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Need Your Faith in Humanity Reaffirmed?

By Eugene Lee | 2 Comments

Sometimes I go for days without opening a newspaper. It gets downright depressing reading about all the school shootings, political gridlock and homicides. But every now and then, I come across something that actually reaffirms my faith in humanity. Take a look at “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year” and be…

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Called as a Witness? Get Your Witness Fees

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Have you ever been called to testify as a witness at a deposition (a “deposition” is a fancy way of saying a lawyer-conducted witness interview conducted under oath that is recorded by a court reporter) or at a trial? If so, then you have the right to recover “ordinary witness fees”. According to California Government…

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US Supreme Court Says Class Actions Can Be Banned

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Have you ever sat down and read the “fine print”? That long, boring document with tiny print that falls out of the box of whatever you just bought? Me neither. But maybe we all should from now on. In AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux., AT&T had charged consumers $30.22 for phones that they…

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Psychological Warfare in Lawsuits

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They say war is hell. Well, so is litigation. Things can get downright nasty in the legal trenches. Some lawyers even cross ethical lines and risk disbarment in order to win. In a recent patent infringement lawsuit between warring technology giants Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp., federal magistrate judge Barbara Major found that Qualcomm had…

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The Importance of the Judge to Your Lawsuit

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The Judgment of King Solomon Remember the tale of King Solomon and the dispute over the baby? The tale is recounted in the Bible in 1 Kings 3:16-28. According to the tale, two prostitutes who lived together each had an infant son. One prostitute accidentally smothered her son while sleeping, and then switched her dead…

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When Creditors Come Knocking: Asset Protection Tips for Employees

By Eugene Lee | 2 Comments

The following article was contributed by our friends at the trusts and estates law firm, The Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim   In the current economic climate, many employers are no longer able to generate the same amount of income they did just a couple years ago. This has resulted in furloughs, pay cuts,…

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Leave Rights in California: Part 2

By Eugene Lee | 9 Comments

Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Has FMLA/CFRA been good for the…

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Leave Rights in California: Part 1

By Eugene Lee | 20 Comments

Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Am I eligible? Share this post:…

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Filing a Discrimination Complaint in California (2017)

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In California, employees who wish to file a discrimination lawsuit cannot do so until they first file “charges” with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and obtain “right to sue” letters. This process is called “administrative exhaustion”. Luckily, the systems are now highly automated…

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Sexual Harassment in California (2017)

By Eugene Lee | 24 Comments

It’s hard to believe that sexual harassment still occurs in the modern workplace, but it does. Luckily, Federal and California state laws offer powerful protections against workplace sexual harassment. Under the law, there are two main types of sexual harassment: “Sleep with me if you want to keep your job” Share this post: on Twitter…

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