May 2013

Agreements Not to Solicit Employees

Recently, a good friend of mine who used to practice law in Humboldt County, called me to tell me he was retiring from a business management position in Oregon. He wanted to discuss his severance package which included an agreement not to solicit his former employer’s employees.
All I could relate to my friend was the current state of the law in California. The question is whether an agreement not to solicit employees is subject to the same limitations provided in California Business and Professions Code §16600 dealing with non-compete agreements.

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Representing Children: What's Best for the Child?

Janssen Malloy LLP has extensive experience in representing children who have been injured through the careless conduct of others. There are special considerations unique to representing children (minors under the age of 18, or legal majority).   First of all, the Statute of Limitations (S/L) for a minor is different than that for an adult. Generally, the S/L for an adult in a personal injury matter is two (2) years from the date of injury, which means that a lawsuit against responsible defendants must be filed within two years from the date of the injury.

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Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Upheld

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Dangers of Texting and Cell Phone while Driving

Here in Eureka we have recently seen a rash of car/pedestrian accidents caused by cell phone use. Vehicle Code  §23123 (a) provides that “a person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking and is used in that manner while driving.”

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