June 26, 2018

Age Discrimination: Seventh Circuit Court Says Applicant Can Bring ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

In April 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court ruled in favor of a plaintiff in the case, Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., where a 58-year-old attorney claimed he was denied a chance to interview for an in-house legal position because of his age. The…

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June 18, 2018

Sexual Harassment on the Job [Infographic]

Sexual harassment can take on different forms, such as verbal or physical, and can happen to anyone. It is a violation of the California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), and individuals who feel their rights have been violated can file a…

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May 31, 2018

Pro-Plaintiff SCOTUS Decision Stops Clock for State Claims Pending in Federal Court

On January 22, 2018, in a pro-plaintiff decision reversing the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statutes of limitations for state claims are suspended while those claims are pending in federal court. In Artis v. District of Columbia, the…

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March 28, 2018

#TimesUp Should Not Time Out: Taking a Stand to End Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Recent movements, such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, have called for an end to sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace spawning from a bevy of allegations against Hollywood moguls and others.  The claimants have helped put into the public eye the…

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March 22, 2018

Important Issues to Be Aware of When Riding with Uber and Lyft

Both Uber and Lyft currently provide $1 million in primary liability coverage for any damage a driver may cause to others (e.g., a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk), as well as $1 million in underinsured motorist coverage for passengers in the Uber…

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March 9, 2018

Will Automated Cars Change the Personal Injury Practice?

A growing number of car companies are providing automated driving and safety features in their new vehicles to help avoid/prevent accidents, including collision avoidance features such as electronic blind-spot monitoring, automated braking, and lane-keeping systems. It appears that automated driving and safety…

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March 7, 2018

What Wildfire Victims Need to Know About Recovering Losses

Have you been affected by the recent Northern or Southern California wildfires? If so, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for: Personal injury Personal property damage Damage or loss of residential structures Cost of evacuation Loss of earnings Even if…

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February 9, 2018

Rise of the On-Demand Economy & Its Impact on Workers and Consumers

The on-demand economy has infiltrated our everyday lives, spanning across industries and changing the way we do nearly everything, from hailing transportation and ordering food, to in-home beauty services. The business model for these on-demand companies, like Uber and Lyft, has prompted…

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February 5, 2018

The Growing Issues of Jury Internet Access

Internet access is everywhere so the likelihood that jurors will refrain from looking up case facts, evidence, and even the attorneys involved while serving on a trial is slim to none. In fact, in two recent mediations, the mediator Googled something on…

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