WITKIN TREATISE CITES ARTICLE BY FIRM ATTORNEY AS AUTHORITY

December 29th, 2016/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation

The Firm is pleased to report an article previously published by Firm attorney Eric Kunkel entitled “The Spanish Law of Waters in the United States:  From Alfonso the Wise to the Present Day,” 32 McGeorge L. Rev. 341 (2001), has been cited by the Witkin treatise at 12 Witkin, Summary of California Law, Real Property, § 918 (10th Ed. 2005).  The treatise cites the article as authority addressing the “creation, extension and modification” of the “pueblo water rights doctrine” in California.  Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

August 10th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Employment and Labor Law

The following legal update for California employers is brought to you by Firm Partner Sherry B. Shavit.  If you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact Ms. Shavit direct at telephone number (818) 205-9955; or via email to sshavit@tharpe-howell.com.

LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE

Time to Update Your Posters (Again)

The Department of Labor recently announced required changes to the Federal Minimum Wage and Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act posters effective August 1, 2016Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

July 08th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Employment and Labor Law

The following legal update for California employers is brought to you by Firm Partner Sherry B. Shavit.  If you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact Ms. Shavit direct at telephone number (818) 205-9955; or via email to sshavit@tharpe-howell.com.

LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE

Do You Know What the Minimum Wage Is for Your Employees?

Although California has implemented a new statewide minimum wage scheme, many municipalities are adopting their own schedules that either go above and beyond the state’s requirements, or at least accelerates them.  Read More

MSJ VICTORY

January 21st, 2016/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News

Congratulations to firm Attorneys David Binder, Richard Moore, and David Jennings who secured a win for an insurance company client in a case filed by a customer claiming negligence, defamation, and fraud against the insurance agent and the insurance company. In this hotly contested case, the plaintiff claimed that the actions of the defendants destroyed its business resulting in damages exceeding one million dollars. After a year’s long battle in which numerous depositions were taken and countless discovery disputes arose, the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment was granted. Read More

EXHIBITOR: PIHRA 2016 LEGAL UPDATE

January 11th, 2016/By Admin/In Employment and Labor Law, Firm Events, Workers' Compensation Defense

Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) 2016 Legal Update being held on January 7, 2016 (Riverside Convention Center), January 13, 2016 (Pasadena Convention Center), and January 19, 2016 (Anaheim Marriott). Over 1,000 human resources professionals and business owners attend the annual Legal Update series, which highlight 2016 changes in California and federal laws.

Firm Partners David Binder and Sherry Shavit, and other members of our employment litigation team, will be there personally. Read More