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Yolo County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2022 – – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Yolo County on behalf of Michael Bisch against Yolo Food Bank (“YFB”), one of Northern California’s leading nonprofit service providers, and against certain individual members of the YFB Board of Directors. Bisch, former Executive Director of YFB, who is credited with turning YFB around and making it one of the most successful non-profits in the region, alleges various causes of action including wrongful termination against public policy, whistleblower retaliation, […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that partner Thomas McKinney has been included in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, recognizing him as a leader in employment law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review – the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and practice area. Tom McKinney has also been named by his peers to the Super Lawyer Rising Stars and Super Lawyer lists, the Employment Lawyer of the Year in New Jersey by […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) June 06, 2022 – Massachusetts School of Law is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Andover-based school was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive half the grant immediately and the balance likely next year. Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides this accessible, affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a group of victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over the diocese’s ongoing refusal to address clergy abuse in the church. The announcement comes just days before representatives of the diocese meet in Alexandria on June 4 to elect a new bishop diocesan. “We have notified all four candidates for bishop of our concerns in writing, as well as the standing committee, the executive board, and priests throughout the diocese,” said ESN spokesperson Eric […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 07, 2022 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving Hickory, Catawba County, and the surrounding Foothills area. Originally founded in 1946 as Akin, Patrick, Murphy & Harper, the firm moved forward in 1952 when Charles D. Dixon joined the firm, becoming a partner in 1956. Today, Patrick, Harper & Dixon continues on its founding principles of providing the highest level of professionalism, competency, and service to its clients. Its attorneys have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who build lasting professional relationships and always put their […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2022 – Earlier this week, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts received notice that it, and one of its parishes, is about to be sued. In an email directed to Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts official the Rev. Bill Parnell, and copied to the Rev. Eric Fialho, rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion, MA, Virginia resident Eric Bonetti requested a record retention request in preparation for litigation. At the heart of the matter are statements made by former St. Gabriel’s interim rector Robert H. Malm in which he claims that Bonetti “stalked,” “threatened,” and […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 09, 2022 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC announced today that the state Supreme Court rejected hearing Jersey City’s appeal of an appellate court decision ordering the city to pay city employees – members of Local 245 – double time in March 2018 during a powerful nor’easter that hit the state. Under terms of the contract between Jersey City and the union, the city agreed to pay workers double-time during states of emergency. The appellate court action only applies to the employees’ lawsuit over their pay during the 2018 state of emergency. But this action […]


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Geneva, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chavez has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers℠. To be selected as an Emerging Lawyer, a candidate must be of proven character and display an outstanding aptitude for the practice of law early in their career. Emerging Lawyers, who are selected by their peers, must be 40 years of age or younger or have practiced for no more than 10 years. Only 2 percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in the state are considered Emerging Lawyers. Elizabeth Chavez is highly […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2022 – Erlich Law Firm obtained a $2.8 million settlement in a sexual harassment and retaliation case against a large tech company in Silicon Valley, California. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the tech firm. The company’s chief financial officer had a pattern of using abusive language and targeting female employees for harassment. One former employee stated there was a “drawer full of complaints” about the CFO. When the plaintiff tried to step in and stop the behavior, the company fired her. Employment attorney Jason Erlich of Oakland-based Erlich […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 09, 2021 – — Representatives of Episcopal priest Bob Malm, who is accused in civil proceedings of committing perjury, abuse of process, and spoliation of evidence, today rejected an offer of mediation from plaintiff Eric Bonetti. Malm’s attorney cited a lack of trust, a lack of concern about the outcome of litigation, and concerns that details of mediation might be made public as reasons for the decision. The announcement includes the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Massachusetts, St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, Mass.; and Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. “It is amusing that […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Castronovo & McKinney, LLC has been included in the U.S New & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 12th Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Being named a 2022 Top 100 Law Firm is a reflection of our firms’ long-standing commitment to serving our clients and the community with the highest standards of professional excellence. Our attorneys […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit Castronovo & McKinney is pursuing against the archdiocese that oversees the St. Theresa School. Our client, a Catholic elementary school art teacher, was fired in 2014 after the school learned she was expecting a child. The principal allegedly told her she was being fired because she was “unmarried and pregnant.” The school argued this case is about “the fundamental freedom of religion” and that our client was fired for violating the school’s moral code. “Sex […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – The lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, who is accused of trying to shut down a former parishioner’s criticism of him by falsely claiming that the parishioner threatened him, is again headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by plaintiff Eric Bonetti, he asks the Court to block an order of the Alexandria Circuit Court that imposes confidentiality on discovery. But it doesn’t stop there — it would even prevent publishing of testimony offered in court, or documents referenced in court. “The courts […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2021 – In pleadings filed today with the Wareham Massachusetts, plaintiff Eric Bonetti asked the court to dismiss defendant’s objections to his lawsuit. The defendant, Robert Hiller Malm, is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Virginia, and presently serves as interim rector of St. Peter’s on the Canal, in Bourne Massachusetts. The suit had its genesis in Malm’s efforts to obtain a protective order against plaintiff Eric Bonetti. In response, Bonetti denied the allegations, and filed a civil complaint alleging that Malm committed perjury, engaged in abuse of process, and […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2021 – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Alameda County against Henry Schein, Inc., one of the world’s leading healthcare product distributors. The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination in connection with a longstanding employee’s Asian American wife who was denigrated on the basis of her Asian heritage and objectified on the basis of her gender without any intervention or appropriate action by Henry Schein. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Henry Schein maliciously and repeatedly retaliated against her husband after […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – Joyce Carroll, Maria Pavia, Verlyn L. Papillon, and Gary D. Saballos allege the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, and San Francisco City College have a common policy of paying significantly reduced retirement benefits to employees forced to retire prematurely due to disabilities. Pending since November 20, 2017, their case has already gone up on appeal once when San Francisco failed to persuade judges to throw out the claims based on statute of limitations and governmental immunity arguments. See, Carroll v. City and County of San […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Aiman-Smith & Marcy, a leading law firm specializing in employment law, has obtained a $9.5 million judgment on behalf of approximately 640 workers in the telecom industry in California after more than 14 years of hard-fought litigation. The lawsuit was filed in 2006 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of telecom workers who performed installation and maintenance of cellphone towers and who were misclassified as contractors and who were owed overtime and meal and rest break pay dating back to 2002. In 2013, Aiman-Smith & Marcy prevailed on appeal in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2020 – This case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party A Texas appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case discussing whether the employee was required to pursue his claim against his employer through the arbitration process. Ultimately, the court concluded that the employee’s decision to file a case in court, rather than pursue arbitration, was permitted. The Facts of the Case The plaintiff was employed as a truck washer and detailer. After being fired, he […]


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