The Southern California law firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Mendoza has been providing our clients with the best legal representation available for over
50 years. Our team, consisting of some of the best trial lawyers in the country, has obtained hundreds of jury verdicts and millions of dollars for our clients.
On November 14, 2013, the California Supreme Court handed California employees a resounding victory, ruling that injured workers are permitted to present medical evidence from their own physicians, reversing the en banc Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), which had earlier laid down a general rule excluding such reports.
John A. Mendoza and Ellen R. Serbin (partners at Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Mendoza) represented Elayne Valdez before the Supreme Court. This decision affirms that injured employees, like Ms. Valdez, have a statutory right to introduce non-MPN (Medical Provider Network) medical reports in support of their claims for worker's compensation benefits. The Supreme Court's decision is a straight forward proclamation which makes it clear that injured workers are entitled to present their own evidence in hearings before the WCAB. The case was Valdez v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board. See the opinion (PDF).
The employment law division of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Mendoza continues to make waves, most recently with a $4.5 million class action settlement. Over the course of nearly two years, PLBSM attorneys Todd H. Harrison and Brennan S. Kahn, working with the prestigious class action law firm of Trush Law Offices, pursued a class action against a national custodial and maintenance company.
PLBSM alleged that the Defendant misclassified nearly 1,000 of its employees, calling them "managers" in an attempt to deprive those employees of rightfully earned overtime pay. Mr. Harrison's and Mr. Kahn's multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of the putative class represents a validation of the work our clients performed. More importantly, the settlement represents a resounding victory for all workers in California who, like our clients, are deprived of a living wage for no other reason than corporate greed.
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