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Obamacare’s whistleblower protections go into effect

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 28 2013

Though President Obama and Congress established broad requirements in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), they tasked federal agencies with

A sanctions attorney fee motion requires a finding of frivolous conduct for justification

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2011

In August of 2011 in Musaelian v. Adams, 197 Cal. App. 4th 1251 (2011), the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided a case which further established the necessary prerequisites required for a sanctions attorney fee award under Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.7

The new and improved California residential property disclosure form: a harbinger of more significant reforms in replacement cost estimating

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

On September 30, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 2022 into law (Chaptered copy

Attorney-client privilege and work product privilege clarified by California Court of Appeal

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2011

Recently, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District Division Three issued its opinion in Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company v. Superior Court (Front Gate Plaza, LLC

Attorney fees incurred to defend the bankruptcy court's stay violation order are subject to recovery

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

In Schwartz-Tallard v. America’s Servicing Co., 2012 DJDAR 9091 (2012), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a fee case under the so-called Sternberg bankruptcy doctrine

Court has no jurisdiction over a fee claim appeal when the appellant jumps the gun

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • February 2 2011

In Silver v. Pacific American Fish Co. Inc., 2010 DJDAR 17978 (2010), the Second District California Court of Appeal decided a unique procedural issue in the context of a fee petition

Court properly awards contingency attorney fees as restitution

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2011

In People v. Taylor, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District decided a unique case involving a claim for victim restitution under Penal Code Section 1202.4(f)(3)(H

"Dismemberment by severance" v. loss of use: a smorgasbord of interesting disability cases

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2012

In 1992, Robert Fier (“Fier”) was shot in the neck and rendered permanently quadriplegic

Los Angeles jury finds health insurer is required to pay for out-of-state liver transplant

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2010

With the backdrop of the raging battle over healthcare reform, a Los Angeles jury rendered on Monday a verdict in favor of an insured against Anthem Blue Cross arising out of the health insurer's refusal to provide coverage for an out-of-state liver transplant

Pregnancy discrimination equals sex discrimination under civil rights laws

  • Barger & Wolen LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2012

An employer who discriminates against an employee because of her pregnancy can be held liable for sex discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the “Act”