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June 2012 Archives

What Can Be Done if You Believe the "At Fault" Driver's Insurance Company is Acting Unreasonably and in "Bad Faith"? By Atty. John Peterson

One of our clients was helping a friend put a new window into his house.  Our client went out to his car to get some tools.  His friend's pickup truck was parallel parked directly behind our client's car.  As our client opened his trunk to retrieve his tools, a negligent driver struck the rear of the pickup and drove a large hook mounted to the front bumper of the truck through our client's leg.

Assumptions Kill the Cat (At Least in the Workplace)

In the workplace, curiosity does NOT, as they say, "kill the cat." To the contrary, if you are in a workplace dispute, curiosity is a GOOD thing. Curiosity will cause you- before you take action- to take time to pause, gather more information, learn what is truly going on, and hopefully learn from credible sources what options you truly have. These are good things. Curiosity is a good instinct to have when you are in a risky situation, like a workplace dispute, and you don't know the full ramifications of what's going on.

What Can Be Done if You Believe the "At Fault" Driver's Insurance Company is Acting Unreasonably and in "Bad Faith"? By Atty. John Peterson

One of our clients was helping a friend put a new window into his house. Our client went out to his car to get some tools. His friend's pickup truck was parallel parked directly behind our client's car. As our client opened his trunk to retrieve his tools, a negligent driver struck the rear of the pickup and drove a large hook mounted to the front bumper of the truck through our client's leg.

Does Your H-1B Wage Loss Situation Have the Makings of a Class Action?

If you are an H-1B worker who has been underpaid or otherwise mistreated by an H-1B employer, you may be able bring your claims not only on your own behalf, but also on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals. The attorney-authors of this blog, along with our attorney colleagues at the excellent class-action law firm Kotchen & Low, have litigated proposed class-action cases (as well as single-worker actions), in a variety of legal forums. When H-1B workers' situations do in fact support class-action treatment of their claims, their lawsuit can be very strong.

Are You an H-1B Worker Promised a Percentage-Based Wage Higher Than the Prevailing Wage? Get Documentation

Has your H-1B employer promised you a wage that is based on a percentage of project work? If so, read on, as this article discusses some common issues and important considerations for H-1B workers offered percentage-based pay. This includes the importance of having documentation of what the employer promised.

Todd and Troy Merryfield, Clients of Attorney John Peterson, Successful in Lawsuit Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

Todd and Troy Merryfield, clients of attorney John Peterson, were recently successful in their civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.  According to an article in the Post Crescent:

Todd and Troy Merryfield, Clients of Attorney John Peterson, Successful in Lawsuit Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

Todd and Troy Merryfield, clients of attorney John Peterson, were recently successful in their civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. According to an article in the Post Crescent:

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