Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

By: Intellectual Property Group

In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and donated one of her kidneys. Although the transplant helped Mr. Barry survive for several more years, he passed away in November 2014. Ironically, Mr. Barry’s widow is now suing Ms.

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Weintraub Tobin Announces Gary Rothstein to Join San Francisco Office

Download: Press Release. Gary Rothstein.pdf

San Francisco, California – July 10, 2014 – Weintraub Tobin, a business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Gary Rothstein has joined the San Francisco office.
Rothstein has extensive experience in trust, probate matters and estate planning. He handles complex estate planning for individuals and families, advising clients on advanced estate planning techniques, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships and charitable giving vehicles.

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Who’s the Boss? New Bill Seeks to Redefine “Supervisor” Under Title VII

By: Labor & Employment

Last year, the Supreme Court finally clarified the long open question: “Who is a Supervisor under Title VII?” As discussed in our previous post, in Vance, the Supreme Court held that a supervisor is someone who is “empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions” against a complaining employee. Essentially, a “supervisor” – or someone who can subject an employer to vicarious liability – is someone who can hire,

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Partnerships Beware! Partners May Have Claims for Unlawful Retaliation under FEHA

On May 16, 2012, a California Appellate Court issued its ruling in Fitzsimons v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group and held that a partner could state a claim for unlawful retaliation against her partnership under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).

The defendant medical group (“CEP”) was a California general partnership with approximately 700 partners, including plaintiff. Plaintiff claimed that she was demoted and retaliated against for complaining that several CEP “officers and agents” had sexually harassed female employees of CEP’s management and billing subsidiaries.

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