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Conducting a Fair Workplace Investigation

Every employment attorney at some point will be asked either to conduct or assist with a workplace investigation. Attorneys taking on this role will need to act as a neutral fact finder and refrain from zealous advocacy, a...more

California District Court Holds That Named Plaintiff’s Lack Of Credibility On Key Issue Renders Him An Inadequate Class...

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied class certification in a product mislabeling case after holding that named plaintiff lacked credibility on a material issue and, therefore, could not be an...more

Court Of Appeal Overturns District’s Dismissal Of Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching A Student

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently issued a published decision that overturned a superior court decision in favor of the San Diego Unified School District in a teacher dismissal case. The...more

Second Circuit Labels Expert’s Testimony a Sham in Pharmaceutical Products Liability Litigation

As a little kid, I did not have an immediate appreciation that my actions could get me into trouble, and so, without thought, I told the truth. My dad would ask, “Did you write your name on the wall?” I would respond,...more

Internal Investigations: Making A Decision (IV of IV)

Companies need to be careful when resolving an internal investigation. Assuming the results of an internal investigation are only used internally and not reported to a government agency, companies have to act transparently...more

Personal Injury—Defendant Entitled To Discovery Regarding Extent Of Relationship Between Plaintiff’s Lawyer And Plaintiff’s Doctor

In a personal injury case “where there is a preliminary showing that the plaintiff was referred to a doctor by [his or her lawyer] (whether directly or through a third party) or vice versa,” Florida’s Fourth District Court of...more

The Importance of Credibility

Since litigation, especially in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, is not likely to turn a tower denial into an approval, a tremendous amount of care must be given to making a zoning application for a new...more

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