GUEST SPEAKER: CONTROLLING THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION

June 13th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Attorney  J. Christopher Bennington will be a featured guest speaker at the PLRB West Regional Adjusters Conference to be held in Riverside, California, on June 14 and 15, 2017.   The topic of discussion will be “Controlling The Costs of Construction Defect Litigation” and will focus on the intricacies of balancing aggressive client representation with controlled mounting litigation costs and expenses. Mr. Bennington is a successful trial attorney with more than three decades of legal experience.   Currently, he is a Senior Associate of Tharpe & Howell, LLP, serving clients in the Firm’s Bad Faith and Coverage Practice Group.

GUEST SPEAKER: INSURANCE COVERAGE LITIGATION – RECENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT EXPLORED

June 13th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Partner Timothy D. Lake will be a featured guest speaker at a live webinar to be hosted by The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress on Thursday, July 13, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM (ET).   The topic of discussion will be “Insurance Coverage Litigation – Recent Trends and Development Explored. ”  During the presentation, Mr. Lake will review recent coverage trends and case law developments and provide insights on insurers’ best practices for claims handling, settlement strategies and risk mitigation. Mr. Lake is Chair of Tharpe & Howell, LLP’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group and also serves as More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 01st, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – California Supreme Court Opines on “Day of Rest” Requirements – OSHA Delaying New Recordkeeping Requirements – Implementation of DOL’s “Fiduciary Rule” – New Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers – Update on Bills Pending in California and U.S. California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirements On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion regarding questions that the Ninth Circuit had on California’s “day of rest” requirements in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc.  The Court held as follows: Labor Code §551 entitles every person to one day’s rest in seven. A More

GUEST SPEAKER: BAD FAITH INSURANCE LITIGATION CLAIMS – IDENTIFYING RISKS AND HOW TO MITIGATE THEM

May 17th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Partner Timothy D. Lake will be a featured guest speaker at a live webinar to be hosted by The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM (ET).   The topic of discussion will be “Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Claims – Identifying Risks and How to Mitigate Them. ”  During the presentation, attendees will discover more about liability and first party bad faith claims, including strategies on how to recognize risks in the handling of litigation arising out of insurance claims and tips on how to best mitigate them.  Typical state Insurance Regulations and More

2017 SFVBJ WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS

May 05th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe  & Howell, LLP‘s support of women in business continues to grow.  Most recently, the Firm proudly sponsored the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Awards held at the Hilton, Woodland Hills, on April 26th.   This event honored distinguished women professionals throughout industry sectors who have inspired others through their continued success.   [Pictured here left to right is Firm Partner Sherry Shavit, Managing Partner Stephanie Forman, and Senior Counsel Diana Rivera who attended the event.]  

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