How the Pandemic Affected Elder Abuse

By Brian S. Kabateck Elder abuse is a rising national crisis, often cited as a “hidden epidemic,” and is defined as the intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult aged 60 or older. According to the National Institute on

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Understanding AB5

Why SCOTUS’ refusal to review challenges to controversial labor legislation is a victory for workers By Brian Kabateck This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear two separate challenges to California’s controversial state statute, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). On June 30, 2020, SCOTUS rejected a challenge brought by the

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What the SCOTUS PAGA Ruling Means for State Employees

By Brian Kabateck For years, employers in California have complained about the number of lawsuits brought to them under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). But a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling about a state labor law is being hailed as a victory for companies regarding potential legal action, but

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$350,000 Settlement secured in Insurance Bad Faith Case

KBK’s Trial team which included partner Shant Karnikian and attorney Barret Alexander recently secured a $350,000 Settlement of an insurance claim for vandalism to a vacant building, after the insurance company completely denied the claim, paid nothing, and forced their insured to sue.  

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Sandusky Register | Sex abuse case heads to hearing

Two Ohio men recently filed a lawsuit against a local minister who they claim sexually abused them for years while the church did nothing to stop the abuse. KBK’s Brian Kabateck, who is representing the plaintiffs, told the Sandusky Register that some of the abuse happened on trips the minister

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California Paraprofessional Program

Should Nonlawyers be allowed to represent clients in legal proceedings? By Brian S. Kabateck The legal community is embroiled in a debate over a proposal to allow nonlawyers to practice law and own law firms. Recently the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees gave a preliminary go-ahead to a

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