Fight For Your Reputation Against Slander

Filing for a civil lawsuit isn’t always a one-size-fits-all procedure and can vary across different states. The person that has suffered from slander has the right to file for a law suit, allowing the defendant to retract his/her statement. Filing for slander and winning a suit can only yield compensation and possibly a public apology. Corporations greatly value their brand and/or positive image.

SBEMP Fights For Your Reputation

It can be difficult when your reputation has been smeared from false statements made to intentionally damage your reputation and image. Because of this, SBEMP and our attorneys have successfully represented those who are falsely accused.

Slander can either be in form of slander or slander per se with the former having an additional person that has been a victim of libel to testify against the defendant. Victims can also file for special damages that are monetary.

In California, alleged victims can sue without pushing for special damages. We understand how a lawsuit can become libel if the defendant pleads not guilty to some previous suit, then smears the character of the person and many other variables that lead to civil suits regarding libel.

Let SBEMP Protect You In Civil Suits

We want to stop the trend of clients being smeared by statements either orally or otherwise. Our firm will assign an excellently skilled Palm Springs civil litigation lawyers with a background of experience in this field to help consult you on the steps to take. Using the evidence in the face of the opposition, we are confident of finding the best solution to the problem and greatly reducing its impact in your life.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Save Time and Money in Legal Arbitration

The Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure is a more efficient and cost-effective option to the very expensive and often time-consuming process of a drawn out investigation and trial. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to various legal procedures that assist you in finding solutions to disagreements without a trial. ADR is typically divided into at least four categories: negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. Sometimes a fifth sort, conciliation, is featured; however for our objectives, it may also be considered mediation.

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

ADR is a private and solely voluntary course of action wherein an impartial third party assists persons engaged in a legal dispute to resolve issues.

If all parties and their counsel jointly come to an agreement involving an ADR Agreement, the authorized legal counsel will assist them with:

(a) specify the primary matters in dispute
(b) establish a realistic schedule for the conclusion of any necessary discovery
(c) develop confidential and undisclosed impartial case assessments for each party relating to the likely result of the matters in dispute
(d) make informal evaluations regarding the time and expense needed to perform their pretrial activities.

Privacy is Essential in ADR

No party included in the dispute decision may subsequently divulge specifics of the disagreement, the details or outcome of any discussion, mediation, or arbitration without explicit written permission of all participants, except in cases where it is required to enforce or challenge the negotiated agreement or the arbitration award; required by law, or as required for financial and tax reports and/or audits. In the mediation procedure, the mediator assists the participants in determining vital issues , pinpoint disagreements , examine remedies , and negotiate a resolution as an alternative to going through a costly and lengthy trial.

Contact our Palm Springs alternative dispute resolution attorneys to discuss your case and how we can help you.

Ways to Value Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets

Analysis of IP valuation may not be correct because the analyst may lack experience and understanding of the legal issues in connection with assets. Even when market comparables are provided, comparable contacts should be adjusted to show the differences among various transactions, and the variances in the intellectual property or intangible assets.

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Construction and Real Estate Risks and Law

Palm Springs construction and real estate laws account for developers, contractors, and landlords in control of inadequate maintenance, inspection, design and construction of buildings for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Typically, real estate litigation arises out of contracts that have gone wrong. Typical examples are insurance firms that will not pay or construction that presents delays, defects, and more.

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The Legal Representation Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a standard public pathological hazard that affects many.
STDs, conjointly referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) effect one in 2 sexually active persons by age twenty-five. Once it involves lawsuits, the cases that often find a presence in court are typically those that involve a significant or life altering infection, like HIV/AIDS, syphilis, and different strains of infectious disease (such as hepatitis B and C, or strains of herpes).

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7 Types of Personal Injury Compensation

If you have been injured by another person’s negligence due to receiving an STD or other sex tort issue, you may entertain the thought of what a personal injury case could be worth. The key to the answer is in the damages incurred. With one of our Palm Springs personal injury attorneys facilitating your case, you’ll need to see what proportion of monetary harm you’ve suffered and mix that together with your physical and emotional trauma as well as pain and suffering. For private injury cases, a victim could receive money for damages that sometimes cover past and future medical bills, lost wages, and sometimes damages for pain and suffering.

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What are Public Contracts?

State codes that prohibit public officials and public staff from making public contracts during which they exhibit a monetary interest is notoriously obscure, broad, and often malleable. Many states create laws for non-appointed and appointed officials discouraging all staff and representatives from having a vested interest in any contract created by them in their official capability. However, state courts and politics have taken these terms loosely, creating hazardous straightforward violations to certain statutes sometimes while not even knowing it.

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Avoid Litigation with Alternative Dispute Resolution

An important side of our ability in achieving the self-made resolution of commercial disputes is our attorneys’ expertise in alternative dispute resolution. Resolving issues in commercial litigation and disputes can be core to a company’s business implementation and strategy. When disputes arise, business owners and public entities can usually choose to settle outside the court, through judicial litigation procedures, instead of facing trial.

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Handling Problems in Probate

Probate is the legal method by that the fiduciary (executor) of the estate ultimately settles all affairs of a deceased dearest. It is typically more sophisticated for the executor of an estate, who has a fiduciary obligation and who has been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing an estate’s assets while facilitating the methodical process of probating the estate.

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Why DIY is Hazardous to Your Estate Plan

Estate planning attorneys may work with financial experts to help customers create legally-binding trusts related to the disbursement of money and assets.

Great legal representatives can often provide advice for a better distribution of an estate’s assets. Going forward, legal documents can be drafted and utilized to discharge debts (like mortgages and loans) upon the death of an individual. This aids in avoiding the creation of any undue burden upon family members.

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Challenges Companies Face with Mergers and Acquisitions

Progressive corporations have realized that a merger is not only dependent on the combination of the two companies’ assets, but also of the cooperation of their employees and human resources. Given that the demand for capital, heavy regulatory burdens, and shifting models of compensation, a business has financial challenges they face when completing a Merger and Acquisition.

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The Benefits of Companies Establishing an LLC

Businesses, by law, are required to adopt formalities within the corporation to ensure the company functions as a separate entity to themselves, independent of the company’s owners. A Limited Liability Company is also known as an LLC and is, for instance, set up as the entity itself and shields the individual owners from personal liability.

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Tribal Lands Seek Protection Against Fracking

A recent article states that environmental and tribal coalition groups have sued to obstruct a rule from 2015 in order to protect wildlife and public resources. The case is set to repeal the Trump Administration’s change to the rule that protects against fracking on lands that belong to federal and tribal communities. Continue reading

Why Companies Need Clear Sexual Harassment Policies To Prevent Litigation

The headlines in 2017 involved emerging headlines showing litigation and sexual harassment claims. In 2018, there is no indication of these headlines slowing down. The boost in sexual-harassment claims coincides with the prevalent and ongoing social movement which has supported those who are victims of sexual harassment to step forward and announce that they, also, have been victimized.

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Why Sex Tort Cases Are Hard To Prove

A developing trend in the law would be to allow partners, and sometimes third parties, to recover for the involuntary disease of a sexually transmitted disease. In most sex tort cases, the obligation of the infected party who either knows, should find out, or assumes they were infected with a sexually transmitted disease is either to refrain from sexual conduct with other people, or to warn others of the infection prior to participating in the act.

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How Companies Can Prepare For Business Litigation Before It Starts

Owning your company and being your own boss involves a lot of responsibility. Being a successful small business owner also entails understanding the basics of business litigation and being ready for potential legal issues should they arise. Although no provider goes out searching for legal problems, these issues can affect virtually any business, and preparation is important to avoiding long term damages.

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Part 1: 2018 New Legislation Impacting Public Agencies

From the Public Agency Law Department: Part One of a Four Part Series:
2018 Newly Introduced California Legislation Impacting Public Agencies

The following is an overview of newly introduced and pending legislation that will impact California cities, counties, special districts, and water districts, if passed and/or approved by the electorate. To read more about a particular bills or propositions, follow the links below and contact SBEMP for further information or assistance.

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Part 2: 2018 New Legislation Impacting Public Agencies

From the Public Agency Law Department: Part 2 Of a Four-Part Series:
2018 Newly Introduced California Legislation Impacting Public Agencies

The following is a summary of newly introduced and pending Legislation that will impact California cities, counties, special districts, and water districts, if passed, and/or accepted by the electorate. To read more about bills or propositions, follow the links below and contact SBEMP for assistance or more details.

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