Christopher B. Dolan

California has a variety of family leave laws

This week’s question comes from Adam in Mission Bay, who writes: Q:…

Texting isn’t the only illegal phone activity while driving

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Deadline approaches to file claim for Ghost Ship fire

On the night of Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 36 people perished, almost…

Teachers, schools can be liable for ‘negligent supervision’

This week’s question comes from a parent on the Peninsula who wishes…

Commonsense safety tips for Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

Put a leash on negligent dog owners

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Speed, visibility key in determining who’s at fault in motorcycle crash

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San Francisco is obligated to inspect public sidewalks for hazards

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Keep detailed records to protect against unlawful termination

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Inciting violence is illegal, even when you’re president

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Channeling our inner social justice warrior

This week, I wish to share news concerning some of the Dolan…

Who’s to blame for an uneven sidewalk?

Last week’s column, which addressed a question from a woman whose father…

Liability established for slip-and-fall injuries

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Liability coverage under auto policies follows driver, not car

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Uber harassment claim far too common in tech industry

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Employee protections when reporting crimes

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Checks and balances impede Trump’s plans

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When therapists take advantage of patients

This week’s question comes from Sheila P. in San Francisco, who asks:…

Bar owners must protect patrons from bouncers

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Criticism of president protected, threats are not

This week’s question comes from David in Albany, who writes: Q: “Chris,…