WHO WE ARE
For 40 years, the lawyers at Stolpman Law Group LLP have utilized, our knowledge, skills, resources and passion for justice make a difference in the lives of our clients and have made it possible for us to protect the public from dangerous and unsafe products, and a corporate mindset which ignores consumers and those put at risk by their behavior.
In January, 2016 partners Tom Stolpman and Marilyn Heise formed Stolpman Law Group to continue that tradition; we investigate, litigate, and either settle cases or take cases to trial and win a broad range of tort cases ( a “torts” is a legal wring- such as driving negligently) throughout the State of California.
February 8, 2016
If you believe you have been wrongfully denied an insurance payment for a covered loss, you have a right to seek compensation for bad faith. If you wish to review your options, talk to an experienced insurance lawyer as soon as possible. The law imposes a statute of limitations, which varies from state to state, giving you a limited time in which to pursue your claim. Contact an experienced insurance attorney to discuss your options.
February 8, 2016
- What is involved when litigating a business issue?
- What are some alternatives to litigation?
- What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
- Is the result of mediation or arbitration binding?
- Can results from mediation or arbitration be appealed?
- What is a class-action lawsuit?
- Can business entities participate in a class action?
- What is the legal fee arrangement for a class action?
January 8, 2016
Class action lawsuits are brought by named plaintiffs, usually one or two, whose alleged injuries are the same as those of a large number of other parties. The plaintiffs do not have to be individuals; businesses may also be class plaintiffs. The purpose of a class action is to combine many similar causes of action. The cause of the common injury could be from any number of sources, such as from violations of federal regulations, product defects, securities fraud, or environmental issues. When multiple plaintiffs with similar claims are involved, litigating each case individually would be expensive and time consuming. A class action suit allows for a combined effort, potentially saving litigation costs and time spent in preparation for and in court.
January 3, 2016
A bad faith denial of an insurance claim is a breach of the insurer’s duty to exercise good faith and fair dealing, which is implied in every insurance contract. There are a number of ways an insurance company may act in bad faith. For more information about bad faith claims, talk to an experienced lawyer.
December 18, 2015
In some instances, a business may want to avoid a complicated and expensive courtroom battle by using instead an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method. ADR is a way to resolve legal issues without going to court. The two most frequently used forms of ADR, described below, are arbitration and mediation.
If your business is facing a legal battle, contact us to discuss using ADR as an alternative to a traditional lawsuit.
December 6, 2015
A permanent brain injury may be difficult to recognize or prove. Changes in a person’s behavior or personality may be subtle. But with all damage to the brain, the earlier a brain injury is diagnosed, the earlier a person can begin a treatment program. This article discussed different types of brain injuries including a closed head injury and swelling of the brain.
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