Christopher Dolan

A tribute marked the spot near where Sofia Liu was fatally hit. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Uber settles wrongful death lawsuit of Sofia Liu

Uber reached a tentative settlement in the lawsuit over the wrongful death…

 

Cyclists usually must stick to the same rules as other vehicles.

Dolan: Application of vehicle law to cyclists

This week’s question comes from Jim C. in Concord who asks: Q:…

 

The San Francisco Unified School District has adopted an Anti-Bullying Code to help students.

Dolan: Navigating the proper channels for harassment at school

This week’s question comes from William B. in Diamond Heights, who asks:…

 

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Absent signal poses threat to pedestrians

Usually I respond to questions which are asked by Examiner readers. This…

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Scott Eisen/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco cyclists can take advantage of green bike boxes at intersections to help protect themselves from vehicles.

Dolan: Green bike boxes make intersections safer for all

Bike To Work Day is today and, according to the San Francisco…

Scott Eisen/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco cyclists can take advantage of green bike boxes at intersections to help protect themselves from vehicles.
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Criteria for brain death differs in other states

This week’s question comes from Mark in Oakland, who asks: Q: “I…

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An employer can be found negligent for harms caused by its employees' conduct if the employer knew

Creepy driver responsibility of shuttle company

This week’s question comes from Janice G. in San Mateo, who asks:…

An employer can be found negligent for harms caused by its employees' conduct if the employer knew
Determining liability in a crash caused by a hired driver's medical issue could depend on whether he or she knew of their condition.

Driver has responsibility for revealing medical condition

This week’s question comes from James T. in Fremont, who asks: Q:…

Determining liability in a crash caused by a hired driver's medical issue could depend on whether he or she knew of their condition.
Eric Risberg/AP file photoAttending a game at AT&T Park can be fun

Teams, fans have protections from flying balls, bats at ballpark

As the Giants open the season at AT&T Park with their first…

Eric Risberg/AP file photoAttending a game at AT&T Park can be fun
Jeff Chiu/APArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone has inserted language in Catholic school teachers' handbooks calling on them to lead their lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality

Archbishop’s quest likely has underlying motives

This week’s letter comes from a Catholic school teacher who has asked…

Jeff Chiu/APArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone has inserted language in Catholic school teachers' handbooks calling on them to lead their lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality
Under the California civil law

Patient must be informed about substitute surgeon

This week’s question comes from Tara H. from the Mission, who asks:…

Under the California civil law
Being wrongly detained by store security guards could constitute false imprisonment

Stores can’t detain you without justification

This week’s question comes from Lionel T. from South San Francisco, who…

Being wrongly detained by store security guards could constitute false imprisonment
Courtesy photoFumigators must have a signed contract from the homeowner before beginning work.

Protections in place for faulty fumigation

This week's question comes from Tara P. in Hayward, who writes: Q:…

Courtesy photoFumigators must have a signed contract from the homeowner before beginning work.
In the State of California

Direct family ties rule following loved one’s death

This week’s question comes from Cynthia C. from Hayward, who writes: Q:…

In the State of California
California Civil Code Section 2080 states that “Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money

Finding a lost wallet and the law

Today’s article is not a question, but an account of a recent…

California Civil Code Section 2080 states that “Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money
State and local government entities have an obligation to provide accessible workplace facilities

Even public buildings must meet ADA requirements

This week’s question comes from Marylyn T., who asks: Q: “I am…

State and local government entities have an obligation to provide accessible workplace facilities
California Civil Code Section 846 states that a property owner is not necessarily liable for accidents on his or her land.

Fault in recreational activities depends on permissions

This week’s question comes from Jason M. in Pacifica, who asks: Q:…

California Civil Code Section 846 states that a property owner is not necessarily liable for accidents on his or her land.
California Education Code Section 49460 states that written parental consent is required before a blood panel can be taken from a child.

School must contact parents when performing certain medical procedures

This week’s question comes from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous:…

California Education Code Section 49460 states that written parental consent is required before a blood panel can be taken from a child.
California Business and Professions Code Section 25658 states that every person who "sells

Minors have protections when reporting underage drinking

Today's question comes from Gerry, a student at San Francisco State, who…

California Business and Professions Code Section 25658 states that every person who "sells
Rich Pedroncelli/APDebbie Ziegler

California takes another shot at right-to-die law

This week's question comes from Phyllis G. in Marin, who asks: Q:…

Rich Pedroncelli/APDebbie Ziegler