Publications

DEFENDING AGAINST REQUESTS FOR TAKING DEPOSITIONS OF APEX WITNESSES

An "Apex Witness" is the person that sits at the highest level of a large organization, such as the Chairman of the Board, President of the Company, or Chief Executive Order. Most courts throughout the country recognize that deposition notices directed at an official at the apex of a company creates tremendous potential for abuse or harassment.

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EVIDENCE PRESERVATION, SPOLIATION, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADVERSE INFERENCES

The Nevada Supreme Court has held that a litigant is under a duty to preserve evidence which it knows or reasonably should know is relevant to an action, even where an action has not been commenced and there is only a potential for litigation. Fire Insurance Exchange v. Zenith Radio, Corp., 103 Nev. 648 (1987).

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BEWARE: A SNAZZY JOB TITLE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE AN EMPLOYEE EXEMPT

Many unwary employers fall into the trap of giving an employee the title of "Manager" or "Supervisor" only to find out that in fact the employee was misclassified. One of the most common mistakes an employer can make is to assume that a job title alone makes an employee "exempt" versus being "non-exempt."

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SHE IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYEE - I CAN FIRE HER, RIGHT?

This is a situation we see fairly often. The employer has an employee that it wants to terminate. The employer says, "I don't have to have a reason. I can fire her any time, she's an at-will employee!" What could possibly go wrong?

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NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF YOUR DIVORCE: YOUR CHILDREN

Couples going through a divorce are often so immersed in fighting with the other party that they forget the most important thing about their divorce: their children.

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WHAT IS "FLARPL"?

Where am I going to come up with the money to hire an experienced family law attorney to represent me in my divorce? This question is asked by many spouses who have just been served with divorce papers, or who wish to end their marriage.

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THE U VISA: IMMIGRATION PROTECTION FOR THOSE SUFFERING SERIOUS CRIMES

The U Visa, specifically provided to aliens who are victims of certain serious crimes, is one of the more recent changes in the United States' immigration scheme.

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