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Bentley & More LLP give back to the Newport Beach Police Department during COVID-19

This past Friday we had the pleasure of providing meals for the #FrontlineFighters of the Newport Beach Police Department. Our gratitude goes out to the entire department for their service to our community. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to keeping Newport Beach safe during these unprecedented times. We salute you!

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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

Keith More & Matt Clark discuss Workers’ Compensation & Covid-19 in The Daily Journal

Bentley & More Co-Founder Keith More with Firm Partner Matt Clark are featured in the recent publication of The Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal discussing Workers’Compensation & Covid-19. Click on the image below for a PDF of the article.


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How is Business Interruption Insurance Calculated?

If your business has been negatively impacted by a major disaster or shutdown in operations, it is important to understand how your business interruption insurance policy works. This type of insurance is meant to restore a business to the same economic condition as it was before the interruption occurred. At Bentley & More LLP, our California business interruption insurance lawyers are here to help you through any situation, including prop... Read More

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