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May 2018

Hero Officers Should be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

During the attacks in Las Vegas last year many California peace officers demonstrated acts of bravery by immediately jumping to action. Unfortunately, they are not guaranteed workers’ compensation benefits because of being out of California at the time. For the full story click HERE.

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Teenager placed on mechanical ventilator after 3 weeks of Vaping

Health hazards of e-cigarettes are still unknown. Throughout the country, young people are vaping at an alarming rate and potential dangers of severe respiratory issues such as popcorn lung and wet lung are ignored. CNN recently reported on a teenager who developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis or “wet lung” after just three weeks of vaping and had to be placed on a mechanical ventilator. Firm founder Greg Bentley, CAOC Past President, is at the forefront in litigating against the industry and continues to fight for stronger regulations to ensure the testing of these products and unlawful targeting of minors. This story should be a warning to all e-cig users and parents. For the full story click HERE.

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NY Times reports on what appears to be the first death involving vaping products

Several news outlets have reported on a TV Producer in Florida who died after being hit with shrapnel and severely burned when his vape pen (also known as an ecig) exploded. The explosion also caused a massive fire in his home. “This is a horribly tragic story but something that could be prevented,” said Greg Bentley, CAOC Past President. “I’ve sat with dozens of people who have suffered severe burns to their faces, legs, arms, shoulders and some who have lost teeth, gum tissue, and even eyes and yet this industry remains unregulated!” Change needs to happen. Here is a story of how this product took a man’s life and left his wife a widow – For more on the story click HERE

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Keith More champions for client Eleuterio Covarrubias Acevedo against Liberty Mutual in the fight for a new Prosthetic.

In a story featured on May 10, 2018, founding partner Keith P. More and his Client Eleuterio Covarrubias Acevedo were interviewed by Randy Mac of NBC 4 News. Eleuterio was badly injured in a trucking accident back in 2013 that caused the loss of his leg.  Mr. More has been fighting the fight against California’s flawed Worker’s Compensation System and will be petitioning a judge to rule for a new prosthetic. Click HERE for more on the story. Read More

DWIGHT JOHNSON 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC

Bentley & More is proud to be a sponsor of the Dwight Johnson 2nd Annual Memorial Golf Classic.  Dwight was a former workers compensation client who had been involved in a catastrophic accident while at work.  Dwight lived life to its fullest and although a double amputee, he golfed, fished and never gave up. Dwight’s spirit lives on and he will always be remembered for his ability to help others. Take a moment to be thankful and remember ... Read More

Judge Sides with 130,000 Long-Term Care Policyholders in Class Action Against CalPERS, Permits Case to Proceed to Trial

Los Angeles, CA – June 20, 2017 – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sided with more than 130,000 class members, all CalPERS Long Term Care policyholders, in their class action against CalPERS for unjust premium increases, permitting their claims to proceed to trial. The class action stems from CalPERS’ decision in 2013 to raise premiums for its Long-Term Care insurance on more than 130,000 policyholders across California.  Many of those po... Read More

Bentley & More LLP Names Clare Lucich as the Firm’s Newest Partner

Irvine, CA – Bentley & More LLP has named Clare Lucich as the firm’s newest partner. Ms. Lucich has been with the firm since its inception in 2016 and her practice includes products liability, insurance bad faith, personal injury, and governmental claims. She has worked on a number of high profile cases and trials, including as one of the primary members of the trial team that secured:  a $1.885 million products liability verdict, a $3.... Read More