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Lead Paint Makers Must Pay To Clean Up Homes, Court Rules

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. In what many are calling a victory for California consumers, a state appeals court has ruled that lead paint companies are responsible for the cost of cleaning up homes containing the dangerous toxin. The ruling is the latest round in a lawsuit involving three companies — ConAgra, NL Industries and...

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Lead poisoning doesn’t only affect children, workers also at risk

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Even though lead poisoning is often discussed relating to children because of the serious effects it has on their brain development, many adults are at risk for lead poisoning at work. In fact, thousands of people in the United States work under conditions where enough lead is present to harm...

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Bedbugs: A problem for renters

Has your landlord neglected your living space, leading to a bedbug problem? Contact the attorneys at Riley | Ersoff today for a free consultation. On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Friday, November 10, 2017. The thought of bedbugs can make your skin crawl. Many different stories have been in the news about people who go to movie...

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Your landlord has obligations

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. When an individual or company rents out residential property, the landlord has certain obligations. For example, if you are renting an apartment in Los Angeles, it must be “habitable.” Also, while you are renting the property, your landlord is responsible for making necessary repairs and normal maintenance in...

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How to Avoid Slumlords

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Tips to Avoid Renting from Slumlords in Los Angeles Finding an affordable place to live in Los Angeles can be difficult, especially when you want to find an apartment that is nice, located in a good neighborhood and does not require too long a commute to work. Another...

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Lead poisoning: Diagnosis and treatment

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that requires immediate medical attention. Although it’s best to avoid this altogether, if you or your loved one is dealing with lead poisoning it’s good to know that there are treatment options to consider. If you have any reason to believe that...

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Tips for Protecting Your Child From Lead Exposure

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Being a parent is hard work, and sometimes it can seem as if the deck is stacked against you and your kids. If your child is exposed to lead in the home environment, he or she will definitely experience life-long difficulties. Living in a toxic home Lead is...

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New law bars landlords from reporting tenants to ICE

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that made California a “sanctuary state” that offers protection to the state’s undocumented immigrants. This is the latest salvo in the immigration battle between the Trump administration and Gov. Brown. The law, which will not be in effect until Jan. 1,...

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The dangers of lead poisoning can have unforeseen consequences

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted in blog on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Last summer, one of the officers that faced charges over the arrest and subsequent death of a Baltimore native received an acquittal. The officers arrested the 25-year-old suspect for possession of a switchblade. From the time the officers placed the suspect in handcuffs and their arrival at...

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Environmental group awaits governor’s signature on bill

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Monday, October 2, 2017. Earlier this month, California legislators gathered in Sacramento and voted unanimously to approve laws that will provide testing for lead exposures to hundreds of thousands of additional at-risk youngsters in the state. The present program has struggled with identifying the approximately two-thirds of California kids with lead poisoning....

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