Seven percent of all legal malpractice claims involve a contention that the lawyer steered the client into accepting a bad settlement, according to a CNA litigation claims analysis. The concept that a client’s voluntary agreement to settle a case was somehow coerced [Read more…] about Legal Malpractice Arising Out Of A Mediated Settlement No Longer Exists
Nonsolicitation Clauses – Know the Facts
Employers regularly require their employees to sign confidentiality clauses wherein the employee agrees to keep secret the company’s secrets and other proprietary information; e.g., customers’ identities, secret formulas or marketing concepts, financial information. Less frequently, employers require employees to sign nonsolicitation agreements – whereby the employee agrees that, when leaving employment with the company, he or she will not solicit the company’s customers to do business with the employee’s new business. [Read more…] about Nonsolicitation Clauses are Void as a Matter of Law
Difference Between Partnership & LLC Member Duties
Until this year, California law applied partnership duties to LLC members. Effective January 1, 2014, Corporations Code section 17704.09 expressly defined the duties owed by LLC members to each other.
Section 17704.09 provides that the fiduciary duties owed by LLC members [Read more…] about What Duties Do Members Of An LLC Owe Each Other?
Pay Child Support After Quitting A Job?
So, you’re working hard to support your family, and you depend on your ex-spouse to provide support to help with your children’s expenses. Most parents are happy to provide a fair amount of child support; they want what’s best for their children. Sometimes, however, [Read more…] about Can Ex-Spouse Stop Providing Child Support If She Quits Work?
Lying in Court, an Opportunity
Few things are more frustrating, at least in the litigation arena, than when your adversary lies in court. As a lawyer, I see it all of the time. For the most part, I’m immune from the emotional reaction my clients feel. Instead, every time I catch an adverse witness lying, I see it as an opportunity [Read more…] about What To Do If Your Adversary Lies In Court