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Inconsistent Treatment of Employees Could Land You in Hot Water

When it comes to age and gender discrimination, inconsistent treatment of employees can serve as proof of discrimination and wrongful termination. This is the finding of two recent District Court decisions. Advertisements

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Is Broker Liability to Third Parties in California’s Future?

                  Under current California law, brokers are not liable to third parties. However, courts in other states are one by one ruling to the contrary, and it may not be too long before California courts follow suit.

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LEGAL MALPRACTICE ARISING OUT OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Attorneys whose sole area of practice is criminal law frequently do not carry professional liability insurance. This stems from their mistaken belief that criminal practice does not have any potential for professional liability. However, all criminal attorneys should be aware … Continue reading

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Ethics in the Virtual Office

Attorneys who practice out of the “virtual” office are becoming more common. Perhaps it is the overhead costs deterring some from shelling out for a physical address, or the ease with which one can practice entirely online, or maybe a … Continue reading

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Professional Misconduct As Unfair Business Practices

In the recent case of People v. Ex Rel. Herrera v. Stender (2012) —Cal.App.4th— heard in the California Court of Appeals for the first district, the issue arose of whether professional misconduct could give rise to liability for unfair business … Continue reading

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Court Gives Effect to Commercial Landlord’s Intent in Policy Endorsement

On December 5, 2012, our Court of Appeals of California, Second District, issued an opinion affirming that when a tenant’s policy includes a commercial landlord as an additional insured, the policy’s inter-insured exclusion does not prevent the landlord from recovering … Continue reading

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Evolving Trends in Professional Liability Claims Against Insurance Brokers

While the general rule of liability for insurance agents and brokers is that an agent or broker is only responsible for procuring for its client, the coverage specifically requested by the client (Jones v. Grewe), the duties imposed on brokers … Continue reading

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