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Need Independent Counsel to Defend a Lawsuit Against You?

11Oct2017Posted by Legal Team in Civil Litigation Law in California, Construction Law, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Lender Liability Law in California, Uncategorized

INSURANCE – HOW TO GET INDEPENDENT COUNSEL HIRED By Dugan P. Kelley Insurance for Personal Injury Suits in Denton, Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, or Wise Counties. You have been sued.  You have provided your insurance company notice (tendered) the lawsuit, and you received a letter back…

At-Will Employment: What if I am fired for refusing to do something illegal? Is that Wrongful Termination?

03Oct2017Posted by Legal Team in Employment Law in California, Employment Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

Is there any legal protection for an at-will employee?   By Matthew Clarke, Shareholder Both Texas and California are “at will” employment states. That means that the employer can terminate employment for any reason or no reason. Likewise, the employee can leave the employer for…

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers

22Sep2017Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers … by Banning the “Check Box”  By Dugan P. Kelley, Esq. By 1996 estimates show that only roughly 50% of employers were using criminal employment background checks to vet potential employees.  By 2003, over 80% of…

Lompoc Record Reports: Former jail project manager in legal fight with county – – Issues involve use of title, back pay, other allegations

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Questions by California Cities

Santa Barbara Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Reported by Lompoc Record Former jail project manager in wrongful termination lawsuit with county – Santa Barbara County is embroiled in civil litigation with the former project manager of the long-anticipated Northern Branch Jail, with both the project and county tax…

Sexual Harassment – Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC sues another 7-Eleven Store, This Time in Texas

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

It is unfortunate that the same wrongdoing, including sexual harassment, can repeat itself in the employer-employee context.  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayan. The 2014 Sexual Harassment Judgment In late 2014, Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC obtained a six-figure California…

Expert Witness Fees Are Available Under California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

18Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

Recover Expert Witness Fees Under FEHA If You Plan it Right Litigation attorneys frequently think about making a settlement offer under Code of Civil Procedure section 998.  If the defendant does not accept the offer and the plaintiff achieves a result that is greater than the…

Are Attorneys Now Insulated From Malpractice During Mediation?

15Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Are Attorneys Now Insulated by Mediation Confidentiality From Malpractice During Mediation? By Matthew Clarke Have you ever wondered if something you said or did during a mediation could come back to haunt you? The California Supreme Court recently addressed the scope of California’s mediation confidentiality…

California Supreme Court Pays Non-California Residents Time-And-A-Half

15Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

California Supreme Court Pays Non-California Residents Time-And-A-Half  By: Matthew N. Mong Every day, thousands of out-of-staters enter California to work.  However, until recently, it was undecided whether California’s overtime laws applied to these individuals.  In Sullivan v. Oracle Corporation, No. (2011) S170577, the California Supreme Court…