Category Archives: Civil Litigation Cases
Is an Exceptional Attorney Essential?
Is there a distinction between essential and exceptional? How essential is it to choose the superb things we do and seek an outstanding result? Is an exceptional attorney essential? Perhaps, many individuals might have been content in utilizing a physician, dentist, accountant, and/or an attorney as long as they were not inferior. However, is it … Read More
Check Your Auto Insurance Policy Coverage
If you have not recently checked your automobile insurance policy and coverage page, this is a good time of the year to review your benefits (and the limitations or exclusions). Notably, automobile insurance rates are set primarily by a driver’s safety record and their annual miles driven. The following is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, and … Read More
LINGUISTICS AND THE PRACTICE OF LAW
Linguistics is the study of language. It is reflected in everything we say and what we do. Essentially, it impacts how we communicate with others. In this regard, every word can have significance; many of which are like a double-edged sword, in which there can be two completely different meanings. To be effective in the … Read More
Common Legal Mistakes in Transactions
Clearly, many of us go about our lives without making legal mistakes. Fortunately, many of us never incur legal problems. However, that should not create a false hope in our mind to ignore the fact that legal issues can arise and we have the power to avoid legal mistakes in our transactions, whether routine or … Read More
Safeway Grocery Settles Claim of Employee With Disability
On November 2, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported a settlement regarding a food services employee on disability leave for a job injury at Safeway Grocery. Initially Safeway followed the law, Americans with Disabilities (ADA), which requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with a disability; as such Safeway allowed the employee to … Read More
Is There Gender Bias in The Movie and TV Industries?
On May 11, 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported a story relating to a previous request by the American Civil Liberties Union for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate a pattern and practice of gender bias in the hiring of primarily male film and TV directors, and more recently to include producers, actors … Read More
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYER MUST PROVIDE SEATS FOR EMPLOYEES
In a unanimous opinion, NYKEYA KILBY vs. CVS PHARMACY, INC., Case # S215614, on April 4, 2016, the Supreme Court of California held an employer must provide suitable seating for its employees as long as it is reasonable to do so in the particular work environment. In other words, the employer must provide seats for … Read More
Is a University Liable for Violence on the Campus?
The California Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear oral argument on Friday, August 7, 2015 in a case filed in 2010 by Katherine Rosen against her attacker and UCLA, which is governed by the Regents of the University of California; at the time she was a UCLA student who was stabbed and had her … Read More
Women in the Legal System – As a Judge or Judged as a Lawyer
In a recent study published on June 10, 2015, in the Social Science Research Network, the authors look at the significance of male and female participants as judges and litigants in the legal system. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2616502 The authors noted they evaluated empirical data to determine to what extent a male or a female lawyer obtained a … Read More
Are Contractual Jury Trial Waivers Valid?
On April 16, 2015, in the case of County of Orange vs. Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd. et al, Case #14-72343, the United States Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit granted a Petition For Writ of Mandamus from the U.S. District Court (Southern District), and in the facts of this case held unenforceable a jury … Read More