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February 2017 Archives

Contract disputes have been raging for 2 years

Teachers in California can likely relate to a contentious situation that's been brewing in another state for two years. Contract disputes between a school system and a teachers' association has no apparent end in site although ultimatums have been issued. Currently, both sides have been given dates where they must present final offers.

Why closing up shop is harder than it seems

Your firm has faithfully served your business clients for years, but now due to changing market conditions it is time to close operations. While it might seem that just hanging up the "closed" sign and cutting the final checks is all there is to do, the reality is that shutting down operations can be as complicated as starting up.

Jury duty led to one man's employment litigation

In California and all other states, those summoned for jury duty may have to miss work. It's par for the course insofar as civic duties are concerned, and most employers are used to granting days off when workers receive their selection notices in the mail. For one man, however, the experience did not play out quite like he thought it would.  After fulfilling his civic duty, he was fired from his job and has since commenced employment litigation against his former employer.

Even in baseball, it's important to get it in writing  

A bitter dispute between two former friends seems to be taking a rather nasty turn as it reaches its third year in federal court. Brendan V. Sullivan III and Robert Elwood are currently fighting over ownership of one of the most profitable youth sports camps in the country: Headfirst Camps.

Facebook involved in rift over Rift, business litigation ongoing

Most people in California and throughout the nation are familiar with Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. What many might not know, however, is that a jury recently ruled against Facebook during business litigation involving Oculus, a company Facebook purchased in 2014. The company doing the suing was ZeniMax, which accused a former employee of stealing technology codes then using them to develop Oculus products after no longer working at ZeniMax.

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