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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Proof of Competency as Mitigation Evidence

Mitigation evidence, in the civil lawsuit realm, is evidence used to thwart a potential affirmative defense of the failure to limit ones damages. This evidence is done to demonstrate to the opposing party and/or adjudicator of your dispute that once you became aware of the injury, damage, or problem, you took reasonable steps to limit […]

Ethical Obligations to an Intended Beneficiary

An attorney advising a client has no duty to a third party affected by that advice unless there is a “showing that the legal advice was foreseeably transmitted to or relied upon by a third party or the third party was or were intended beneficiaries of a transaction to which the advice pertained.” (Goodman v. […]

Guide to Reports to National Practitioner Data Bank

The National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) was created by Congress and contains information related to “certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers.”[1] The law determines what types of adverse actions are reportable to the NPDB, however, most reporting entities error on the side of over-reporting making disputing an erroneous report […]

Time Off to Vote Notices

California Elections Code, section 14001 requires all employers to post a notice to employees advising them of provisions for taking paid leave for the purpose of voting in statewide elections. A sample of this notice, as well as a notice to employers regarding time off for voting is available in this embedded link. Employers may […]


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