I'll Be Taking A Brief Break from Posting

By Eugene Lee |

My work schedule for the next month is going to be very tight so posts may become more sporadic. I’ll let you all know as soon as I am able to get back to more regular posting. If you’ve got questions, feel free to click on the “Ask An Attorney” tab at the top and…

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A Judge Is (Finally) Forced to Step Down

By Eugene Lee |

A little while ago, I posted about Judge James Brooks. He had engaged in shenanigans that turned a trial into a circus and humiliated Michelle Reinglass, one of the leading plaintiff-side trial lawyers in California. Well Judge Brooks has finally gotten what was coming to him.

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10 Signs You're About to be Fired (2020)

By Eugene Lee |

Getting fired doesn’t always involve a dramatic showdown meeting with your boss who tells you to pack your things and get out. In an age where employers are paranoid about getting sued by fired employees, firing an employee is often more complicated, involving many subtle steps. As an employee, it’s up to you to spot…

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'If you've got a job, hang on to it'

By Eugene Lee |

It looks like the proverbial bullpucky is hitting the economic fan. According to an Associate Press news article, Huge Job Losses Set Off Recession Alarms, the U.S. economy lost almost a quarter million jobs in the first three months of 2008 alone. That’s a staggering rate.

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Fired Chase Manhattan Employee's Recovery for FMLA Violations Could Exceed $7 Mil.

By Eugene Lee |

According to a Law.com news article, FMLA Verdict Could Cost Chase Manhattan $7.6 Million, Nicholas Lore, a 63-year old Chase Manhattan regional manager who was fired after making several requests for medical leave for a serious health condition under FMLA (Family Medical

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Fat-ism More Widespread than Racism

By Eugene Lee |

Did you know that it is NOT illegal to discriminate against someone because they are fat? There are federal and state laws against discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, etc. However, Michigan stands alone in having an anti-fat-ism law.

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An Act of Goodness

By Eugene Lee |

Ever come across a story that just leaves you speechless? Here’s the story that did that to me. I hope it brings a smile to your face, just like it did to mine. Starbucks barista Sandra Andersen only knew Annamarie Ausnes as an upbeat customer who would come in the mornings

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Our National Deficit – Who Do I Blame?

By Eugene Lee |

Is anyone else concerned about the direction our country is heading towards? Because I know I am. Here is just one symptom of the problem, our nation’s skyrocketing budget deficit. The US has charged up its credit card like a spoiled teenager. And I believe there’s going to be hell to pay when the bill…

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Starbucks Baristas Win $105 Million Class Action Judgment

By Eugene Lee |

Fellow attorney Terry Chapko reports a $105 million award to 120,000 former and current baristas in a class action tip-sharing lawsuit against Starbucks. The suit was initiated in October 2004 by Jou Chau, a former barista in La Jolla, CA, who alleged Starbucks

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need? (2020)

By Eugene Lee |

Here’s a quiz: What kind of lawyer do you need for the following situations? a. Your landlord won’t return your deposit even though you moved out of your apartment months ago. b. Your boss has wrongfully terminated you because you told him you were pregnant and need time off. c. Your vintage car has been…

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