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    • 27

      January

    • Employment Agreement Disputes About Severance: What Employees Need to Know

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        A recent uptick in layoffs and firings means many employees may suddenly be forced to refresh their understanding of their employment agreement. Employees might be wondering what their severance package is, how soon it must be paid, and what other clauses might affect their employment and finances. If you …

    • 25

      January

    • 3 Contract Management Tips for Business Owners

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      Businesses of all sizes rely on contracts to uphold agreements between employees, partners, vendors, contractors, clients, and more. But the unfortunate reality is that contract issues can arise anytime, and businesses must be prepared. While it’s impossible to eliminate the risk of legal concerns, there are steps you can take …

    • 5

      January

    • What is an Expert Witness?

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        Expert witnesses provide crucial and sometimes case-making insights during the legal process, but what exactly do they do? And how does one become an expert witness? Here’s your quick overview of an expert witness’ role in the judicial process. Expert Witness Definition An expert witness is a person with …

    • 29

      December

    • What Employees Need to Know About Employment Contracts

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        If you’re starting a new job and you’re asked to sign an employment contract, you should take the time to read and fully understand what you’re signing. From non-disclosure clauses to limits on your legal recourse in the event of termination, it’s critical that you know the ins and …

    • 27

      December

    • What is a Demand for Arbitration?

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      The phrase “demand for arbitration” has been in the news recently because of a wave of claims against Twitter. Former Twitter employees allege that the company unfairly laid them off while they were on parental or medical leave and did not fulfill severance pay-related promises. But why are these former …

    • 22

      December

    • What Happens When a Private Disability Insurance Claim is Denied?

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        Many individuals purchase a private disability insurance policy, whether it’s short-term or long-term, to cover expenses in the event of an unexpected illness or injury. These policies allow some peace of mind and help individuals provide for themselves and their families during a traumatic or difficult time. However, even …

    • 20

      December

    • 2022 Year in Review: Employment Law

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        2022 delivered another year of uncertainty, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, global volatility, and economic uncertainty. With a fluctuating economy and an unsettled economic outlook for the years ahead, it’s no surprise that many large and small companies conducted layoffs and slowed down on hiring. Let’s look at some …

    • 13

      December

    • 5 Things You May Not Know About Class Action Lawsuits

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        Thousands of class action lawsuits are filed across the country every year, but they are still a very misunderstood segment of the legal process. A class action lawsuit is when multiple parties come together to take legal action against a party or multiple parties accused of the same type …

    • 9

      December

    • What Business Owners Need to Know About Breaches of Contract

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        Business owners of any size can be affected by breaches of contract, so it’s important to be prepared. While most agreements are fulfilled in a positive and collaborative manner, it’s not uncommon for issues to arise during the course of a contract. From small businesses to large corporations, breaches …

    • 5

      December

    • What is Wrongful Termination?

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        You might be familiar with the term “wrongful termination” in employment law, but what does it truly mean? Broadly speaking, wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired from their job for an illegal reason. That illegal reason could be a violation of state or federal anti-discrimination laws or …

    • 1

      December

    • Recent Updates from the State Bar of California

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        The State Bar of California recently issued a quarterly update to share information about new and updated initiatives happening at the State Bar. We’ve summarized some of these changes to keep you up to date on what California attorneys need to know. The two-month annual license renewal process starts …

    • 20

      November

    • Key Things to Know About Fee Agreements

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        In California, fee agreements between a client and their lawyer must be in place if the lawyer anticipates fees and costs for the case will be more than $1,000. It’s rare for a case to fall under that threshold, so you’ll likely need a fee agreement if you’re hiring …

    • 17

      November

    • Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

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        Whether you’ve never hired an attorney or you have some experience, knowing who to hire can be challenging. If you’re hiring a lawyer, you might be managing a complicated situation, and interviewing and selecting a lawyer can add another layer of complexity. Before you get too far, make sure …

    • 10

      November

    • Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

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          When you hear the phrase “personal injury lawsuit,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a car accident or a slip and fall, but there are other types of common personal injury cases that you may not be aware of. Today we’re discussing some of the most prevalent types …

    • 4

      November

    • 3 Things to Know Before You Sign a Severance Agreement

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      In our volatile and dynamic economy, layoffs are happening with companies of all sizes. Recent statistics indicate that layoffs are up 68% year over year, with job losses affecting industries across the board. Along with layoffs come severance agreements, but many individuals have never had to review and negotiate their …

    • 28

      October

    • Steps to Take If Your Insurance Claim is Denied

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        The whole purpose of paying for insurance is the feeling of having a safety net – knowing that if something goes wrong with your house or car, or you have a medical or disability issue, you have an insurance policy in place to help you navigate the financial aspects …

    • 24

      October

    • When to Contact a Lawyer on a Real Estate Dispute

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        Real estate disputes come up all the time – and in a fluctuating market like the one we’re in today, they are much more common. Both sellers and buyers find themselves in the process of pursuing litigation or defending themselves against claims. Your real estate agent is an important …

    • 21

      October

    • Business Fraud: Definition and Possible Remedies

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      Business fraud can occur in a variety of ways – from breaches of contract, misrepresentation, false advertising, and more. Essentially, it means that one party in a business transaction attempted to gain an unfair advantage through theft, deception, or misrepresentation.  If you think you’ve been a victim of business fraud, …

    • 14

      October

    • Financial Advisors, Securities Fraud, and Malpractice: What You Need to Know

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        We entrust financial advisors with an asset even more precious than money: the security of our future. They are responsible for ensuring that money is well-managed and well-protected – so what happens if they neglect that duty?  State and federal laws mandate that financial advisors and stockbrokers have a …

    • 12

      October

    • 3 Reasons to Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer

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      If you are injured because of another person’s actions, you should consult a personal injury attorney. Whether it’s an accident, negligence, or wrongdoing, if another person is at fault for your injuries, you need to ensure you’re adequately protected and compensated. Injuries can happen for a host of reasons, and …

    • 7

      October

    • Are You Adequately Protected Against Uninsured Motorists?

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      It’s an unfortunate reality – car accidents can happen at any moment. In that split second, you’re suddenly forced to grapple with damage to your vehicle and, more importantly, potential injuries for yourself and your passengers.  The driver who is not at fault usually assumes the insurance company for the …

    • 5

      October

    • Can Your Insurance Company Deny Disability Claims?

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        Disability insurance is something you hope you’ll never need, but it can be crucial if you become sick or injured and aren’t able to work. Disability insurance provides a portion of your income for a set amount of time to help you continue managing your finances (and your life) …

    • 30

      September

    • Wrongful Termination Next Steps

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        Losing a job is never easy, but it’s even more difficult when you believe there isn’t a strong reason for being let go. Most states across the United States follow “at-will” employment rules, which means that both the employee and employer can terminate the working relationship at any time …

    • 28

      September

    • How to Start an Appeal in California

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      Did you know that there must be a legal basis to appeal a court case? The parties to the case aren’t automatically able to file an appeal after a verdict is handed down; there has to be a clear legal basis for filing an appeal.  If you’re interested in learning …

    • 28

      September

    • Fairview Fire: New Accusations Against Southern California Edison

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      As fire victims and their families begin to pick up the pieces after the devastating Fairview Fire, many people are asking why and how this happened. Accusations of improper maintenance and timely action have been leveled against Southern California Edison in relation to the Fairview Fire. Many believe the company …

    • 23

      September

    • What is Legal Malpractice?

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      When you hire an attorney, you expect them to act in your best interest and provide the strongest advice possible. But what happens when professional negligence occurs and deadlines are missed, serious errors are made, communication breaks down, or your attorney just doesn’t show up for court? It could be …

    • 16

      June

    • McGonigle Law Supports Homeboy Industries

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      As part of our firm’s commitment to the community, we have supported Homeboy Industries as volunteers for events there and by providing financial support.  If inspired to do so, we would welcome you to join our firm in support of this worthy organization.  Homeboy began as a grassroots movement started …

    • 16

      June

    • Is it possible to get a decent arbitration award entirely via Zoom?

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      The answer is yes! We at McGonigle Law, received the #1 arbitration award in California in 2021 as recognized by topverdict.com. McGonigle Law recently recovered $3,461,030.05 on behalf of a client at an arbitration conducted entirely via Zoom.  Click here to see Top Verdict Award.   Our firm represented the …

    • 20

      May

    • Timothy D. McGonigle P.C. files lawsuit

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      Timothy D. McGonigle P.C. filed a lawsuit on September 7, 2017, seeking to set aside the Los Angeles City Council’s (“City Council”) approval of a mixed-use real estate development project known as the “Hollywood Ivar Gardens Project” (the “Project”) which is to be a 21-story hotel to be constructed at …

    • 5

      November

    • MedInformatix Wins Breach of Contract and Copyright Infringement Case

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      In the case of MedInformatix v. Acermed, Timothy McGonigle’s client prevailed in a breach of contract/copyright infringement lawsuit. Timothy McGonigle’s client was awarded the sum of $785,704. Timothy McGonigle’s client also prevailed on the cross-complaint seeking in excess of four million dollars in damages. MedInformatix’s predecessor and C.A.R.E.I.S. #1 were …

    • 26

      February

    • Non-Judicial Foreclosures

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      Because of the trying economic times, there has been a lot of buzz in the news about different kinds of foreclosures and the serious consequences of a foreclosure. However, within the legal system there are different types of foreclosure with different proceedings, which makes the entire process of foreclosure complicated. …

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