HFL Law Group Opens Century City Office

HFL Law Group is pleased to announce the opening of its Century City office. Since opening its doors in 2008 in Encino, the firm has represented clients through litigation in many areas, including probate and trust, financial elder abuse, business, real estate and intellectual property. Founder James Fedalen’s family has been practicing law in Los Angeles… More

About the Elder Abuse Act

by Michael Fedalen Injuries and abuse in nursing homes because of under-staffing and neglect are all too common. In the past, victims in nursing homes had limited recourse or recoverable damages. Under traditional tort principles, pain and suffering damages do not survive the victims’ death. This created a perverse situation where it was better for… More

Issues with Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements: Michael Fedalen Authors Penton Wealth Management Article

Due to understaffing and neglect, injuries in nursing homes occur alarmingly often. When they do, victims and their families may find that their ability to hold the home accountable is severely restricted by a clause in the documents they signed upon entering the home: an arbitration agreement. In the article “Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements,” published… More

HFL Obtains $1.2 Million Settlement in Financial Elder Abuse Case

In a financial elder abuse matter involving a probate dispute, HFL Law Group successfully obtained a $1.2 million settlement on behalf of the decedent’s daughter. The daughter was the sole beneficiary of her father’s personal and business estates. However, just three months before his death, the decedent amended both trusts to remove his daughter as… More

Webinar Now Available! Recognizing and Litigating Dependent Adult Abuse

Dependent adults, or adults with physical and mental limitations that restrict their ability to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights, often fall through the cracks of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act and become victims of exploitative businesses or predatory lending. Thanks in part to the vague definition of… More

What to Expect If You Are Sued in the ITC: Partner James Fedalen’s Article Appears in German Publication

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) offers a limited alternative forum for trademark owners seeking to block infringing products from entry into the United States. When trademark owners file cases in the ITC naming multiple respondents, these respondents might find themselves in unfamiliar territory. In his article “What to expect if you are sued… More