Update on Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

We filed an action in Butte County on May 17, 2018 with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  


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California taxes: Economy is strong, but shortfall may be coming

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Economy 
California's economy is on fire, but the state's finances are facing the cold reality of a revenue slowdown. And experts blame the state's unusual tax system for the problem.

"Right now, the surging tide of revenue is beginning to turn," Governor Jerry Brown said earlier this month at a press conference announcing a revised $122.2 billion state budget and potential deficits ahead due to expiring tax increases.

Brown is urging Sacramento lawmakers to refrain from any massive new spending program...

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Being an Anti-Fragile Business

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, May 5, 2016, In : Economy 
We live in a new economy.  After the financial collapse of 2008, everything was questionable. For many businesses the question became how do we survive? The survival rate for larger companies is much lower than small businesses since the financial collapse. This has led investors to question what makes a business sustainable. Is it size? cash flow? excited investors? cuddling with politicians? Reality says none of the above. 

One economist was able to predict the financial collapse Nassim Nich...
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Arcata on List of Cities with Most Income Inequality

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Economy 
The Sacramento Bee has ranked the cities in California with the most income inequality and Arcata is on the list. According to the report 52.9% of all income in Arcata is controlled by the wealthiest 20%. 
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California's economy expected to outpace that of U.S. this year

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Economy 
California's economy will grow faster this year than the national economy, and unemployment will drop to 5% in early 2017, according to a new report by the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Personal income in California will increase more slowly than it has in recent years, when the state's economy was bouncing back from the high unemployment of the recession.

In 2016, personal income in California will grow 3.6%, compared with 4.5% in 2015, the report said.

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California considering 5% workers comp premium cut

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Economy 
California employers could see an average 5% cut to the premiums paid for workers compensation coverage starting in July under a proposal announced Thursday by the state Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Read more here

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Data tells the story: California is a good place to do business

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, December 10, 2015, In : Economy 
By: Next 10

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 10, 2015 - California is an attractive state for creating and sustaining successful businesses, according to a new report that relies on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamic Statistics to calculate exactly where California ranks, compared to other states, across a comprehensive range of economic indicators.

California New Business Creation, commissioned by the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics, finds th...
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Data Tracker: Despite improving economy, California millennials still 'failing to launch'

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Sunday, November 1, 2015, In : Economy 

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