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April 2020

Settlement Alert – Keith More & Whit Bertch team up for a Personal Injury & Workers’ Comp success story!

Keith P. More and Whit D. Bertch of Bentley & More LLP secured a $1.01M policy limits settlement for a fifty-five-year-old man who suffered catastrophic injuries when he fell 18.5 feet from a scaffold system on a residential development construction project in Irvine, California. He suffered numerous fractures including seventeen ribs, lumbar, sacrum, pelvis, clavicle, left mandibular angle, and right mandibular parasymphysis. He also suffered a grade III lacerated kidney, heart contusion,  respiratory failure, and traumatic pneumothorax. He was hospitalized for 29 days. After the fall, Cal-OSHA performed an investigation and determined that the scaffold system was negligently erected and identified forty-six (46) instances of violations of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. It issued five (5) citations and proposed penalties exceeding $69,000.  Additionally, due to allegations of significant employer negligence the workers compensation lien of $404,000 was reduced to $50,000 and a waiver of credit rights in the work comp case. The firm is also representing him for his workers compensation case as he was on-the-job at the time of the fall working as a framing foreman for his employer.

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Opening the Door on Business Interruption Insurance: Join us for a LIVE Webinar May 7, 2020


Join us for a LIVE webinar: The Basics of Business Interruption Insurance due to the COVID Crisis on May, 7, 2020 (2pm – 3pm) as Firm Partners Greg Bentley & Matt Clark lead us in the topic. Visit to register.

Hear an update on the current state of the law and learn step by step how to:

·         Interpret policy language;

·         Evaluate potential exclusions; 

·         Properly submit your business interruption claim; and

·         Prepare for the likely bad faith suit to follow.

Presented by:

Greg Bentley, Esq., Bentley & More
Matthew Clark, Esq., Bentley & More

MCLE Credit
This program is approved for 1-hour MCLE Credit. Your MCLE Certificate of Attendance will be available to view and download in your online profile 1-2 days after the webinar date. Attendees must have participated in the program in its entirety to receive MCLE credit.

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Is Business Interruption Insurance Taxable?

If your business has been forced to shut down operations due to an unforeseen event, such as a natural disaster or forced government closure, this will most certainly have a negative financial impact on your and your workers. However, many business owners obtain business interruption insurance to help them cover costs in the event a major shutdown in operations occurs. At Bentley & More LLP, our California business interruption insurance l... Read More

Is Business Interruption Insurance Standard?

When a natural disaster or major shutdown occurs, businesses can experience an abrupt halt in operations. This can reduce revenue to zero. However, many companies have business interruption insurance policies that help them cover expenses when this occurs. At Bentley & More LLP, our California business interruption insurance attorneys are ready to help you get through this. Here, we want to discuss whether this type of insurance is a stand... Read More

The attorneys at Bentley & More remain committed to exceptional client service during the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact us today remotely.