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California Foreclosure Rescue Scam Victim May Lose Foreclosed Property
July 21, 2008 — Foreclosure rescue scams are a form of predatory lending that became increasingly common during the mortgage bubble. Persons describing themselves as “lenders” took advantage of fraud and corruption in the mortgage industry to steal equity from...
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Plant Insulation Company Settles Asbestos Lung Cancer Case
San Francisco, CA — July 17, 2008 — On the day before closing arguments were scheduled to commence, defendant Plant Insulation Company elected to pay the plaintiffs’ settlement demand and resolve the asbestos case, Kathleen Schiebold, et al. v. Plant...
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Brayton Purcell Employees Participate in the Marin Human Race
June 23, 2008 — Brayton Purcell would like to congratulate its employees for their spirited participation in the Marin Human Race, the county’s largest collaborative community fund-raiser. Brayton Purcell’s team, the Marin Human Race Runners, were presented with the Golden...
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California: Asbestos & Lead in Kezar Pavilion Cause for Safety Concern
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 7, 2008 — Could asbestos and lead exposure at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco be to blame for the high incidence of cancer in Recreation and Park Department employees? Some certainly think so. Asbestos...
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Southern California Predatory Mortgage Lending Ring Arrested
SAN BERNARDINO, CA — April 4, 2008 — Prosecutors cracked down on a California mortgage fraud ring on March 18. The fraud ring, allegedly led by 25-year old real estate agent Eric Pony, reportedly took advantage of thousands of homebuyers...
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Medical Device Lawsuits & Ensuring Product Safety
Manufacturers of Unsafe Products Shielded by Supreme Court Ruling WASHINGTON, DC — March 6, 2008 — The Supreme Court ruled in favor of limiting lawsuits on product liability. It will now be difficult for individuals to sue faulty medical products...
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Encouraging Community Involvement with New Employee Policy
Brayton Purcell LLP, recipient of the 2007 Corporate Community Service Award presented by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, is committed as an organization to volunteerism and support of surrounding community-based organizations. Starting February 1st, employees will...
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Cigarette Lawsuit Punitive Damage Award Upheld in Oregon Lawsuit
February 8, 2008 — While the profits of Big Tobacco are hardly ‘up in smoke,’ individuals harmed by the dangerous side effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products are finding restitution through the legal system. State Supreme Courts in California,...
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Brayton Purcell Awarded for Corporate Community Service
Brayton Purcell Receives Community Service Award January 15, 2008: Novato, California — The asbestos attorney firm of Brayton Purcell was honored out of all of the businesses in Marin County, California, with the 2007 Heart of Marin Award for Excellence in Corporate...
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Brayton Purcell’s Jerry Peters selected as Novato Citizen of the Year
Civic engagement is not taken lightly by Brayton Purcell’s Jerry Peters. As the tireless facilities manager that keeps Brayton Purcell’s office buildings and grounds in Novato and three other western cities operating around the clock, Mr. Peters finds time in...
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