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Named after the Merced River, Merced County is located just to the south-east of San Jose. Merced County is considered to be a bellwether county in politics, with the last two victorious presidential candidates winning the county's popular vote.
If you need legal advice in Merced County, there are many talented Merced County lawyers ready to assist you. These attorneys can provide you with insights into many areas of law including personal injury, DUI, criminal defense, bankruptcy, tax, divorce, alimony, child custody, domestic abuse, automobile accidents, contracts, business, and more.
A lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of the employees of multiple correctional facilities in Merced County against the county. The lawsuit claims that Merced County allowed its employees at these facilities to drink and prepare food with water known to carry high levels of arsenic. The lawsuit is seeking $400 million in damages, which would be split evenly among all of the plaintiffs who opt into the lawsuit. Merced County has denied any wrongdoing and claims both that the arsenic levels in the water are not dangerously high and also that it is on track to create a new water filtration system that is to be put in place soon.
If you need to file a lawsuit in Merced County, you will likely have to do so at the Superior Court of California, County of Merced. This is a trial court of general jurisdiction and has the power to hear all types of criminal cases as well as civil cases, both of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. A local attorney can help you prepare your case for trial in this court.
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