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Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

It's About People

It’s About People

I’d like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Lisa Reep, who will be retiring this month as Executive Director.

Admissibility of a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status in California Employment and Personal Injury Cases

Admissibility of a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status in California Employment and Personal Injury Cases

Undocumented workers may be more incentivized now to seek redress for wrongful employment practices, notwithstanding their immigration status.

Out to Sea Without An Anchor? Analyzing Emotional Distress Damages Without Corresponding Economic Damages

Out to Sea Without An Anchor? Analyzing Emotional Distress Damages Without Corresponding Economic Damages

By all accounts, emotional distress is legally and physically tangible. When it legally exists, the challenge is evaluating how much an employer should pay for it.

Rockin’ the Joint Session

Rockin’ the Joint Session

Are you missing opportunities to resolve your employment litigation because you decline a joint session during mediation?

You Won! Now What? Three Tips When Applying for Prevailing Party Fees

You Won! Now What? Three Tips When Applying for Prevailing Party Fees

However you do it, you need to convince the court that you won the case.

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can't Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can’t Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

“Inequality for All”: This movie adds new perspective to this year’s discussion on raising the federal minimum wage.

Attorney Participation in Breach of Trust

Attorney Participation in Breach of Trust

The Court of Appeal held that the active concealment, misrepresentation to the court, and self-dealing for personal financial gain by an attorney amount to participation in breach of trust.

Law Practice Management and Organizational Theory

Law Practice Management and Organizational Theory

An organizational theory framework prompts us to think critically and systematically about choices and challenges us to ask if the firm’s structure or internal routines should be adjusted.

The Profit in Pro Bono

The Profit in Pro Bono

It is amazing how taking cases involving people who do not have the resources to pay for their own cases have the ears of people who do.

Bar Soap: June 2014

Bar Soap: June 2014

I have enough trouble keeping my kids and their friends from using “like” in their conversations, but as I sat in a hearing the other day, a lawyer used it at least five times in arguing a motion.

May 2014 - Insurance Edition

May 2014 – Insurance Edition

Highlights of the May 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include insurance articles on structured settlements, personal injury claims, health care insurance and more.

President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.

Insurance and Probate Issues in Pursuing Personal Injury Claims Against Deceased Defendants

Insurance and Probate Issues in Pursuing Personal Injury Claims Against Deceased Defendants

A timely filing of a lawsuit against the appropriate defendant requires compliance with applicable law.

Long-term Care Insurance vs. Medi-Cal Long-term Care Benefit

Long-term Care Insurance vs. Medi-Cal Long-term Care Benefit

Choosing the right policy is the most essential ingredient in ensuring coverage. Risks abound in such an endeavor because predicting what your circumstances will be in five, 10 or 20 years in the future is difficult.

April 2014 - The Contra Costa Family Edition

April 2014 – The Contra Costa Family Edition

Highlights of the April 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include legal articles on family, children, elders and more.

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

This issue, traditionally covering only family law, was expanded to encompass other areas of law that overlap with family law.

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

Practitioners should keep a watchful eye on the evolution of the case law on the definition of “dependent adult” under the EADACPA and Penal Code.

Undue Influence Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

Undue Influence Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

Undue influence is a particularly insidious form of financial elder abuse. It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with lack of mental capacity; one can be unduly influenced while still retaining capacity.