By Shaun Murphy
SBEMP represents the Coachella Valley and nationwide. Learn how SBEMP’s Palm Springs commercial litigation attorneys benefit your case with experience and superior customer satisfaction. Continue reading
Michelle Stopyra is fighting to stop eviction from her Desert Hot Springs mobile home. Stopyra believes she is being discriminated against for conditions that force her to be more active at night, Stopyra has contacted Shaun Murphy to represent evidence in her case. CBS Local 2 Anchor & Reporter, Scott Hennessee, interviewed Murphy and Stopyra. You can review the video and full report here.
According to common laws and statutes, anyone selling real estate has a legal obligation to disclose all information that is relevant to a property’s value. Such a legal duty requires that real estate sellers inspect the property for any physical defects and other surrounding problems. Potential buyers must have access to documentation that provides information about whether a property for sale is within a radius of a zone that is deemed hazardous. Continue reading
Bryan Newland recently wrote an article on Turtle Talk about a case that is under the California Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, hereinafter IGRA. It is a suit seeking to require negotiations for a class II gaming activity on Indian lands controlled by the Big Lagoon Ranchereia, an Indian Tribe. The decision against the Tribe and in favor of the State is what has intrigued us. Continue reading
According to the California Planning & Development Report (CP&DR) staff, there are possible changes to California’s Infrastructure Financing District law that may have implications for individuals and corporations looking to take part in redevelopment in the state. Some of the changes proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, however, may be confusing and are best explained by your Coachella Valley real estate attorney. Continue reading
Court proceedings leading to full-blown trials for civil disputes are expensive, time-consuming and, in many cases, leave one side the winner and the other the loser. With such a 50/50 chance, there are benefits to seeking middle ground for all involved. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs settle civil disputes through mediation and arbitration, and are being encouraged by legislatures and adopted by courts nationwide. Continue reading
In life, prevention is sometimes the best solution to a possible problem. Planning ahead and securing the necessary steps to ensure positive financial and legal standing is important in any situation. SBEMP is a Coachella Valley Commercial Litigation Law Firm. If you are in need of a Coachella Valley litigation attorney or more specifically, a Coachella Valley commercial litigation attorney, look no further than SBEMP. Continue reading
According to statistical data, close to 80% of personal injury claims settle out of court. While many are able to reach mediation in the pretrial period, there are times when personal injury cases must be heard by the High Courts. Typically these cases are the most complex; however cases where arbitration has failed and where there is a question in liability will also go to the higher courts. Continue reading
A company’s success is due, in large part, to the quality of the people under its employ. Companies looking to acquire other businesses know that and measure their interest accordingly. Palm Springs mergers and acquisitions firms can guide you through this difficult time. Here are 5 things to think about as you prepare your business for acquisition: Continue reading
“Thinking outside the box” is a useful tool in winning settlements. A practitioner
needs to consider all aspects of each case, and consider the possibility that some negotiations can be resolved with methods other than financial ones. If all parties enter negotiations cooperatively, then resolutions can often be found that will both allow conflicting parties to work through disputes, and continue doing business together. In the case of a loan repayment for example, the borrower might agree to increase the amount of payments for a specified period of time so that the lender does not lose money. Continue reading
The Definition of Municipal Law Is As Follows:
Municipal Law (Otherwise known legally as “municipality”) is a law that pertains only to a specific city or county and may not be law outside of the specified area. Police power, property taxes, education policies, and zoning laws are just several examples of the wide range of issues government bodies within a city or county has control over. Continue reading
Also known as the Open Meeting Law, the Ralph M. Brown Act is located in California Government Code 54950 et. seq. 1. Created in 1953, the act is designed to guarantee the public’s right to take part and participate in any sort of meeting with the local legislative body, such as the Palm Springs government legal counsel. Here, the Brown Act is essential when it comes to making the public officials more accountable for any of the laws they pass or actions they partake in throughout their time in office. It is designed to increase the ability for individuals throughout the community to take part in their local government and stay on top of everything taking place. Continue reading
Hoping you can attend our 5th annual Haute4Help fashion charity event
benefiting, this year, Desert AIDS Project. The event will be held on
Friday, 3/7/14, at 7pm, at Mission Hills Country Club. We have an amazing
line-up of designers and retailers; so, don¹t miss out.
For tickets and more information, visit http://haute4help.org
Thanks in advance for your support!!
For Immediate Release
Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP Announces Sexually Transmitted Disease Lawsuit On Behalf Of Renowned Journalist
PALM SPRINGS, CA – Feb. 11, 2014 – SBEMP, LLP announces the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of accomplished journalist Liz Crokin against Mallory Hill alleging that he knowingly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease resulting in life-threatening injuries during the couple¹s relationship from May 2012 to March 2013.
Liz Crokin has an extensive background in entertainment and political journalism in print, television and Internet media. She has covered celebrities for over a decade for various publications including the Chicago Tribune¹s Red-Eye Edition, In Touch Weekly, Us Weekly and Star. Crokin also worked in the White House and at Fox News Channel as well as appearing as a television commentator on various shows such as AXS Live, Extra and Biography Channel specials.
The complaint alleges that Crokin and Defendant Mallory Hill began an intimate relationship in May 2012. Before engaging in a sexual relationship with Crokin, it is alleged that Hill knew for more than 15 years that he was infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) and oral herpes (HSV-1). The complaint further alleges that Hill never told Crokin he was infected and even after she asked him if he was infected with any sexually-transmitted diseases he lied to her by telling her was not infected with anything.
The complaint further alleges that after experiencing initial symptoms of the viral infection, Hill told Crokin and her treating physicians that he had been tested and was not infected with any sexually-transmitted disease. Hill¹s alleged misrepresentations delayed an accurate diagnosis of Crokin¹s condition, which left undiagnosed and untreated for months, eventually caused herpes meningitis, an uncommon, but extremely serious condition. Crokin¹s infection became life-threatening when it progressed to meningoencephalitis, a viral infection of the brain itself.
According to the allegations in the complaint, Crokin has sustained disabling and permanent physical and mental injuries and has been unable to resume her professional career on a full-time basis. She is, however, currently writing a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times. In an attempt to spread awareness about this devastating disease Crokin recently joined the Meningitis Foundation board.
Shaun M. Murphy of SBEMP is representing Ms. Crokin in this lawsuit. Mr. Murphy is nationally-known as one of the leading trial attorneys representing plaintiffs infected with genital herpes. He has recovered more than $10,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for infected women.
For more information about this case, please contact Shaun M. Murphy at (760) 322-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. For more information about these types of cases in general or to learn about SBEMP, LLP, please visit our website: www.sbemp.com
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When You Need a Business Lawyer
As a businessperson, making the decision to seek an attorney is similar to the way you decide to make a doctor’s appointment. For example, if you are experiencing an emergency, you would not hesitate to seek medical attention. On the other hand, if you had a simple cold, you would wait to see if you felt better before going to the doctor. Continue reading
Commercial Litigation In Coachella Valley
There has been a rash of articles written lately on litigation holds and new court rules mandating the retention of records after a dispute. While the arguments expressed in these articles raise valid points, they don’t cover the most crucial reason for keeping litigation records on file. A good records retention policy is mainly needed because presenting a future litigation in the courtroom without proof is a waste of time! Continue reading
You might own some real estate, but the way you use your property could be limited. There are zoning ordinances that can affect what you can and cannot do. The good news is that you have several options available to help you handle these types of conflicts. You want to be armed with knowledge of what to do whenever zoning regulations conflict with what your want to do with your own property. Learn and understand all about conditional use, non-conforming use, spot zoning, and zoning variances. Then you’ll be equipped to handle disputes. Continue reading
Starting your own new business in Palm Springs can be quite an experience, but before you do, make sure that you have checked into the zoning laws for your desired location. Learning about the zoning ordinances for the area in which you want to locate your business is an essential first step to success. Continue reading
If you think that you need a Coachella Valley litigation attorney, it is very important to make sure that you know the difference between privilege and unprivileged information before you begin. Privilege does protect you as a client, but it only extends a certain distance and you want to make sure that you do not give away something that is very important to your case. Movie and television law is not enough to educate you, it is important to keep reading to find out specifics about lawyer-client privilege. Continue reading
Asset managers and property owners should have a full understanding of surety bonds in order to manage risk regarding contracted construction work. Surety bonds are an excellent resource for reducing the inherent risk that is involved in any contractual construction project, and those who have the best understanding of surety bonds, such as those who have consulted a Coachella Valley real estate attorney, have traditionally had the most success in the scope of contract negotiations and enforcement of duties. Continue reading
Eminent domain is a useful maneuver, which typically fulfills a needed government desire for land to benefit the community. Without it, we may not have courthouses, post offices, police or fire stations, city streets, jails, highways, running water, electricity, and many other amenities we take for granted every day. As Americans, we are fortunate to be compensated for property deemed “necessary” by our government. In many other countries such compensation is not given to property owners. Continue reading
When it comes to your rights at work, whether you are an employee or an employer, meeting with the Coachella Valley employment lawyer team is a great idea. They can help you understand legal matters in your situation. Employment law entails many different guidelines and requirements. Reach out for legal advice to ensure that your rights, and the rights of others, are not infringed upon. There are many different instances when the Coachella Valley corporate attorneys can assist you: Continue reading
Question: What sort of contract should you have when you’re employing a developer for equity?
Is this contract what you would give to employees other than the compensation part? What is the regular practice if a company plans to give more equity for one employee over another? If I’ve 50% equity and a contracting developer has also 50% equity, what happens if I choose to bring another member on and offer them 10% equity? Is it possible to take 5% from the developer and my equity to pay this person? Continue reading
Question: What are the proper steps for a company to follow when tasked with informing employees of a decrease in their pay?
Answer: In this circumstance, the company’s formula for determining an annual increase in pay is based upon market share and employee tenure. The employee in question was not notified that their market share had declined before a decrease in their pay went into effect. The company’s compensation analyst claimed that the employee might have been verbally notified, but appeared uncertain of this fact. Neither the employee’s director, nor their manager stated that they were aware of the pay decrease. The Human Resources Department responded to the situation by issuing a memo to the Vice President and all directors, which included information regarding the date of the pay scale revision. Continue reading
When disputes arise concerning construction agreements, injury or claims of negligence leading to wrongful death are covered under an area of law referred to as construction litigation. Construction litigation involves civil lawsuits between private parties. In these cases, the burden of proof and the rules surrounding these cases are different than those governing criminal cases. Continue reading
Lender Liability is a term used to describe the obligation a lender has to treat a borrower fairly. Borrowers often initiate a lender liability claim if they believe they have been damaged by a lender’s actions, or as a negotiating tactic to improve the chances of the lender accepting a reduced payoff. In almost all cases, a lender liability claim is used to weaken the negotiating position of the lender with the borrower. Borrowers that have financial trouble also use lender liability claims to counteract anticipated foreclosures or collections. Usually a borrower will base their lender liability claim on some perceived negligent action taken by the lender that harmed them or their business in some way. A breach of contract, not dealing in good faith, and a failure in fiduciary duties are also used. Continue reading