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20 09, 2016

California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example From a Recent Case

By | September 20th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example From a Recent Case

Lawsuits are expensive, as we all know, and as experienced business law litigators, we frequently find ourselves advising our business clients to settle their claims, usually at some reduced value, rather than pursue expensive, distracting litigation.  But sometimes, even where your adversary is willing to agree to pay a reasonable settlement amount, filing a lawsuit [...]

5 09, 2016

AN ODE TO HONESTY IN BUSINESS PRACTICES

By | September 5th, 2016|Business Litigation|Comments Off on AN ODE TO HONESTY IN BUSINESS PRACTICES

As a trial lawyer, there is nothing I enjoy more than an honest client with a righteous case.  Hallelujah!  So many people use lawyers as henchmen, to bully their enemies and competitors, with lies.  But when I have a client who has been cheated or harmed, and is truly a victim, a victim of lies!!!!....that [...]

11 08, 2016

CALIFORNIA’S REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

By | August 11th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA’S REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

If you are selling or leasing your home, you must comply with the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Law. That law requires that sellers provide the prospective buyer with a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (“TDS”). The obligation to provide a prospective purchaser with a TDS is imposed on all owners of real property who enter [...]

14 07, 2016

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

By | July 14th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion, typically filed in the early stages of a case, is designed to strike a Complaint before it gets off the ground. SLAPP refers to “Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation.”  An anti-SLAPP motion is one [...]

6 07, 2016

BUSINESS LITIGATION: Swinging a Bigger Stick

By | July 6th, 2016|Business Litigation|Comments Off on BUSINESS LITIGATION: Swinging a Bigger Stick

Everyone knows that litigation is an expensive distraction from the true mission of any business.  Good management, with well drafted contracts and employee supervision, go a long way to minimize lawsuits. However, despite the “best laid plans”, things happen.  Even well-managed businesses sometimes find themselves involved in a lawsuit.  When that happens, it is often [...]

30 05, 2016

Making Breach of Contract Actions Worthwhile: Liquidated Damage and Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

By | May 30th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Contract law|Comments Off on Making Breach of Contract Actions Worthwhile: Liquidated Damage and Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

business litigation attorney san diego As a business litigation attorney, I sometimes have the unpleasant task of informing clients that their “breach of contract” case is not worth pursuing because the legal fees and costs to pursue legal action are likely to exceed the recoverable amount in their case. With some foresight when [...]

13 04, 2016

The “LITIGATION PRIVILEGE”; How Exposing a Defendant’s Disgraceful Misconduct in a Detailed Complaint can Motivate Settlement

By | April 13th, 2016|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Ligitation|Comments Off on The “LITIGATION PRIVILEGE”; How Exposing a Defendant’s Disgraceful Misconduct in a Detailed Complaint can Motivate Settlement

Introduction Filing a lawsuit is usually a last resort in resolving a dispute, or seeking redress when someone has cheated or harmed you.  When it comes to that, it is time to play hardball, which begins with drafting and filing a strong, persuasive Complaint.  A good litigation lawyer knows how important the Complaint can be, [...]

22 03, 2016

Gehres Law Group Reviews The Constitutional Issues in Hulk Hogan v. Gawker

By | March 22nd, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|Comments Off on Gehres Law Group Reviews The Constitutional Issues in Hulk Hogan v. Gawker

Gehres Law Group, P.C. of San Diego, California discusses the landmark case of Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker, an online publishing company.  Gehres Law Group’s AV-rated and award-winning attorneys are dedicated to being a zealous advocate for businesses and individuals throughout California. Here, our lead civil litigation attorney, William J. Tucker, discusses and provides his opinion [...]

21 03, 2016

Remedies for Cybersquatting

By | March 21st, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Remedies for Cybersquatting

Introduction Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” [...]