Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Employment Laws for 2014

The new year will bring with it some important changes for employers, as Governor Brown signed into effect multiple bills affecting employment laws. Employers should be sure to stay abreast of these changes to ensure compliance with the new laws … Continue reading

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Court Finds Exception to Prohibition on Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims

California Appellate Court Finds Unique Exception to Prohibition on Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims Written by Steven Markowitz California prohibits the assignment of legal malpractice claims to third parties. See, Goodley v. Wank & Wank (1976) 62 Cal.App.3d 389 (“Goodley”). … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Retaliation Claims When Firing

How to Avoid Retaliation Claims When Firing Retaliation claims were the most frequent claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for 2012. There has been a sharp rise in retaliation claims since the 2006 Supreme Court opinion in … Continue reading

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Court Rules D&O Excess Insurer Not Entitled to Subrogation

California Court of Appeals Rules D&O Excess Insurer Not Entitled to Subrogation The novel decision was filed November 14th by the California Court of Appeals for the Fourth Appellate District in XL Specialty Insurance Company v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance … Continue reading

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