Minor’s Compromise – Do You Really Need One In Nevada Or Can I Skip It?

Nevada Revised Statute 41.200 addresses minor’s compromises.  This statute applies to unemancipated minors who have a disputed claim for money against a third person.  NRS 41.200 (2) provides the general requirements that must be included in the Petition for a Minor’s Compromise.  If the claim involves personal injuries, then NRS 41.200 (3) includes additional items Read More…

Section 998 Offers In Post “Me Too” Employment Litigation

In response to the “Me Too” movement, originally a viral social media campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault (particularly in the workplace), new California laws provide plaintiffs in FEHA claims fewer hurdles to recover damages.  In particular, Government Code section 12965(b) could drastically change employment defense strategy with regard to Code Read More…

Mediation Privilege: Bettering Best Practices

California’s mediation privilege, codified in Evidence Code section 1119, provides that statements made and writings prepared for the purpose of, in the course of, or pursuant to mediation are generally inadmissible and not discoverable. This privilege also extends to settlement discussions occurring “in the course of a mediation.”  Such limitations impact the client’s ability to Read More…

LGC Sponsors Beers And Cheers For Autism Event

LGC is proud to sponsor Autism Society San Diego’s Beers and Cheers for Autism at Mike Hess Brewing on November 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  A $35 ticket includes four beer tastings, dinner from Born in Brooklyn Food Truck, a Hess souvenir beer glass, and dessert courtesy of Alicias Delicias and Little Hunny Cakery.  There Read More…

Enforcement Of Non-Competition Agreements Through Injunctive Relief In Nevada

In the recent case of Shores v. Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (134 Nev. Adv. Op. 61), the Supreme Court of Nevada determined that the trial court improperly granted a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete agreement that was arguably unreasonable as to its geographic scope. Employee Landon Shores worked as a sales associate for Global Read More…

Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Striking A Prospective Juror Based Upon Sexual Orientation Is Impermissible

Recently, in Morgan v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court addressed whether sexual orientation should be recognized pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s precedent of Batson v. Kentucky. In Batson, the U.S. Supreme Court held that striking prospective jurors based on race was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. The reasoning of Batson Read More…

California Appellate Decision Highlights Heavy Burden On Property Owners To Keep Their Premises Safe

Individuals and entities that own or occupy property have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.  To comply with this duty, those who control the property must inspect the premises or take other proper means to ascertain the condition of the property.  If a dangerous condition exists that would have Read More…

Arbitration Agreements In Employment Contracts: Cross Your T’s And Dot Your I’s In All Languages

In Juarez v. Wash Depot Holdings, Inc., California’s Second Appellate District Court of Appeal upheld the denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration when the arbitration agreement contained in the employee handbook was not the same in the English version as the Spanish version. Plaintiff Carlos Juarez filed a lawsuit alleging thirteen wage-and-hour claims, Read More…