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12 Jul: AN INTERESING SUPERIOR COURT ORDER DENYING KAISER’S MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION

When you enroll in a Kaiser Health Care Plan you are usually required to sign an agreement that if you have a medical negligence claim against its hospital, doctors or medical care team, you must arbitrate the matter.  There is no appeal and the list of arbitrators is supplied by Kaiser through its “Office of the Independent Administrator.”  Sometimes this does not work for Kaiser as is evidenced by the following Order of a Judge Alameda County Superior Court on July 10, 2019 by the Honorable Ronni MacLaren.. Our colleague Nancy Hersh of Hersh & Hersh in San Francisco, was counsel for the Claimant: The Petition to Compel Arbitration (Motion) filed for Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company and The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. was set for hearing on 06/28/2019 at 09:00 AM in Department 25 before the Honorable Ronni MacLaren. The…

01 Nov: KCEH Named among “Best Law Firms.”

We are proud to announce that again, Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP has been named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report.  Here is an excerpt from the  Press Release: WASHINGTON – Nov. 1, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.