Published in For The Defense, May 2010 Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) lawyers face unique challenges, which have historically been unaddressed by diversity initiatives within the legal profession. While some studies and statistics demonstrate that legal employers are beginning to attend to GLBT concerns, fear of discrimination and harassment continues to cause many GLBT […]
If you own or manage a business, you may soon be singing the praises of Fractional General Counsel Services. “Fractional” is the latest buzzword evolution of the term previously known as “outsourcing”. While the name may change, the underlying benefits that make the concept successful remain. Today, you will find such flexible services offerings related […]
They’ve suffered years of sexual harassment. Now a handful of women have had enough. The fight that is ripping apart Dallas Fire-Rescue. by Gretel C. Kovach, Published 10.21.2009 On the one hand, when she was pregnant the crew at her fire station wanted to throw her a baby shower. On the other, the battalion chief, […]
She was once the highest ranking woman at Dallas Fire-Rescue. Leanne Siri-Edwards is now out of a job. Dallas Fire-Rescue fired her Wednesday. Siri-Edwards sued the city in April alleging sexual harassment is rampant in the department. Watch video on WFAA.com.
Behind the bravery, an insider at Dallas Fire-Rescue claims it has an ugly underside. It is one in which women are allegedly harassed and discriminated against. Watch video on WFAA.com.
Published in the ABA Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter/Fall 2005 Co-authored by Jeffrey K. Riffer and Joanna H. Kim What Is A Trade Secret And Why Must It Be Safeguarded? The use of technology is no longer limited to technology businesses. Most companies, no matter their size or their business employ computer software, the lnternet, […]
A careful look at recent Texas class-action opinions indicates a shift in certification decisions, even before the recent reforms. On Feb. 18, President George W. Bush signed the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), designed to revamp class-action procedure and law. CAFA discourages forum-shopping by moving large, interstate class actions into federal courts. According to a […]
What is a Trade Secret and Why Must it be Safeguarded? The use of technology is no longer limited to technology businesses. Most companies, no matter their size or their business, employ computer software, the Internet and e-mail to share information instantaneously and to update inventories and communicate with employees and customers alike. While these […]
For many years, arbitration has been touted as the more efficient, less costly forum for almost every kind of dispute. Some say arbitration removes the risk in trials of juries that may be swayed by emotion, sympathy or just plain spite. Others prefer “expert” arbitrators for complex litigation in lieu of a relatively inexperienced and, […]