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Dogs Attack Riverside Woman in Front of her Home

In a case nearly identical to one Walton Barber had last year, a Riverside woman was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs in front of her Eastvale home. The woman suffered severe personal injuries,…

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to San Diego Area Chipotle

The total number cases of hepatitis A contracted at a Chipotle restaurant in La Mesa has grown to 18. Authorities from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Department is advising any…

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Woman Sues County After Dog Attack

In a case that will be followed closely by attorneys who prosecute and defend cases involving dog bites, a Valley Center woman has sued the San Diego County’s Animal Control for failing to take prior action against two dogs who later attacked her.There’s no doubt the attack on Nancy Matthews was brutal. She was attacked by two boxers while trying to protect her 8 and 11-year-old children, and…

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Lifeguard Truck Accident Lawsuit Settled

The city of Coronado has paid $141,000.00 to settle a lawsuit filed by a 24-year-old tourist who was run over by a lifeguard truck while sunbathing on a Coronado beach.The city issued a formal apology to Sarah Bouvet who was hospitalized for two days with injuries to her pelvis, legs and ankles. Her lawsuit sought compensatory damages, and also called for a change in the city’s lifeguard…

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Stop the Press! Insurers Overcharge, Payout Less

In what can only be call the “No Duh!” story of the week, the Consumer Federation of America has released a study that concludes the insurance industry overcharges U.S. consumers to the tune of about $870 per household.According to Consumer Federation insurance director J. Robert Hunter, insurance carriers have enjoyed large profits by “methodically overcharging consumers, cutting back on…

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San Diego County Lists Health Inspection Grades

If you ever wanted to know the results of the health inspection grades of your favorite San Diego restaurant, now you can.The San Diego County Department of Health unveiled a new web site last week that will allow the public to view the health inspection grades of about 12,000 restaurants. The site also allows people to ask for complete inspection reports, and instructs people how to file a…

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This Halloween Stay Safe (and Classy) San Diego

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued its annual reminders to parents as to how to have a fun, but safe Halloween. I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but Halloween in San Diego now looks more and more like Christmas. Driving around there are lights on houses, artificial pumpkins, and large inflatable ghosts and witches dot every other yard. By the way, what’s up with those…

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San Diego Fire Victims Must Not Be Afraid To Ask Insurance Questions

Like a few hundred thousand other San Diegans, I spent Sunday night in a grocery store parking lot with my neighbors, and Monday night in a hotel room after being ordered to leave my home because of the encroaching wildfires. I’m one of the lucky ones. Unlike about 1,500 other San Diego County residents, I got to take my wife and kids back to a home that, except for ash and soot, and a bit of…

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Insurance Companies Cheat Victims, Increase Profits

Thousands of Americans are learning a sad insurance secret the hard way, when there’s a disaster, insurance companies homeowners count on to protect them from financial ruin routinely pay less in insurance claims than what the insurance policies promise. Bloomberg News has reported that in the last 12 years, insurance company net income has soared, recording record profits, while paying less to…

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Personal Injury: Production Company Sued As Pretend Military Training Turns Real

Jesse Klinger was an 18-year-old Marine when he arrived at Camp Pendleton from some training before being deployed to the Middle East. One of the training exercises was designed to simulate the ordeal of interrogation by the enemy, and included actors playing the role of interrogator.During the mock interrogation, Klingler’s mouth was gagged, he was blindfolded and his wrists and ankles were…