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  • Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:28:12 -0800
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found BP’s actions in the Deepwater Horizon disaster gross...
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  • Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:30:00 -0800
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a national law firm with 460 lawyers in 22 offices around the cou...
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  • Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:57:02 -0800
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our last article focused on ways expenses in defending against...
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The Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

  • Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0800
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a national law firm with 460 lawyers in 22 offices around the cou...
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  • Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:49:11 -0800
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December 2004 due to back and neck pain. Hegger was covered by her e...
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  • A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Cases
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:01:27 -0800
    Another year has passed, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a look at the various interesting disability cases that have been issued during that time. This year they are collected in the Medley. In this booklet I have summarized a couple of dozen individual and group disability opinion...
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Litigation Management Blog

Employment Law Observer

  • Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:15:42 +0000
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry   Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a national law firm with 460 lawyers in 22 offices around the country, announce...
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  • Hold the cellphone! Who pays if it’s work?
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:07:24 +0000
    In an August 19, 2014, Daily Journal article, Hold the cellphone! Who pays if it’s work?, Michael Newman writes about a recent California appellate opinion providing employers insight into how they should reimburse employees for work calls make on private cell phone lines.  Newman notes, however,...
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  • Must Employers Reimburse Employees For Work Calls On Private Cell Phones?
    Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:18:15 +0000
    In Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District dealt with the question of whether employers are required to reimburse employees for work-related calls made on their personal cell phones. Cochran involved a putative class action again...
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