Year, it’s important to know that 2018 brought a number of new and reformed laws into the workplace. One law that has changed is parental leave for new parents. Working parents can now take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to spend time […]Continue Reading
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At the height of sexual misconduct allegations, it is important to know where to turn if you’re ever a victim of sexual assault. With the help of viral awareness campaigns like #MeToo, brave men and women are coming forward with their accounts of sexual misconduct in and out of the workplace. Now, more than ever, […]Continue Reading
Around the holiday season, scam telephone calls are all too frequent. When you receive a call from a number you do not recognize, be wary of the person on the other line. If the person on the line claims to be someone from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a collections agency, do not give […]Continue Reading
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Appeals Court says no new trial in workplace prank gone bad. A California appeals court panel refused to grant a new trial to West Kern Water District after a jury awarded its employee $360,000 for being the victim of a mock robbery staged by her supervisors. The employee’s attorney Alexander Wheeler with the Parris Law […]Continue Reading
On November 3, 2016 California Highway Patrol Captain Jesse Holguin and Lieutenant Eric Browneer stopped by PARRIS to thank the law firm for their support of CHP Day 2016 and their continual support throughout the years. PARRIS is no stranger to CHP as PARRIS Attorney Robert A. Parris alongside PARRIS investigators, Mike Miscione, Doug […]Continue Reading
Lancaster Mayor and attorney R. Rex Parris has been appointed to a Los Angeles County advisory panel assisting a County Strike Team assess the conditions, regulatory compliance and potential public health and safety risks associated with existing oil and gas facilities in unincorporated Los Angeles County.Continue Reading
A ruptured injection well spewed more than 97,000 tons of methane into the air over 4 months.
Hundreds of Los Angeles homeowners who live near the site of the worst U.S. methane leak have filed claims against state regulators and the governor, seeking $3.5 million each in damages for government failures they blame for the gas blowout.
Those cases marked the first batch of more than 3,000 such claims expected by the end of this week, opening a new front in litigation stemming from the accident at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, said an attorney for the claimants on Monday.Continue Reading
Save Porter Ranch Group Calls on City Attorney to Investigate Possibility of Underground Methane Migration 4
Patricia K. Oliver, a lawyer who represents members of the Save Porter Ranch, sent a seven-page letter to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer asking him to ensure that Porter Ranch residents were not subjected to the same subsurface methane gas migration that accumulated and ignited in the Ross Dress-For-Less Department Store in the Fairfax District in 1985. Kirk Hawkins reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.Continue Reading
Attorneys for nearly 700 Porter Ranchresidents filed claims Friday against the stateof California and local smog regulators.The residents allege they have each sustained at least $3.5 million in damages.Continue Reading
Porter Ranch business owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the Southern California Gas Co., parent company Sempra Energy and several state regulators that seeks to recover damages from the natural gas leak that began in October.Continue Reading
NEWBURY PARK, California — The beautiful homes in a gated community here are aspirational symbols of the ultimate in California living. But behind the walls of one house at the top of a winding and hilly driveway, lie only shattered dreams. In the sparsely furnished living room, Brian Katz and Christine Katz, parents of five […]Continue Reading
Attorneys and elected officials are faulting Southern California Gas Co. for removing a safety valve from a well that has been leaking near Porter Ranch for more than two months. Several attorneys representing homeowners in Porter Ranch have argued that the absence of a valve shows the gas company has been negligent in operating the […]Continue Reading
They came prepared for war, more than 1,500 concerned residents of an upscale San Fernando Valley neighborhood and a battery of seasoned lawyers who gathered in a church hall to discuss their response to a massive natural gas leak less than two miles away. The room erupted in applause Thursday night when Rex Parris, a […]Continue Reading
Porter Ranch, CA Environmentalist lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. has joined attorney Brian Panish and the PARRIS Law Firm in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of individuals affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak. LawyersandSettlements (LAS) interviewed Mr. Kennedy about the gas leak, the potential danger to residents and how damages might be assessed. […]Continue Reading