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R. Sebastian Gibson

R. Gibson’s Legal Guides

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  • The Importance Of Mediations to Settle Personal Injury Claims and Business Disputes in California

    As a civil litigation attorney who has settled hundreds and hundreds of cases without the expense and time involved in trial, and who has settled these cases for amounts that clients were very pleased with, I tell other attorneys that there are a number of steps that bring this s...

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  • The New Calorie Count Menu Law for California Restaurants

    If you live anywhere in California, you may be surprised to see a change at fast food restaurants - disclosures in plain sight of how many calories are in that meal you just purchased. California restaurants may have been exempted from the County of Origin Labeling Rules that ...

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  • Rights of Oil Spill Workers and Seamen Under the Jones Act Maritime Law in the United States

    Jones Act and Maritime injuries to seamen, dock workers and workers on offshore oil rigs in California and elsewhere in the U.S. are common to workers who work out of the busiest ports in California including San Diego, Long Beach, San Pedro, and Ventura, and they can occur when ...

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  • The Different Types of Arbitrations in California to Settle Personal Injury and Business Claims

    As a civil litigation attorney in California who uses mediation to settle almost every personal injury, business, real estate and construction case that goes into litigation, I try to avoid arbitrations at every opportunity because of their much more limited chance of resolving a...

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  • Real Estate Contracts in California - What Makes them Legal and the Damages in the Event of Disputes

    It doesn't matter where you live, if you eventually ever buy or sell real estate again, you need to know what makes a real estate contract legal. A real estate contract can be written, oral, or implied. But in real estate law, only some real estate contracts can be oral such a...

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  • A Guide to Swimming Pool Accidents in California and Drowning Prevention

    If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to provide care or to seek compensation for your injuries or loss. But more important than that, is getting the medical care you need and quic...

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  • Accidents And Children - A Guide To Avoiding Injuries To Your Child

    Accidents and children just seem to go hand in hand. They fall, they get bit by dogs, they are hit on their bikes, skateboards and while playing in the street. It's when you least expect it. Turn away for a second and they've had another accident. Forget to check on their ...

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  • Ten Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know When You Are Negotiating a Settlement

    There are secrets that insurance companies don't want you to know. Here are ten of the most important. Insurance companies are not your friends. They are in business to make money. The less money they give you for your accident, the more money they make. Their adjusters may se...

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  • What New Artists and Musicians Can Do To Keep From Being Taken Advantage Of in California

    There is probably no other profession than the music business where so many people will try to take advantage of you when you are starting out as an artist or musician if you don't have a lawyer. When you are just starting out, the entertainment industry sees you as someone whom ...

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  • Modeling Contracts - Answers to Common Questions of How Models Can Protect Themselves

    Models from Los Angeles to New York have a number of common questions when they first enter the modeling business. As an attorney who has represented a number of models from London to Los Angeles, this article attempts to answer some of the most important questions a model faces ...

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